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Do Phytoestrogens Have Enough Strength To Change Pubertal Growth In Teens
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
Varies: There are "early bloomers" and "late bloomers". Early puberty occurs in middle school and late bloomers hit growth spurt in 9-10th grades. Girls do the bulk of growing the two years before menses and boys will hit growth spurt (on the average) between 12-14 years and can grow until age 20 . I always ask parents when they hit their growth spurt as that provides idea when their children might.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puberty: Yes it does, maybe even a little earlier in the 10-15 range. ...Read more
Uncomfortable: Many adolescents that age simply do not feel comfortable talking about personal/private body issues with their parents. Parents may also be uncomfortable discussing it because of their own issues. Parents are still a good source of information and have the teens/tweens best interest at heart so it is beneficial to start there. Parents can then help with other resources to answer their questions. ...Read more
Is it true that fluoride makes breasts grow faster than normal, accounting for early puberty in pre-teens?
Hello, I am in my mid-teens, and my penis seems to be wet a lot of the time. I have not hit puberty, so it is not pre-cum. Please help!
I am 30 with obvious signs of incomplete/delayed puberty. Is it too late to be addressed? Studies have shown clomiphene to be effective for accelerating puberty in teens with dp.
It depends: Upon whether you are just worried about small genitalia or whether you've really had an evaluation for delayed puberty, including bone age x-ray, etc. Why have you waited until age of 30? See an endocrinologist and get the problem properly evaluated and treated if necessary. Don't start making your own diagnosis and or treatment decisions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs: Unless your doctor has seen and examined you it is wrong to take isoflavones and/or phytoestrogens! If your doctor sees you and prescribes them I would like to hear from you again. ...Read more
Doubt it: There is a lot of disinformation and deception about "phytoestrogens"; it's sad to hear an environmental extremist claim we are being demasculinized by them while eating tofu, which is loaded with them. Breast size is mostly genetic and a young woman's natural hormones will do their work -- they are far stronger than phytoestrogens. ...Read more
Unlikely: The effect of phytoestrogens on male and female adults and on infants has been extensively studied without any significant adverse effects being conclusively shown. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.
Neither good: nor bad, generally of no consequences. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. ...Read more
If phytoestrogens are strong enough to have an effect, will it have just as many side effects as real estrogen?
No,: No. These r relatively weak estrogens.Get a more detailed answer ›
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