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Doctor insights on: Early Arrival Of Puberty In Females And Males For Obesity

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...Read more

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Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Greater demand: Subtle processing irregularities may not be identified in earlier years when the environmental demands were not as complex, , and individuals are developing skills to meet the needs of theri irregular processing instead of developing more typical skills so with the adolescent brain pruning thier function is more compromised that is functional. ...Read more

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Will late puberty result in the delay of growth for sports?

Will late puberty result in the delay of growth for sports?

Likely yes: When kids go through puberty their growth rates increase and they get stronger. This would happen later in a child with pubertal delay. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a growth spurt for males after puberty?

Growth: After puberty a male has more hair, grows taller and has more musculature. ...Read more

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Disadvantage of excess masturbation at early age?

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Disadvantage of excess masturbation at early age?

None: Aside from the social taboos against it, there should be no problem with masturbation at an early age. "excess" would be hard to define, but if it is causing physical trauma, you should probably stop. ...Read more

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Is menstruation in my daughter at the age of nine considered precocious puberty?

Is menstruation in my daughter at the age of nine considered precocious puberty?

No: Menstruation before age 8 is precocious puberty in girls, so 'no.' normally other pubertal changes - breast-budding, pubic hair growth, axillary hair - also occur before menarche. This is just a generalization; if any doubt, absolutely consult her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Aside from the hormones involved, is puberty the same in males and females?

Aside from the hormones involved, is puberty the same in males and females?

Puberty = a process: of physical maturation during which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction. Hormones in the brain signal the gonads - ovaries in girls or testes in boys, to begin the maturational process. Growth plates of long bones are fused by the end of the process & adult height is reached. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks

Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks

No: Most central precocious puberty in girls are benign and not related to adult illness or metabolism . Most central precocious puberty in boys are due to brain tumor, and need to be treated . ...Read more

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What is the workup for late puberty in boys?

What is the workup for late puberty in boys?

Late puberty: Most cases of delayed puberty are simply variants of normal development and not cause for alarm. Half of all adolescents who experience such delays have a parent or sibling whose growth followed a similar pattern. Depending on the cause, workup will include tests for malnutrition brought on by diseases, medications or eating disorders in addition to growth hormone, testosterone and other hormones. ...Read more

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What factors contributes to an onset of menstruation in young girls?

What factors contributes to an onset of menstruation in young girls?

Genetics and weight: Most girls have their first period at a age similar the their mothers. Overweight females tend to have an earlier onset of puberty. In most girls having precocious puberty, no cause is identified, but evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist is needed. The genes and receptors controlling the onset of puberty are being studied. We don't have a final answer yet. ...Read more

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Can masturbation/ejaculation in puberty cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting final height of male?

Can masturbation/ejaculation in puberty cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting final height of male?

No: There is no evidence in the literature which supports this. If it were true most males would be short. If you are concerned about your height, explore other possibilities. ...Read more

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Pls dr what are the effect of early sex in the adolescent male and female?

Pls dr what are the effect of  early sex in the adolescent male and female?

Early in what sense?: I presume you are wondering about sex at a young age... You might find the following links helpful in answering your question. In any event, you should understand that what studies show may or may not be the case for any individual: http://bit.ly/1yvlpQh http://bit.ly/1z74VNh ...Read more

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Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Female puberty: As in boys, one of the first signs of puberty is body odor. The development of the hourglass body configuration also starts at the same time. Then comes breast enlargement. Appearance of axillary and pubic hair follows later. After about 1 to 2 years into puberty, the first menstrual period arrives. After a few more years of physical and psychological changes, a lady is born. ...Read more

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Can early onset of menopause run in the family?

Usually: For some reason or an other, likely genetic, women tend to go thru menopause at same age as their mothers & sisters. ...Read more

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Puberty (Definition)

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


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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more