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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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Will to much estrogen during puberty prevent penis growth ? I am 18 , obese and have had manboobs throuh from obesity though puberty.

Will to much estrogen during puberty prevent penis growth ? I am 18 , obese and have had manboobs throuh from obesity though puberty.

Don't worry: Overweight or gynecomastia are not associated with small penis size. The good news is that you can lose weight more easily while a young adult. The critical points are to restrict your calorie intake to under 1600 per day. Restricting carbohydrates make it easier to hit that calorie target. Vigorous daily exercise will be necessary too. ...Read more

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I want to know if im going through puberty or not? 20 years old, extremely obese in high school with no change during, at 20 began to try and get in shape, and im just now developing facial hair, genitalia under formed. Have pubic hair, but no growth. Did

Obesity: We are just starting to learn all of the endocrine impacts of obesity, but we are learning that peripheral adipose tissue, fat, does increase estrogen levels. This can affect fertility, testosterone levels, sex drive, and even certain types of cancer. I would agree with an evaluation by a physician and encourage you to continue in your weight loss attempts. Perhaps seek advice of a dietician. ...Read more

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Does obesity have any bearing on how effective testosterone therapy is for delayed puberty especially pertaining to penis and facial hair growth?

Does obesity have any bearing on how effective testosterone therapy is for delayed puberty especially pertaining to penis and facial hair growth?

Being skinner : Is better. It will help facilitate health. Losing 10% of weight will go a long way to helping make things better faster. ...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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Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?

Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?

Not true: That just doesn't happen. These are simply tales which have no bearing on the reality of genetics. Children masturbate from the time they're very small. People would be dwarfs if this concept was based in any reality. ...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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What amount of calories should an obese male in their 40's eat in order to lose the weight?

What amount of calories should an obese male in their 40's eat in order to lose the weight?

1600 calories a day: It is hard to give an answer without knowing more about the individual patient's weight, height, and activity levels. In our research trials, we advise men to eat a 1600 calorie diet and then adjust the diet based on weight loss and exercise. This should cause weight loss of about 2-3 lb per week. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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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