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Doctor insights on: Examples Of Conformity To Peer Pressure

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What are the type of peer pressure?

What are the type of peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure can try to influence behaviors (pressure to have another drink, be more sexually active, vote for a certain person) or may try to influence thinking and values. It can be direct with peers verbally making statements that encourage thoughts/behaviors & it can be indirect with peers behaving in a way and rejecting when others do not fall into line. Seek wise counsel to find your way. ...Read more

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What is the solution of peer pressure?

What is the solution of peer pressure?

You are responsible: For you no matter what others say and do. . Think about what is right and wrong and decide for yourself what is the right thing to do. Develop inner strength and self-confidence, stand firm, walk away when necessary, resist doing something when you know better. Appropriate worthwhile peers will respect you. The others are not worth your time and likely have ulterior motives. Live strong and well! ...Read more

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What are the solutions for peer pressure?

You are bit older to: be asking. I would talk to someone who you trust. Give yourself some time alone to make important decisions or those you trust who have had a history of making decisions in a sound manner. Give more space to those pressuring you and let them know you dont enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you dont measure up. Part of growing up is knowing who you are and being ok with it. ...Read more

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Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Depends on type: Certainly peer pressure to drink alcohol, do drugs, have sex, etc. Has very negative implications for the one being pressured or bullied. However, in other environments peer pressure can help kids stay away from these things and do better in school. ...Read more

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How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

Multiple factors:: Stress, tension, anxiety, bullying, depession, drugs: need I say more: choose your friends wisely and ALWAYS COMMUNICATE ...Read more

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What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

Peerpressure=alcohol: The adolescent substance abuse knowledge base reports 30% teens are offered drugs in middle- high school. According to the national household survey on drug use and health from the U.S. Department of health and human services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol. To combat 'peer-pressure' parents should 'talk to their teenagers', know their friends and stay involved. ...Read more

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How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

Sex and teens: Peer pressure can disrupt a teens normal sexual development if a teen is pressured and gives in to sexual activity before he or she feels comfortable and ready. Sexuality is an important aspect of development and impacts a person's identity, self-worth, self-image, and emotional stability among other areas. It is important to respect your own sexual boundaries as well as others. ...Read more

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How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

Positive peers: If a teen's friends are choosing to make decisions that are healthy, then that teen has a higher chance of making his/her own healthy decisions. ...Read more

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Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more

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I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

Peer Pressure: If you go to the American Psychological Association website you will find good research and information about peer pressure and lots of other things. Here's a link http://www.apa.org/search.aspx?query=peer%20pressure Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Interesting question: Kids are always under peer pressure. As kids mature, they become more self assured & independent (usually following ideals instilled by parents) rather than depending on others for validation. College represents a problem in that this is the first place young adults are completely on their own to make good or bad choices. A person is always responsible for their actions high school or college. ...Read more

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What can cause my blood pressure to be too low? Example 100/66; 93/65;

What can cause my blood pressure to be too low?  Example 100/66; 93/65;

BP medications...: 55 y/o female asks, What can cause my BP to be too low? Example 100/66, 93/65. Technically, those numbers are not too low with <120/90 being normal. That said, BP medications themselves are the commonest causes of low BP for age. But a host of Endocrine & metabolic disorders;low thyroid, low Adrenal function, diuretics, low salt diet and more can also do it. To prevent Syncope/Falls best see MD. ...Read more

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If I have been taking blood pressure meds, for example, everyday for a couple years now, will it affect me when I get older?

If I have been taking blood pressure meds, for example, everyday for a couple years now, will it affect me when I get older?

Hypertension meds: Keeping your blood pressure controlled will help to insure good health. However, you did not list the medications - so can't tell you if there would be long-term effects from any of those specific medications. Take care. ...Read more

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When should a high pulse be worrisome? Example, pulse for me 98, just woke up. Pressure normal though. Earlier, pulse was 106. Thank you

When should a high pulse be worrisome? Example, pulse for me 98, just woke up. Pressure normal though. Earlier, pulse was 106. Thank you

Your life is: Not in danger with pulse rate in that range, but it is possible that you have a defect in electrical conduction of your heart muscles. This can be serious. It is also possible you have a metabolic disorder causing this rapid pulse. You need a doctor to figure it out for you. He will probably do blood tests, ekg, and possibly even a holter monitor. In the meantime, cut back on caffeine. ...Read more

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Last week my wrist started to hurt and I can not put pressure on it for example doing push ups and now I can't bend my wrist?

Last week my wrist started to hurt and I can not put pressure on it for example doing push ups and now I can't bend my wrist?

Wrist sprain: Possibly overused the muscles around the wrist joint. Can use a pharmacy wrist splint and take some Tylenol or ibuprofen as directed on bottle label. Go easy on it for a few days.. Call in for virtual visit if desired. ...Read more

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Will hanging upside down on an inversion machine (like Teeter Hangups for example) Raise or Lower blood pressure, and why? Thank you in advance!

Will hanging upside down on an inversion machine (like Teeter Hangups for example) Raise or Lower blood pressure, and why?  Thank you in advance!

Should not: No, this should not affect your blood pressure on the whole, however while upside down, the blood pressure will increase and if you have underlying hypertension, you may want to avoid the inversion tables. . ...Read more

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How can the BP be the same all over the body? if I press blood upp in my head the pressure must be different in my head than for example my arm? TU

How can the BP be the same all over the body? if I press blood upp in my head the pressure must be different in my head than for example my arm? TU

BP: The hemodynamics of blood pressure are dynamics and once the stroke volume of the heart is ejected into the proximal aorta the pressure wave is influenced by the resistance to inflow and the runoff from the areas of the body. If there is stenosis of the inflow to a limb, the pressure in the distal part of the limb will be lower than the proximal to the obstruction. ...Read more