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Examples Of Conformity To 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?
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
I get so much peer pressure to have sex. And don't get me wrong my drive is up there but im nervous and scared its a whole new world. Should i cave?
True to one' self: Good for you. Just because everyone is doing it doest mean you have to follow. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have been taking blood pressure meds, for example, everyday for a couple years now, will it affect me when I get older?
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
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?
Will hanging upside down on an inversion machine (like Teeter Hangups for example) Raise or Lower blood pressure, and why? Thank you in advance!
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
No: Not really an average ratio between the 2. ...Read more
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