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How Do You Feel About Teens Shaving Down There
Personal: If it makes you feel better about yourself and you are safe with what you are doing and are not obscessed with it, then do your thing. Watch for nicking and cutting and skin rash and infections. If it is you, then be you. Don't worry about it and don't sweat it. It is personal, plain and simple. ...Read more
What is a dangerous heart rate for teens(who exercise once a week[running laps] and sit down for about 8-10 hours a day) when scared, or in general?
Tachycardia, SV: During an episode of SVT, the heart's electrical system doesn't work right, causing the heart to beat very fast. The heart beats at least 100 beats a minute and may reach 300 beats a minute. After treatment or on its own, the heart usually returns to a normal rate of 60 to 100 beats a minute. SVT may start and end quickly, and you may not have symptoms. SVT becomes a problem when it happens often, lasts a long time, or causes symptoms. SVT also is called paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) or paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (PAT). ...Read more
Yes: These provide a close shave with less pulling and effort as the blades complement each other in the removal of the hair. So they are gentler. ...Read more
Shaving at what age: There is no fixed age for it.Some teenagers dont grow beard and moustache till they are 18 or so and some start growing facial hair at 10.When to shave is a personal and parental decision and varies. ...Read more
Extremely: Nutrition is extremely important to teens. Their bodies and brains are still growing! in fact kids gain about 20% of adult height and 50% of adult weight during adolescence. Adolescent boys need 2, 500-2, 800 per day, while girls need around 2, 200 per day -- provided in the form of lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and fruits and veggies. Make junk food "alternatives" like baked fries. ...Read more
Puberty decides: Every teenager is different but they all go through the same basic stages of puberty. These stages are often referred to as tanner stages (also referred to as sexual maturity level). Stage i is seen before puberty starts and stage v is when you have full adult characteristics. Once you are at stage v you are unlikely to grow any taller. Typically this is at ~15-16 for girls and ~16-17 for boys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most aren't: This is a bit of a loaded question, since most teens are not emotionally ready for sex. The guys have no idea what sex means to the girls, and the girls may or may not have a good idea of what sex entails, and neither really understands the risks involved. For a teen to be "ready", they have to have a good understanding of the risk, how to be safe, and a thorough discussion of the emotional side. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormones: As the pituitary and adrenal glands mature in the pre-teen and teen years, testosterone is produced by the testicles and many changes occur. Facial hair grows, the voice deepens, the penis elongates, the testicles grow and muscles get bigger. Testosterone causes the sex drive and sexual desire and stimulation. It is probably never higher than in the teen years. ...Read more
Set achievable goals: Successful dieting requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals & small milestones are good. He must be happy with the foods he gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. One can cut back on calories enough to lose 1-2 pounds a week, and he will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. One-two pounds a week is 50-100 pounds/year! ...Read more
Pycnogenol is back !: It has to have been over 25 years since this extract of pine bark was first marketed as a medication for adhd. Then, it was primarily from germany; now france produces a large amount of it, allegedly for all sorts of ailments. There were no studies showing efficacy for adhd then ; there are still none. Sorry! look for answers to questions on ht re: how to increase your study skills behaviorally. ...Read more
Encouragement: Encouragement and creativity are important for teens to recognize themselves. They often get bogged down in trying to be "acceptable" to their friends or being like everyone else (from what they see and hear in the media). Having interests and developing talents take time. Learning what a teen likes (by listening without judgment rather than talking) and their frustrations can be quite helpful. ...Read more
Yes: Alcohol, drug and nicotine abuse are number one. Depression and suicide are important issues. Inappropriate sexual behavior with consequent std are a major concern. Motor vehicle accidents and deaths are also an important health hazard. Perhaps the most important health issue these days is teenage obesity. ...Read more
No: Age is not as important as maturity in this case. Contact lenses, while very liberating, can be dangerous if not worn and cared for appropriately. You must be able to insert them and take them out daily, clean them regularly and follow all your doctor's directions - including keeping scheduled appointments. As long as you can do that, a child of any age can potentially wear them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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