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How Does Peer Pressure Effect Teenagers
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
I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?
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
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
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
Multiple causes: A number of conditions raise blood pressure in a teenager. Some well known causes are: hyperthroidism, coarctation of aorta, metabolic syndrome associated with obesity, vascular abnormality in kidneys, chronic renal diseases, and essential hypertension. Consultation with your primary care doctor is advised. ...Read more
Varies with age: The normal blood pressure for children increases as they grow older. Certainly any systolic blood pressure greater than 135 in a near adult would be worrisome and lower pressures in children who are younger. You can do a google search for "blood pressure tables for children". ...Read more
BP: Make sure you are using the correct size cuff and in an environment that is calming. Often taking a home BP is best. Record your values and see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more
Blood pressure: If you keep trying you will get different readings at different times, technique differs posture and other factors. Your blood pressure is fine. Unfortunately as per HeathTap rules you are still a minor, you need to be above 18 years to be able to ask questions on your own, wish you wellness ...Read more
Do I have high Blood pressure as a teenager? almost all my readings has been over 130 and the highest recent one was 141/98. what should i do?
Get evaluated: I worry less about an upper number of 130 than the 141 and the lower number of 98 is definitely high. This is not ER like high, but you need to get in for a review of your history, exam and some testing. Cut out any salty foods from your diet for now as well as caffeine. If the doc can exclude some medical issues you may have simple high blood pressure.Sometimes diet/activity can help or meds ...Read more
What is the side effect applying pressure on belly often?I press my belly on the basketball with full body weight since a teenager to relief sex urge
Pressing on belly: As long as you are not having pain nothing should happen ...Read more
CAN SVT CAUSE INCREASE IN BLOOD PRESSURE. DURING AN EPISODE, IT DA REACH UP TO 195/90. I'm only a teenager, and I'm worried if that is normal with SVT?
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