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Male Hormones During Puberty
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
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
Confusing question: Sex hormones signal the growth centers to accelerate and complete the linear growth. In a sense, the sex hormones are just a normal part of the growth process.Without them, a person would continue to grow at a slow but steady rate, but would not gain muscle mass and sexual maturity. ...Read more
Hormones in puberty: Testosterone leads to a physiologic growth in penis size during puberty. If the testosterone is appropriate, the adding more will not increase penis size. If the testosterone is inappropriately low, then evaluation is needed to find out and correct the underlying cause. ...Read more
I have hypogonadism and was wondering what hormone replacement therapy would do to a 17 year old male, entering late stages of puberty (started late)?
Pediatric endocrine: Hopefully you are under the care of a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in exactly the kind of issue you are having. Based upon the hormones that your body is already producing, an endocrinologist can determine exactly where your hypogonadism is coming from, and tailor hormonal treatment to correct it. Early therapy can create normal hormone levels and resume normal sexual development. ...Read more
I have constitutional delayed puberty.I masturbated more than couple of times during age 12, 13.Can that effect puberty, bone structure, hormones etc.?
No, it does not...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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