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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Will to much estrogen during puberty prevent penis growth ? I am 18 , obese and have had manboobs throuh from obesity though puberty.

Will to much estrogen during puberty prevent penis growth ? I am 18 , obese and have had manboobs throuh from obesity though puberty.

Don't worry: Overweight or gynecomastia are not associated with small penis size. The good news is that you can lose weight more easily while a young adult. The critical points are to restrict your calorie intake to under 1600 per day. Restricting carbohydrates make it easier to hit that calorie target. Vigorous daily exercise will be necessary too. ...Read more

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I want to know if im going through puberty or not? 20 years old, extremely obese in high school with no change during, at 20 began to try and get in shape, and im just now developing facial hair, genitalia under formed. Have pubic hair, but no growth. Did

Obesity: We are just starting to learn all of the endocrine impacts of obesity, but we are learning that peripheral adipose tissue, fat, does increase estrogen levels. This can affect fertility, testosterone levels, sex drive, and even certain types of cancer. I would agree with an evaluation by a physician and encourage you to continue in your weight loss attempts. Perhaps seek advice of a dietician. ...Read more

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Does obesity have any bearing on how effective testosterone therapy is for delayed puberty especially pertaining to penis and facial hair growth?

Does obesity have any bearing on how effective testosterone therapy is for delayed puberty especially pertaining to penis and facial hair growth?

Being skinner : Is better. It will help facilitate health. Losing 10% of weight will go a long way to helping make things better faster. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts about early puberty causes?

What are your thoughts about early puberty causes?

Precocious puberty: Environmental exposure of some kind may spark it. I believe hair products like shampoos or gels may contain Estrogens which make the hair look good but induce puberty to begin. Weight gain in girls has been proven to lead to early puberty. ...Read more

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Can stress cause early puberty?

Can stress cause early puberty?

Am not familiar with: Any literature indicated that increased stress would lead to accelerated puberty. ...Read more

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Could masturbating cause early puberty?

Could masturbating cause early puberty?

May reverse...?: It may be more logically to state: could early puberty cause masturbating? Reaching puberty denotes acquiring the ability to reproduce through testicular growth and testosterone production to transform into adulthood. But the age of puberty can vary among individuals. ...Read more

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What causes precocious puberty in a boy?

Not sure: Precocious puberty is the development of sexual characteristics before the age of 8. Most causes are idiopathic, in other words, they are not known, there are causes that can be more serious, like tumors and should be evaluated immediately by an endocrinologist. Early treatment is very important and can prevent the progression of the process. This is important and should be addressed asap. ...Read more

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What can cause precocious puberty in boys?

Precocious puberty: Precocious puberty in boys is pubertal development before age 9. The causes are gdpp) early developmental signals from the brain, or gipp) abnormal steroid production such as from tumors. This is way too complex for 400 words, but includes tumors of the testes, adrenals, or brain. Sometimes no cause is identified, but while very common in girls (80%) this is rare in boys. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

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