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Does dieting at young age cause delayed puberty?

Does dieting at young age cause delayed puberty?

It can: Underweight from dieting, or just underweight, often delays the onset of puberty and slows growth. Weight management in children should really be medically supervised for these reasons and more. ...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


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Can being overweight stunt growth before puberty?

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Can being overweight stunt growth before puberty?

No: To the contrary to the general belief, linear growth of overweight children is generally enhanced. ...Read more

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What can cause precocious puberty in boys?

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

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Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?

Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?

Not true: That just doesn't happen. These are simply tales which have no bearing on the reality of genetics. Children masturbate from the time they're very small. People would be dwarfs if this concept was based in any reality. ...Read more

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What causes precocious puberty in girls?

What causes precocious puberty in girls?

Not sure: Puberty is occurring earlier - we think because girls are heavier. True precocious puberty may be due to many factors. If you have a girl child who is growing breasts or having a menstrual period ahead of her peers see a pediatric endocrinologist now. ...Read more

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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read more

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Does weight gain happen during puberty?

Does weight gain happen during puberty?

Puberty: Yes but you are old enough to be getting out of puberty and you need to optimize your eating habits. Exercise would also be a good idea. ...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.

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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What can cause delayed puberty in girls?

Multiple causes: Delayed puberty results from disruption of the hormones regulating periods. Often delayed puberty is familial, with a family history of later periods. Weight loss, low weight or intense exercise causing low body weight can disrupt hormonal balance. Occasionally it can be a genetic issue like turner's syndrome. If the delay is significantly past 12 to 13 y old, then a workup is in order. ...Read more

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Is eexcess masturbatin leads to have low height growth in boys?

Is eexcess masturbatin leads to have low height growth in boys?

No: It won't make you short, smooth, hairy, infertile, stupid, an unfit husband / parent, a sexual cripple, insensitive to social issues, or unspiritual. It's excessive when you're preoccupied with erotica to the extent of missing out on other good things in life. ...Read more

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Do hormones in meat cause early puberty?

Do hormones in meat cause early puberty?

No: To reaffirm, dr. Vuguin, there is no evidence that these hormones trigger early onset of puberty. This has been proposed as a possibility and is currently under investigation. ...Read more

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Does being obese as a child cause early puberty?

It depends: Overweight or obese females may enter puberty earlier. In obese males, puberty may be delayed. ...Read more

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Does anorexia cause stunted growth if i'm a teenager?

Does anorexia cause stunted growth if i'm a teenager?

Yes: Anorexia can cause stunted growth for anyone who hasn't finished growing yet, which usually means all children under 16 years of age. Anorexics don't get enough calories, protein, essential lipids & amino acids, vitamins, minerals, calcium, etc... Therefore, they don't have the necessary building blocks to keep growing at a normal rate (the amount of stunting is less if only mildly anorexic). ...Read more

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Puberty in boys can cause violent behavior?

BEHAVIOR PROBLEM: Not all boys have violent behaviors. He might be having stress or other problems that he cannot cope with. Sit down with him and explore his feelings. ...Read more

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Will losing weight affect puberty in a 15 yo boy?

Will losing weight affect puberty in a 15 yo boy?

Depends: What is the boy's body mass index (bmi)? With a high bmi, weight loss if done properly without skimping on essential nutrients from whole foods and wild salmon can be healthy. Losing weight with a normal bmi could be unhealthy and should be discouraged. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more