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Do we need to report ehlers-danlos syndrome as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report ehlers-danlos syndrome as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Yes: If your kid has ED it does not go away. The variable expression of this connective tissue disorder means some are milder than others but the potential for health issues lasts a lifetime. A simple summary of how this disorder has effected your son should help any college health service know at what point to contact you or specialists. ...Read more

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Do we need to report delayed sleep phase as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report delayed sleep phase as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Sleep phase: I don't think this is reportable. However, after successful treatment the person must commit to staying well. This usually involves a fixed rising time and general sleep hygiene. That can be very hard for a college student. Your teen might want to talk to a dorm resident or academic advisor or college health professional on arrival at school for advice on maintaining improved sleep. ...Read more

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Do we need to report low platelets as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report low platelets as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Reason is important: The reason for the low platelets is important, as is the platelet count. As long as your teen is aware of the condition and what to look out for, that is ok. If they are headed to college, a medical record should probably be sent to the college health clinic. ...Read more

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Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Yes: It is very important to provide a complete and accurate medical history. This is especially important when your teen has his or her physical prior to starting college. ...Read more

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What are all the signs that a teen might get her first period?

What are all the signs that a teen might get her first period?

Menarche: Or the start of periods most often occurs after thelarche or breast budding has been present for 2 years. Other symptoms of this puberty are leukorrhea, which is the normal mucusy discharge from the vagina. ...Read more

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How much exersize should a teen get a day?

How much exersize should a teen get a day?

Answers vary: An hour a day, 3x/week, sufficient to produce increased respiratory depth is good for everybody. The truth is that a teen will make his/her own decisions about exercise / fitness / muscling up / trimming down, and fortunately most make good choices. Parents are much less influence than peers, and the best parents make fitness opportunities available to kids without being pushy. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I get a six pack for teen?

How can I get a six pack for teen?

Diet and exercise: Most of those ripped bodies out there have 5-10 % body fat. Since most normal appearing teens will have 15-20% that could mean dropping 5-10% of your body weight to achieve that goal. You can certainly have a flat stomach with good conditioning and less weight loss, but a good 6 pack will cost you. Competitive body builders often get into the 3-5% body fat range. ...Read more

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Where to get teen mental health info?

Where to get teen mental health info?

School, doc, etc: Teen mental health info can be found in a number of places. The school counselor will usually have pamphlets (like on glee) or websites you can use. The american academy of pediatrics has a number of resources and website links to use, and there are online resources like the mayo clinic and johns hopkins that publish information. Plus the cdc has a whole section on this. ...Read more

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How many hrs of sleep should a teen get?

How many hrs of sleep should a teen get?

No < 9 hours: During the growing years a teen needs 9 or more hours of sleep per 24 hrs. Growth spurts and physically demanding activities can add to the need. Failure to keep up with the sleep requirement can show up in a variety of ways. Poor academic performance in school, sleep walking, etc. After growth stops & activities lessen, 8hrs may be adequate. ...Read more

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Why do males get horniest in their teens?

Why do males get horniest in their teens?

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

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How to get stout and strong as a teen boy?

How to get stout and strong as a teen boy?

Live healthy!: Not exactly sure what you mean by "stout and strong as a teen boy" but I'm guessing you mean something along the lines of energetic and healthy. If so, then leading an active healthy lifestyle should do it: plenty of regular exercise, a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, sufficient rest/sleep, avoiding drugs, alcohol and absolutely no smoking! That's a great start, anyway! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a teen boy get thin in a month?

Can you tell me how a teen boy get thin in a month?

Not able: It is not healthy to get thin in just a month. It took years to get where you are today, and that isn't going to change in a mere 30 days. It is an unhealthy and unrealistic expectation. Start a healthy lifestyle and healthy way of eating and expect weight and BMI to stabilize over years, not days. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get or develop dyslexia as a teen?

Is it possible to get or develop dyslexia as a teen?

Unlikely: Not really unless there is something new occurring with your brain function. Generally one is born with dyslexia.It may show up later because the body is able to compensate with other strengths. ...Read more

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If you are a teen who is trying to get an abortion, it is possible I get one for free?

If you are a teen who is trying to get an abortion, it is possible I get one for free?

Maybe: There is assistance available. Check this link to see if you might qualify for assistance:

http://www. Fundabortionnow. Org/get-help/financial-counseling

or call this number: 1-800-772-9100. ...Read more

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How do I get through to an adolescent that weed is terrible when they continue to smoke it?

How do I get through to an adolescent that weed is terrible when they continue to smoke it?

KeepTalking with him: Marijuana dependence is the body's physical need for the addictive substance in order for the teen to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the brain and body, to behavior problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. Mj is illegal under U.S. Law, so a teen can end up with a criminal record. ...Read more

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Can teens get neuroblastoma?

Can teens get neuroblastoma?

Unfortunately: It is typically seen in young children, but it can occur in teenagers & adults. ...Read more

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How does a teen girl get a rounder butt?

How does a teen girl get a rounder butt?

She can work her: Glutes. Exercises that will work your buttocks include: lunges, squats, dumbbell squats, step ups, toe taps, plie, squats with kickbacks, hip extensions, one legged dead-lifts and the gamut of aerobic exercises (running, swimming, bicycling, kickboxing, walking). ...Read more

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Is it possible to get arthritis as a teen?

Is it possible to get arthritis as a teen?

Yes: Arthritis as a teenager is very uncommon however it does occasionally occur. Inflammatory arthritis (like juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) is usually due to an autoimmune type process. There is also infectious arthritis (for example as the result of lyme disease, or after a bacterial or viral infection). ...Read more

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Can a teen get a prostate from masterbating to much?

Can a teen get a prostate from masterbating to much?

You have one: All males have one whether you masterbate or not. ...Read more

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Could every teen get depressed?

Could every teen get depressed?

It is not uncommon: To have a depressed mood at times. However, it is not likely that every single teenager would develop clinical depression. It is possible that just about anyone could develop clinical depression with the right genetic loading or the perfect storm of stressors. ...Read more

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What percentage of us teens get pregnant?

What percentage of us teens get pregnant?

68/100 age 15-19: The national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy is a great resource for this kind of data. They have graphs and charts based on sound research. ...Read more

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How could a teen girl get toned/6 pack?

Ready for a shocker: Most of those ripped bodies out there have 5-10 % body fat. Since most normal appearing teen girls will have 15-20% that could mean dropping 5-10% of your body weight to achieve that goal. You can certainly have a flat stomach with good conditioning and less weight loss, but a good 6 pack will cost you. ...Read more

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Could teens get esophagus cancer?

Could teens get esophagus cancer?

Extremely rare: The scientific literature describes only case reports (individual cases) of esophagus cancer in teenage years, so it is possible but extremely unlikely. Factors which might increase risk include family history, certain nutritional deficiencies not likely to occur in the us or toxic exposures (lye, n-nitrosamines, etc). ...Read more

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How come some teens never aquire acne?

How come some teens never aquire acne?

Nobody knows: This has evaded the best minds in dermatology. All acne can be managed if you understand it is a chronic disease that self-cures only with time, and are willing to work hard, and in partnership with your physician if benzoyl peroxide does not clear you. ...Read more

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How can I get my teen to be more healthy?

How can I get my teen to be more healthy?

Healthy: Absolutely. A healthy body creates a healthy mind. Diet, exercise & stress innoculation are parts of healthy lifestyle, along with holistic approach such as meditation, yoga, and plenty of outdoor activities. ...Read more

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Can teen get arthritis? What is prognosis?

Can teen get arthritis? What is prognosis?

Arthritis any age: At any age we can see arthritis. There are no barriers, but it is important to remember that each type of arthritis and each person with arthritis can be unique. Prognosis depends on the type of arthritis. Viral arthritis arthritis, dependingon the type can resolve; infections that cause arthritis can be cured with antibiotics. Certain systemic arthritis syndromes can be controlled. ...Read more

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