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Teenage Female Health
Improbable...: I'm not sure what your question is here, but apparently you think you have "hormonal imbalance" at age 14. Of course you do - that is what is normal in the teen years. Nothing is in the right proportions yet, levels change constantly. That's why you have acne, are moody, have wet dreams, voice cracks. Sounds like you are the most normal teen i've heard from this week! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: Stress is a factor in sperm production and delivery. Stress centers in the brain reduce FSH and lh, the hormones that trigger sperm production. Stress reduces erection and ejaculation, a problem for sperm delivery. Stress reduction can improve these problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trend: Healthy growth in a child is when they gain age appropriate cm/inches and weight on an annualized basis. Bmi and waist circumference (more important) help to determine if the proportions are within age appropriate goals. Please see this website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more
Infections: Generally teenage girls would see a gyn to address vaginal discharge/infections or their need for birth control. Occasionally, a teenager hasn't developed in a timely fashion or hasn't gotten her menses, yet. This is a good time for the gyn to revisit some basic concepts about pregnancy and STI avoidance. ...Read more
Of course!: The short answer is yes, and really the chinese medicine philosophy of everything in moderation should be followed here. People often think that if a little is good, more is better. So, orgasms can be good for you because they help your hormones and relax your body but overdoing it would be fatiguing. ...Read more
No less than 9: The growing teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours of sleep/24hrs is needed. After their linear growth has stopped, they can sometimes get by on 8. Some will need more based on sports participation or heavy study. Events like sleep walking and sleep talking are evidence they're sleep deprived. ...Read more
Seek a Consultation: At 19, adolescent gynecomastia should have resolved. If the size is persistent and bothering you, consider seeing a board certified plastic surgeon in your area with experience treating male breast enlargement. Surgery is the best option in most cases. http://www.drmele.com/sanfrancisco-gynecomastia.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here's a range: Av.Weight 110 lbs -Range 90 to 150 lbs Av Height 63 inches-Range 60-68 inches. One must appreciate that the level of puberty, termed Sexual Maturity Rating determined actual wt/ht for an individual in that age range. So one number may not be appropriate for all 14 year olds. ...Read more
Many: Anyone can suffer serious effects from cigarette smoking. Smoking cigarettes can cause lung, mouth and throat cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and make all respiratory problems (asthma, ear infections, bronchitis, sinus infections, emphysema) much worse. Smoking cigarettes can stain your teeth, nails and tongue, causing terrible breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For weight gain?:
Discuss with her doctor. Foods to help w weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, protein shakes & bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies
(with added silken tofu or powdered milk), extra virgin olive oil, canola oil Greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more
Time for consultatn: About a half of males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Normally it will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. Carrying around extra weight can aggravate the issue as fat can masquerade as breast tissue. If persistent after 2+ years i would consult with a cosmetic surgeon about tissue removal ; localized liposuction. ...Read more
More Importantly...: Most surveys suggest that the practice of masturbation is quite common, especially (not surprisingly) amongst men. There are stress relieving benefits to orgasm, and some studies have shown improved sleep. There are no scientific concerns regarding ill effects from it; you must consider your own beliefs first. ...Read more
I'm scared to bring up female health concern with my dr due to anxiety/triggers. How can I tell her in a 10 min apt?
Be creative!: Write down your question or concern and read it to her as soon as she enters the room. Alternatively, hand her the written question. Don't allow your anxiety to cause you to wait until the very end of your appointment or there may not be enough time for you to get satisfactory answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please explain why breast cancer and female health are given more publicity and money than male and prostate?
Women: Traditionally women have be much better at organizing around health care issues. Men are traditionally less likely to be as active. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several are credible: To get him or her to opt in a teen might need to be introduced to multiple sites, and parents should check out sites also. The cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/family/kids/ american academy of pediatrics and american college of sports medicine are sites of credible information on fitness, nutrition, health. There are now more resources available through popular websites and apps; see if created by experts. ...Read more
Teen alcohol: Squeglia et al in 2012 showed that adolescents who drink heavily in their teenage years exhibit less efficient processing of information and have less activation in certain brain areas than those who do not start to drink. The researchers also found that the teens who drank heavily had brains that were less efficient at processing information than the nondrinkers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the drugs, the teen, and what the teen is going through in day to day life. Occasional cannabis use, as an example is not likely to greatly tax a teen's mental health, but daily use of cannabis, or any other substance, in increasing amounts can be indicative of great emotional pain, and can be life threatening in some cases. ...Read more
Where do you live?: I know here in virginia there are a few. Depends where you live really. Some places are out of the way, and others are in populated centers. Your local hospital, especially if it has a department of psychology, will have a list. Otherwise you can consult with the state board of psychology for a local list. You will usually need referral from your physician to get in. ...Read more
Teen Health: Teen health will affect our entire life, not just middle years. Good diet will avoid the epidemic obesity in our country. Physical activity strengthens our body development. Tobacco and excessive alcohol use have long term impact. Sexual transmitted infection may have permanent consequences on our body and reproductive well being. The examples are too numerous to list here. ...Read more
A fair amount: Clearly, the health patterns and lifestyle choices we adopt in our teen years can have both a positive and negative impact towards your middle years health. All of us should strive to make good health choices, specifically, eating healthy, getting sufficient exercise, avoiding drugs, alcohol and smoking, and develop good sleep patterns to name a few. ...Read more
Foot discomfort: They won't "mess up your life" but they can cause foot discomfort depending on their size and position. They can certainly make wearing certain types of shoes uncomfortable. Diabetics, however, should have corns and callouses removed or trimmed to prevent further problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Education, guidance.: This is a sensitive issue. It would be wise to have them talk with their parents, or a doctor about this issue. This and health class in school would help them get educated about eating right, getting exercise, and about avoiding teen sex. This also would help them not to do drugs, and/or alcohol. ...Read more
Get worked up!: I don't know what your other lab values are, particularly your BUN or blood urea nitrogen, for renal function, but it would be wise to get a work-up to be sure nothing is wrong with your kidneys. The normal level(s) are 0.5-1.0 mg/dl for women, so this is high. It might be due to a high muscle content, or high protein intake, but it can also be from renal disease, the main cause, so see your dr. ...Read more
Varies with area: Health insurance varies by state.Some of the national companies sell products in some states & not others. Decide what you want out of your insurance & look into whats available in your area. Some insurers have an online site that can provide good basic information & you might want to talk with an agent to clarify issues. The more coverage the more expensive but at your age it shouldn't be to bad. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on the age and the nature of the event. If child is too young to remember then doubtful they would appreciate health more as a teen. Many parents become overprotective a s result of such an event early on and that can lead to other issues later...The child may be more reckless as a teen. Big question with many possibilites. ...Read more
Age 22 female. bp around 100/60 pulse 100-105 for more than a month. what to do? no health issues.
Tachycardia- depends: The big question to us as physicians is whether or not this is truly a normal type of rhythm or something else. First off, further history is most improtant, such as presence of symptoms, exercise habits, weight, nourishment, medications, pregnancy status. Then physical exam to look for some conditions such as thyroid, hyperactive bone disease, etc.. A strongly recommend an EKG if never had. ...Read more
On my S Health phone app pulse ox measures 93 repeatedly. Concerning? I'm 60 and female, moderately active.
WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS: AS LONG AS YOU AREN'T SYMPTOMATIC, I WOULDN;T WORRY ABOUT IT. IF YOUR SATURATION DROPS WHEN YOU ARE EXERCISING GO TO THE DOCTOR AND HAVE IT CHECKED OUT ON A MORE CALIBRATED DEVICE. NO TREATMENT IS INDICATED FOR OXYGENATIONS ABOVE 92. ...Read more
How long does it take for a 14 year old female good health to see results in there everyday workout or exercises ?
Which results?: If you are talking about decrease is your blood pressure, heart rate and flow of brain endorphins, this happens immediately. If you are talking about weight loss, increase muscle mass, improved bone density, these start happening a few weeks into routine exercise. And all of the time, you are adding days on to the end of your life - but that may take 80-90 years to notice! ...Read more
What are the risk factors for both male and female who have had trichomonas? And can it be dangerous to ones health?
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