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Teenager height problem?

Teenager height problem?

You need to ask ???: Please be specific when you enter a question into the site. It should describe the problem & a specific question related to that issue. ...Read more

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How could a teenager get fatter?

How could a teenager get fatter?

Weight gain: If this teenager has always been thin and there is no underlying illness or history that would cause poor weight gain - then consider maintains a healthy nutritional diet and include meats, fish , fruits, vegetables, and legumes. "Getting fatter " is not necessarily healthy - staying trim with good muscle tone maintains a good physiology which I turns keeps you healthy. Trim people live longer ...Read more

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Should a teenager shave her 'area'?

Should a teenager shave her 'area'?

Social Fad: People have experimented with hair removal since for centuries.Arms/legs/more/less are all social fads. I have seen an uptick in office visits for embarrasing dermatitis or skin infections since it began. Less permanent than piercing or tatoos, i think its benign. It would be nice if our teens could understand there is more to their worthiness than their adornments. ...Read more

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How to handle dealing with teenager?

How to handle dealing with teenager?

Aap.org has a good: Book on raising your teen. The norm is push-pull, striving for independence & self-expression but still needing clear limits with immediate & delayed reinforcers for " good"behavior & consequences for unsafe or " bad" behavior. A parent who engages with an oppositional teen by arguing, yelling is giving negative attention & reinforcing the behavior. " giving in" also reinforces a behavior. ...Read more

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Could a teenager eat what they like?

Could a teenager eat what they like?

Teenage diet: It is very difficulty these days for teenagers to receive a proper diet - they are very busy and fast food just seems easier. Their diet should consist of balanced meals and snack with consistent fruits and vegetables. Also, teenagers are notorious for not taking enough hydration - decrease any soft drinks/coffee and increase water intake. ...Read more

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Most common weight for 5'1 teenager?

Most common weight for 5'1 teenager?

Quite a variance.: Go to the website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. Then click through the menu to the left choosing boy or girl & appropriate age grouping. Look at wide variation of normals for a specific age! wow! anything between the 5th percentile and 95th percentile is considered normal. However, multiple growth points over multiple years are much more helpful. See your md if there are concerns. ...Read more

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What causes a teenager to wet the bed?

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What causes a teenager to wet the bed?

Needs evaluation: If bedwetting is a new event, proper evaluation is warranted. Diabetes mellitus and kidney failure are on the list. ...Read more

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Why would a teenager still wet the bed?

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Why would a teenager still wet the bed?

Primary enuresis: Primary enuresis is a term used when child has not achieved urinary continence by age 6. Majority of affected children has a positive family history. If incontinence develops after a minimum of 6-month continence, the condition is called secondary enuresis, and is more likely associated with various kidney diseases or metabolic condition, e.g., diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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Is it ok to join a gym in teenager age?

Is it ok to join a gym in teenager age?

Possibly ,but: A gym membership is worthwhile if you plan activities that are appropriate for your stage of maturity. Learning the proper ways to lift weights, strength exercises, conditioning are all important. Heavy lifting programs should be delayed until you reach your final height or you can injure your growth centers.Be sure to learn techniques from certified trainers, not just whoever is there for the day. ...Read more

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I am a teenager and last night i wet the bed?

OK if infrequent: If it's a one time thing, I wouldn't be worried. If it continues, I would have your parents discuss it wit your physician ...Read more

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Is -7 vision on both sides bad for a teenager?

Is -7 vision on both sides bad for a teenager?

Not particularly: This is a higher degree of myopia but not excessive. With proper eyeglasses or contacts, the teenager can function well. Everyone would like to have perfect vision but most do not, and we all seem to function well if this is the only problem. ...Read more

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How much should a teenager work out each week?

How much should a teenager work out each week?

Depends: Working is a great way to build self-confidence, independence as well as to earn money. It depends on what other activities a teenager is involved in. Remember, their first priority is school - their primary job. If a student is highly engaged in school and involved in numerous extracurricular activities we would not expect them to work very many hours. Most students could work 5-15 hours/week. ...Read more

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What are good ways to drop pounds as a teenager?

What are good ways to drop pounds as a teenager?

Eat low calorie food: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. If one craves candy, he can chew sugarless gum. ...Read more

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I need advice for teenager's erratic behaviour.?

I need advice for teenager's erratic behaviour.?

Teen troubles: The evaluation and recommendations for behavioral issues in a teenager can be quite extensive and highly variable. This is best left for an in-person or one-on-one discussion between you, your teen and a physician, psychologist or school guidance counselor. Please request a formal HealthTap consult or schedule with one of the individuals mentioned above. Good luck ...Read more

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I wanna be higher! how can i? Teenager 19years old

I wanna be higher! how can i? Teenager 19years old

Growth very unlikely: An 19 yr old is not growing taller if his growth plates have fused. If not fused, he will grow a little bit (pediatrician's growth chart for him can tell if growth has stopped). To look taller, one can choose properly designed clothing & shoes, and have good posture. Vitamins, supplements, "special" foods, exercise, etc... will not make a person living in the U.S. taller (height here is genetic). ...Read more

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What amount should I expect to grow as a teenager?

What amount should I expect to grow as a teenager?

Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good posture and exercises that will strengthen your back and core muscles to support your spine. ...Read more

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How many times should a teenager blink in a minute?

How many times should a teenager blink in a minute?

Varies: The human blink rate is affected by such factors as age, environment, and activity. Teenagers are often engaged in such activities as reading or computer work, which will reduce the blink rate from the average 10 times per minute to 3-4 times per minute. This is one of the reasons teenagers tend to develop eye fatigue and fluctuations in vision. See your local eye physician if symptoms occur. ...Read more

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How often do you need to do exercise as a teenager?

How often do you need to do exercise as a teenager?

Best - every day: Not just for teenagers, but for all people who wish to remain optimally healthy. Exercise may simply be taking a 20 minute walk at a brisk pace. It is so important for your systems to function properly. The increased blood flow, the increased heart rate, muscle activation and strengthening, joint flexibility, increased breathing rate and volume, etc. Too many obese unhealthy people. Start young !! ...Read more

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I am a teenager and don't do anything to be active.?

I am a teenager and don't do anything to be active.?

Your age says 47 but: start walking as much as you can once a day, then build to 2x a day. add weights slowly after getting some training online or at a local gym on how to use weights properly. Then do any exercise you enjoy, swimming,biking, on an ongoing basis - varying it will make your body work harder and you will lose weight faster. Watching what you eat matters. Write down every thing you eat daily to monitor ...Read more

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For a teenager with not too much social interaction?

For a teenager with not too much social interaction?

Interaction is good: Adequate social interaction is important for everyone, especially teens. But, people have varying needs and preferences for social interaction. A therapist who specializes in working with adolescents might be helpful in evaluating the situation and providing treatment if needed. ...Read more