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Can eating good and more and weight lifting speed up puberty and growth spurt?

Can eating good and more and weight lifting speed up puberty and growth spurt?

Not necessarily: Bad nutrition and lack of exercise can impair growth, while good nutrition and moderate exercise permits you to grow to your potential height. Extra weight lifting may increase muscle mass but it will not increase the rate of puberty or final height. Performance enhancing supplements have no benefit either, except to give you extra acne and similar side effects. ...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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What impact does weight lifting have on delayed puberty?

What impact does weight lifting have on delayed puberty?

Healthy: In adolescents gradual increases in resistance weight is encouraged. Do more reps than a lot of weight. If you're in puberty take it easy, limit straining and stay away from supplements. The dangers from weight training are accidents with equipment and use of inappropriate supplements. The training itself is beneficial. See http://pediatrics.Aappublications. Org/content/121/4/835.Full. ...Read more

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What triggers puberty?

What triggers puberty?

Still largely unknow: We still do not know precisely, yet certain hormonal chemicals are well know to play a major role such as leptin, gpr54, kisspeptin and melatonin. ...Read more

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Is weightlifting healthy?

Is weightlifting healthy?

Weightlifting.: Weightlifting is healthy. Helps build lean muscle, which is metabolically active and helps keep your weight in check. Keep weights moderate and form strict and controlled to avoid injury. ...Read more

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Is weightlifting okay for kids?

Is weightlifting okay for kids?

Yes: All weight lifting needs to be supervised so that the correct technique is used. This will reduce the risk of injury. While your child is still actively growing your child can do strength and conditioning exercises which uses lighter weights with sets of 10 repetitions. ...Read more

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Will my penis grow after puberty?

Puberty: During puberty, your body gets transformed from being a lean boy to a big young adult. The body part that concerns a lot of boys is their penis. Yes, your penis will grow during this period. I have seen penises grow larger in young men into their early 20s.
So don't despair. ...Read more

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What's central precocious puberty?

What's central precocious puberty?

CPP: This is true puberty. When the pituitary gland begins to secrete pubertal levels of lh and fsh which act on testes or ovaries to initiate testicular enlargement in boys or breast development in girls. Cpp can only be diagnosed when girls are < 8 yo and boys < 9 yo. After this age, it is no longer precocious. ...Read more

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Who do I talk to about puberty?

Who do I talk to about puberty?

Talk to Pediatrician: Your Pediatrician is the best source for information about puberty. Getting a yearly physical exam is very important because these are the doctor visits that focus on growth and development including pubertal stages. See your doctor now for a physical exam if more than a year has passed or schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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What is central precocious puberty?

What is central precocious puberty?

Central puberty: This term refers to the early turning on of the brains signals to the gonads. The area of the brain which signals puberty is called the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. This is distinguished from "peripheral" puberty due to adrenal, testicle, or ovarian disorders. ...Read more

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Can having sex early affect puberty?

Can having sex early affect puberty?

Not that I'm aware: But this sounds like there might be child abuse involved. How early are we talking here? May not have an affect on puberty, but having sex early could harm the psyche of the child. Consider this. Help is available for these sorts of things. ...Read more

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Does weightlifting stunt your growth?

Does weightlifting stunt your growth?

Depends: In most it does nothing beyond the higher risk of injury if you are still growing. If you are using things like injected testosterone to bulk up, it will accelerate closing growth centers and end your chances of getting taller. ...Read more

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How can I grow chest hair in puberty?

How can I grow chest hair in puberty?

It's genetic: If you're normally masculinized by your hormones, whether you get chest hair (and 95% of men in the us do) is entirely a function of your genes. Almost all men envy a guy with a hairy pelt, but most women say they prefer smooth, top hollywood stars shave it fof, and hairy guys go bald much sooner than others. Enjoy whatever the genetic lottery gave you. Paul 'best chest' newman had no chest hair. ...Read more

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Is gynecomastia normal during puberty?

It happens: Should still look for other causes, e.g. Steroids used for bodybuilding, other pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana. Could also be a feature of obesity. Interestingly, certain increasing prevalent environmental pollutants, for example, bpa's, can function like female hormone in the human body. ...Read more

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How to delay puberty in girls naturally?

Can't: No healthy way to do naturally. If extremely early ("precocious puberty") is done pharmaceutically. ...Read more

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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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Why is the thymus enlarged during puberty?

Normal growth: There is slow growth of thymus to puberty when it starts to regress. Thymus involutes and is replaced gradually by fiibrofatty tissue in mediastiunum ...Read more

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Why hasn't my 15 year old girl hit puberty?

Why hasn't my 15 year old girl hit puberty?

Familial?: At what age did you hit puberty?
Do you see any signs of her body changing? Breast development, pubic and axillary hair?
Has she seen a doctor on a regular basis who has tracked her growth and development? ...Read more

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When does a boys voice crack during puberty?

Changes in larynx: Changes in larynx (voice box) as it matures from a child's to a man's anatomy. ...Read more

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Why do girl's areolas darken during puberty?

Hormones: The hormones that become potent and prevalent in adolescents do many things, including hair growth where there was none, breast development, increased height, increased weight, changes in the brain and how one thinks, deepening of the voice, acne, and the menstrual cycle. Another effect is that the areola darkens. ...Read more

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Will my penis grow any larger after puberty?

Will my penis grow any larger after puberty?

That ship has: Sailed if you're really 36. Once you've hit Tanner Stage V of puberty, that's about the size of it. If you are concerned that you may have a micropenis or hypogonadism, see your doctor for evaluation & referral to a pediatric endocrinologist if you're < 18 or an adult endocrinologist if you're 18 or > for evaluation for genetic & other medical causes. ...Read more

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Can puberty be delayed by not doing exercise?

Can puberty be delayed by not doing exercise?

Puberty: Exercise or no exercise should not affect the onset of puberty. There is a pretty wide range of when you can start puberty. Boys tend to start puberty later than girls. Feel free to post with more questions if that did not clear up your concerns. ...Read more

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Is weightlifting affect longitudinal growth?

Is weightlifting affect longitudinal growth?

No in you age: You know this king of exercise make your muscles growth no you hight. ...Read more

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Will my penis continue to grow after puberty?

That ship has: Sailed if you're really 41. Once you've hit Tanner Stage V of puberty, that's about the size of it. If you are concerned that you may have a micropenis or hypogonadism, see your doctor for evaluation & referral to a pediatric endocrinologist if you're < 18 or an adult endocrinologist if you're 18 or > for evaluation for genetic & other medical causes. ...Read more

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Would being a twin affect the age of puberty?

Would being a twin affect the age of puberty?

Puberty in twins: If you are an identical twin, that is, you are a look-alike, you will probably hit puberty at about the same age as your twin. If you are a fraternal twin, that is, boy-and-girl or not look-alikes, it's possible to have different age at onset of puberty. ...Read more

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Can a girl have a very late puberty at age 20?

Not normal: Puberty generally ranges from 9-14 years old. If it is delayed beyond that, there is an hormonal problem that must be evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take DHT blocker during puberty?

Is it safe to take DHT blocker during puberty?

Unknown: This hasn't been studied, to my knowledge, but i'd guess Dht is pretty important during puberty, so it's probably not a good idea to block it during that critical phase. Personally, I wouldn't take the chance. And why would you want to do it anyway? ...Read more

Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more