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What Are Some Good Examples Of Negative Peer Pressure
Many: Peer pressure can try to influence behaviors (pressure to have another drink, be more sexually active, vote for a certain person) or may try to influence thinking and values. It can be direct with peers verbally making statements that encourage thoughts/behaviors & it can be indirect with peers behaving in a way and rejecting when others do not fall into line. Seek wise counsel to find your way. ...Read more
You are responsible: For you no matter what others say and do.. Think about what is right and wrong and decide for yourself what is the right thing to do. Develop inner strength and self-confidence, stand firm, walk away when necessary, resist doing something when you know better. Appropriate worthwhile peers will respect you. The others are not worth your time and likely have ulterior motives. Live strong and well! ...Read more
You are bit older to: Be asking. I would talk to someone who you trust. Give yourself some time alone to make important decisions or those you trust who have had a history of making decisions in a sound manner. Give more space to those pressuring you and let them know you don't enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you don't measure up. Part of growing up is knowing who you are and being ok with it. ...Read more
The adolescent substance abuse knowledge base reports 30% teens are offered drugs in middle- high school.
According to the national household survey on drug use and health from the U.S. Department of health and human services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol. To combat 'peer-pressure' parents should 'talk to their teenagers', know their friends and stay involved. ...Read more
Sex and teens: Peer pressure can disrupt a teens normal sexual development if a teen is pressured and gives in to sexual activity before he or she feels comfortable and ready. Sexuality is an important aspect of development and impacts a person's identity, self-worth, self-image, and emotional stability among other areas. It is important to respect your own sexual boundaries as well as others. ...Read more
Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more
I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?
If you go to the American Psychological Association website you will find good research and information about peer pressure and lots of other things. Here's a link
http://www. Apa. Org/search. Aspx? Query=peer%20pressure
Peace and good health. ...Read more
Interesting question: Kids are always under peer pressure. As kids mature, they become more self assured & independent (usually following ideals instilled by parents) rather than depending on others for validation. College represents a problem in that this is the first place young adults are completely on their own to make good or bad choices. A person is always responsible for their actions high school or college. ...Read more
I get so much peer pressure to have sex. And don't get me wrong my drive is up there but im nervous and scared its a whole new world. Should I cave?
True to one' self: Good for you. Just because everyone is doing it doest mean you have to follow. ...Read more
Had an ultrasound breast biopsy with negative results. I'm under pressure to have followup ultrasound after a normal mammo. Good reason or just cya?
Good reason: You should follow up as instructed by your doctor. Many times even though your biopsy was negative, it is recommended to follow up in six months or so to make sure that no new cysts form or no new lump develop.. ...Read more
Pressure/pain in bladder, urination burns. Urine test was neg, blood work showed wbc high. Had ultrasound and cat scan which were both good.
BP medications...: 55 y/o female asks, What can cause my BP to be too low? Example 100/66, 93/65. Technically, those numbers are not too low with <120/90 being normal. That said, BP medications themselves are the commonest causes of low BP for age. But a host of Endocrine & metabolic disorders;low thyroid, low Adrenal function, diuretics, low salt diet and more can also do it. To prevent Syncope/Falls best see MD. ...Read more
If I have been taking blood pressure meds, for example, everyday for a couple years now, will it affect me when I get older?
When should a high pulse be worrisome? Example, pulse for me 98, just woke up. Pressure normal though. Earlier, pulse was 106. Thank you
Your life is: Not in danger with pulse rate in that range, but it is possible that you have a defect in electrical conduction of your heart muscles. This can be serious. It is also possible you have a metabolic disorder causing this rapid pulse. You need a doctor to figure it out for you. He will probably do blood tests, ekg, and possibly even a holter monitor. In the meantime, cut back on caffeine. ...Read more
Positive: This ensures that no unfiltered "unclean" air gets in ...Read more
58 w/glaucoma, nerve tissue thinning, field vision normal, oct suspicious, pressure reduced from 28 to 16. Is this good?
Good: The first step is that you went to an ophthalmologist. Since glaucoma does not have a pain or symptom at the beginning the patient may not be aware of the problem. Your pressure decreased from 28 to 16 more 40% which is a very good response. Please cont with your treatment and follow up with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I've been having mini black outs when I stand up. Bood pressure is 110/60. I'm female, 42 yrs, average weight, good health except I get very tired?
Yes but only if. .: We normally state that best blood pressure is the lowest one can tolerate while standing upright w/o feeling faint, weak, dizzy or woozy. Or something like that. In other words, as long as you're asymptomatic (feeling just fine), don't worry about lower numbers. But if numbers are high (greater than 140-150/90) despite being asymptomatic, then we worry about stroke, heart failure & chronic kidney ...Read more
A little high diasto: The lower number is called the diastolic and it is a littel high for your age. Age is an important part of defining high blood pressure. Also you need to see your physician to decide what else is involved with the assessment of your total health. Blood pressure can be up for a variety of reasons like inheritance, kidney diease and other reasons. Your physician can help clarify this ...Read more