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What Factors Affect Physical Development In Adolescence
Genetics + environ-: ment, including prenatal environment. The ongoing interaction of an infant, toddler, child or teen with his or her environment, e.g., parents, family. & community, determines his or her developmental trajectory. This transactional theory of development removes the question of nature vs. nurture. ...Read more
Prenatal development: Take pre-natal vitamins especially folic acid starting 3 months before conception, avoid alcohol avoid smoking decreases oxygen and fetal growth, toxins( avoid) infections so do not eat smoked meats/fish or unpasteurized cheeses, could contain listeria. eat healthy not sugar. http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/prenatal-care.html#c ...Read more
Emotions: The love, understanding, attentiveness and empathy they receive is crucial to a young child's development. You may benefit from reading my blog, "the psychology of goodness" on the soundmindz.Org website which describes how early emotional development influences us in one direction or the other. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic, epigenetic,: biological & environmental factors interact to determine developmental trajectory. Translational research, the study of how the latter 2 factors trigger physical & behavioral expression of both normal & altered genes, may reveal ways to modify pre- & post-natal environmental & physical factors for all babies' optimal development, as whole genome testing will soon be affordable for clinical use. ...Read more
Genetics and weight: Most girls have their first period at a age similar the their mothers. Overweight females tend to have an earlier onset of puberty. In most girls having precocious puberty, no cause is identified, but evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist is needed. The genes and receptors controlling the onset of puberty are being studied. We don't have a final answer yet. ...Read more
Many Things!: Factors we know are associated with mental development in children include nutrition ( breast vs bottle feeding) macronutrient and micronutrient intake, genetics certainly play a significant role in cognitive development, social determinants including demographics are involved. Parent factors like level of bonding for infants and overall parenting skills also are significant. Many variables! ...Read more
Natural process: Since puberty is a natural process, it doesn't generally cause specific health problems. Moodiness, and if predisposed, certain mental illnesses can be issues. Acne is a common problem, but usually transient and relatively easy to minimize. Boys tend to suffer with Osgood-Schlatter due to rapid bone growth during puberty (although named a 'disease', it truly isn't one). Sleep is very important ...Read more
Child and family: The easy answer is genetics, biology (eg, prematurity, illness) and environment (family and community).Parenting that uses consistent, well-defined rules, rewards and consequences appropropriate for the child's age supports emotional well-being. Parental involvement with interactive play, language, listening, reading and adult-supervised peer interaction supports social development, as well. ...Read more
Many: The adolescent brain has not fully developed. Anyone raising teenagers who are convinced that their parents are the worst and craziest people on earth, only to learn differently when they reach their 20's (or sometimes never?), can tell you there is hope. They learn that the world does not revolve entirely around them, that there are things they can still learn, and that others are important. ...Read more
The basics: Both males and females have breast tissue but the differentiation comes in how your genes interact with the hormones you produce. Whether you end up with watermelons or a raison on a pancake is determined by the interplay between these factors. There is usually at least some difference in the two, some more than others. Breast tissue with low sensitivity to hormones will grow less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many common conditions are determined by a combination of genes and the additional, potentially interactive, effects of environmental factors. Examples would include cardiovascular disorders and age-related macular degeneration. Where the genetic disorder is caused by only a single gene, then the effect of the gene predominates but environmental factors still have a role, eg cystic fibrosis. ...Read more
Which role does a lack of safety signals play in the development & maintenance of generalized anxiety disorders?
I'm not sure: What you mean by safety signals. Please clarify and then we will be able to answer your question. ...Read more
Which role does a lack of safety signals play in the development and maintenance of generalized anxiety disorder?
Anxiety: A lack of safety could certainly play a significant role in developing this disorder. Best. ...Read more
Why is there an increase in teen obesity, type 2 diabetes and the decrease in teen physical fitness levels in?
No, but. . .: Environmental factors generally do not play a role in beta thalassemia. However, a patient can be worsened by conditions that typically worsen anemia, such as dietary iron deficiency, other nutrient deficiencies (such as folate (folic acid) or vitamin b12), lead poisoning, or infections with viruses that can cause anemia (such as parvovirus b19). Vacationing at high altitudes may cause symptoms of low oxygen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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