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Doctor insights on: What Factors Affect Physical Development In Adolescence

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How does one tell if adolescence is end or just starting?

How does one tell if adolescence is end or just starting?

Adolescence: Typically folks talk about adolescence in terms of physical and cognitive (how your brain thinks) development. There are many stages but if someones body is starting to become more adult like they are at the beginning of adolescence. Some people think that the brain development part complete until a person is in his/her mid 20s. ...Read more

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Can there be anything that affects growth during adolescence?

Can there be anything that affects growth during adolescence?

Growth: Not sure if you mean stunts or encourages. Illness and inadequate nutrition will impair growth. Proper nutrition, good sleep and genetics will help growth. ...Read more

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What are the typical body changes that occur during adolescence?

What are the typical body changes that occur during adolescence?

Puberty: As adolescence is generally when individuals go through puberty - the physical body changes are a result of changing hormonal environment. The details depend on whether we're talking about a male or female. Follow this link for those details: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/puberty/page2.htm#what_are_the_physical_changes_of_puberty_in_girls_and_boys ...Read more

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Is there evidence showing guys grow faster at the end of adolescence?

Is there evidence showing guys grow faster at the end of adolescence?

Puberty and growth: Girls will start their growth spurt earlier than boys, but growth in height, once begun will not be faster depending on gender. Boys can keep getting taller throughout adolescence and young adulthood. Girls generally don't grow very much taller once they get their first period. ...Read more

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When will my childs confidence begin to grow again after tough adolescence?

When will my childs confidence begin to grow again after tough adolescence?

Hopefully daily: After 18 and out of high school many begin to develop confidence. Confidence iw built on successes and self esteem. Suggest a success journl...A journal that the teen daily outs in 3-10 things that went well that day. They can be small. When having a bad day look at the successes that have been occurring and it helps. A therapist who is good in cognitive behavior therapy can also be very helpful. ...Read more

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Heard that guys grow fast at the last 2 years of adolescence, as well. Is that true?

Heard that guys grow fast at the last 2 years of adolescence, as well. Is that true?

Growth: Generally speaking yes this is true. Adolescent male hit their peak growth velocity between 15-18 years of age. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do positive health choices made early in adolescence dramatically affect adulthood?

How do positive health choices made early in adolescence dramatically affect adulthood?

Foundation: Good healthy choices made during the childhood are foundation for a better healthy life ahead. Healthy eating, no smoke, no alcohol, no drugs, and good exercise are like stepping stones to successful adult life ahead, mentally and physically. ...Read more

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From which age a person is an adult? And from what year to what year is the adolescence?

From which age a person is an adult? And from what year to what year is the adolescence?

Growing Up: These designations are usually cultural or legal in nature. There is little in medicine specifically that is necessary for these different age demographics. But in general 18 is a cutoff for most pediatric practices. Adolescence then is usually the teen years up to 18. ...Read more

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If my metabolism could have sped up during adolescence?

If my metabolism could have sped up during adolescence?

Yes: Metabolism is high during adolescence as body is growing and different organ system are maturing. ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet for adolescence?

What's a healthy diet for adolescence?

Same as for all ages: Adolescents should receive the same nutrition as adults and younger children. The goal is daily fruits/veggies, lean protein, and calcium containing products. Adolescent females often need more calcium intake then adults (aim for about 1000mg daily). ...Read more

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What hormones change during adolescence?

What hormones change during adolescence?

Adolescence: In males--- testosterones rise causing--- deepening of male voice, male hair distribution and muscle hyper trophy and height growth spurt. In females--- it's fsh and lh stimulating activation of ovaries and rise in Estrogens and progesterones. This leads to breast growth, monthly periods and smoother- softer skin. Both males and females also suffer from acne under hormonal influence. ...Read more

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Is it only possible to develop eczema in adolescence?

Is it only possible to develop eczema in adolescence?

No.: Eczema can develop at any stage of life, from birth to old age. ...Read more

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Is pid or cysts more common in adolescence?

Is pid or cysts more common in adolescence?

PID and cysts: Two different things and risk is different for both and neither related to adolescence ...Read more

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What are the causes of emotional disturbance in adolescence?

What are the causes of emotional disturbance in adolescence?

Varied...: Emotional disturbance in anyone can be caused by a variety of factors including situational, biological/hormonal, etc. Consultation with the teen's physician, teachers, and/or a counselor can help determine what might be underlying the symptoms. ...Read more

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What're the dangers of smoking marijuana during adolescence?

What're the dangers of smoking marijuana during adolescence?

Many issues: Certainly marijuana use can interfere with hormonal development and brain development. However, in my opinion, the biggest risk is that teens who smoke pot often move on to more significant drug use with other illicit drugs. There is also a higher risk of death/injury due to accidents. ...Read more

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How many baths should we take per day in adolescence?

How many baths should we take per day in adolescence?

Bath: One bath a day is sufficient unless you are an athlete or a heavy perspire in which case more frequent bathing is required. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adolescence and puberty?

What is the difference between adolescence and puberty?

Pls see answer: Adolescence refers to teen age years. Puberty involves the hormonal and body changes that occur during this time period. The onset of puberty varies. ...Read more

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What mental, emotional changes occur during adolescence?

What mental, emotional changes occur during adolescence?

Regression: Adolescents face at least two complicated developmental hurdles, including 1) following a strong need to establish independence, while still greatly needing their parents' support, and 2) learning to master powerful feelings around identity formation, sexuality, dependency, and intimacy, just to name a few. The rigors of these changes can at times be overwhelming for both adolescents and parents! ...Read more