Top
30
Doctor insights on: Young Health

Share

Young Health (Overview)

Young Health


1

1
I have received conflicting info from docs about safety of taking phytoestrogens over long period as a young health female. Where can I find research?

I have received conflicting info from docs about safety of taking phytoestrogens over long period as a young health female. Where can I find research?

Resources: Here are some resources: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/15702593/
And: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/12747219/? i=3&from=/15702593/related
...Read more

Young Health (Overview)

Young Health


2

2
Does taking powdered creatine affect young teen health?

Do not take creatine: Creatine as a supplement has been purported to increase speed and strength in the young athlete. It has been shown to have only a very modest benefit for short bursts of activity but there is great concern about the potential for kidney damage as a result of its use. There are no long-term studies to show that its use is safe. Student athletes should not use it. ...Read more

4

4
Does taking powdered creatine monohydrate affect young teen health?

Does taking powdered creatine monohydrate affect young teen health?

It can!: Creatine supplementation is safest when used after puberty. Young bodies are still developing and are more susceptible for to strain and injury while using creatine supplements. They are also at a higher risk of kidney damage if they use it on a consistent basis. Teens may not use creatine responsibly and use should be closely monitored by an adult if used at all. ...Read more

5

5
Why am I'm tired all the time (started months ago). Tiredness all day. I'm active, drink lots of water, eat good, young, good health. Depression?

Why am I'm tired all the time (started months ago). Tiredness all day. I'm active, drink lots of water, eat good, young, good health. Depression?

Tired: Yes, depression can give you symptoms of fatigue. However, you should see your doctor for a full physical and blood work to include a full blood count and test for thyroid function ...Read more

6

6
Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
Once
7

7
If I have my babies young, will my health be better or worse later?

If I have my babies young, will my health be better or worse later?

Too many factors: There is no "one size fits all" answer to that question. P{regnancies in the very young (before 18) and the later in life (after 32) are frought with many health issues that may adversely affect the infant and the mother. ...Read more

8

8
Is it unhealthy to have five children in eight years for a young woman with no health conditions? First four were all natural deliveries.

Is it unhealthy to have five children in eight years for a young woman with no health conditions? First four were all natural deliveries.

Birth: This is a question for her OB. All pregnancies have risks to health and can have complications for the pregnant woman. ...Read more

9

9
Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
Once
10

10
Hi I am a 26yo female with 3 young children and fair health history but over the years I have had some things happen in my life that I don't really understand for example the 1st and only major health obstacle I had to encounter was in 2002 I was 17yo an

Hi I am a 26yo female with 3 young children and fair health history but over the years I have had some things happen in my life that I don't really understand for example the 1st and only major health obstacle I had to encounter was in 2002 I was 17yo an

I: I am sorry that you are under all of this stress from the worry of this. I am glad you had your glucose tested. With your health history, you should be closely establish both with an internal medicine physician and a gynecologist to be followed in the future. It is good that you are keeping a close eye on your health. I think you will most likely be fine but with your history it is better to be careful. ...Read more

11

11
Hi I have a chill due to weather conditions and I would like to know roughly how long it will last I am a healhy young person with no health problems?

Hi I have a chill due to weather conditions and I would like to know roughly how long it will last I am a healhy young person with no health problems?

Usually: If you get a chill due to the weather it usually resolves once you get into a warm and dry environment. If you are really cold it can take up to an hour to warm up. ...Read more

12

12
Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between your toes after you bathe
Once
Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
Once
13

13
What kinds of things can affect the mental health of young people?

What kinds of things can affect the mental health of young people?

Relationships: First and foremost, relationships, or lack thereof. Peer pressure, poor parenting, ignorance, poverty, lack of good schooling, fears of what awaits them in adulthood, drugs, and many others. ...Read more

14

14
Metabolic diseases vs auto-immune in fit, health-conscious young female... Is there a way to better guide docs to do the right study w/broad symptoms?

Metabolic diseases vs auto-immune in fit, health-conscious young female... Is there a way to better guide docs to do the right study w/broad symptoms?

No: Please forgive my frankness. Cookbook is better than no-book in diagnosing disease, but not much better. We refer to "vague" symptoms and wait until either there's a clearly abnormal physical finding or clearly abnormal lab, or someone clever picks up one of the ~40 "tough calls" that range from fibromyalgia to porphyria to sleep apenea to carbon monoxide from a faulty home heater. ...Read more

15

15
Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
Daily
Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
Once
16

16
I'm young. Is drinking really bad for my health?

I'm young. Is drinking really bad for my health?

Not necessarily.: Drinking alcohol in moderation has proven positive health effects. Drinking alcohol in 'excess' can be deadly. I would discuss the type, frequency, amount etc. With your physician so they can guide you. ...Read more

17

17
How can music affect the health of a young child?

How can music affect the health of a young child?

Positive stimulation: Music has been shown to be helpful in childhood development. Pleasant auditory sensations stimulate brain chemicals that help influence growth and development.
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/art. Asp? Articlekey=54039 ...Read more

19

19
What is the best tea for overall health of an active young woman?

What is the best tea for overall health of an active young woman?

GanoTea SOD: Sod stands for super oxide dismutase. This molecule destroys one million free radicals per second every second making this the most powerful I have found. Red rooibos is a mild antioxidant tea combination. Get it from www. Docshealthycoffee. Com you can drink it hot; or cold I usually put 5 bags into a gallon of water flavored stevia makes a wonderful additon especially apricot nectar. ...Read more

20

20
How to tell if I have hurt my health from drinking at such a young age?

How to tell if I have hurt my health from drinking at such a young age?

Possibly: Alcohol can harm health. I don't know your particulars but please see your physician if you are concerned about alcohol related medical problems. ...Read more

21

21
Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
Once
22

22
Is it 100% guarenteed that your health will suffer if you start smoking at a very young age?

Is it 100% guarenteed that your health will suffer if you start smoking at a very young age?

Good question: What do you mean. Health will suffer. Some people live to be in their 90s or further and have smoked their entire lives. Nothing is 100% when it comes to risks. I can say with some certainty, however, it is a poor bet to continue to use tobacco. Some people who are highly dependent on nicotine will live longer and be healthier if they continue to use nicotine after stopping all tobacco use. ...Read more

23

23
Can you please describe the long-term health consequences of being abused as a child/young teen?

Can you please describe the long-term health consequences of being abused as a child/young teen?

Major psychological: Victims of abuse as young children often suffer from depression, anxiety, are at high risk of suicide, poor school performance, psychosocial problems wirelating to others and manyother long term problmes. You should consult a psychologist. ...Read more

24

24
Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do some form of vigorous exercise everyday
Once
Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
Once
Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
Once
Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
Once
25

25
If you have life threatening events at a young age will you appreciate your health more as teen?

If you have life threatening events at a young age will you appreciate your health more as teen?

Maybe: Depends on the age and the nature of the event. If child is too young to remember then doubtful they would appreciate health more as a teen. Many parents become overprotective a s result of such an event early on and that can lead to other issues later...The child may be more reckless as a teen. Big question with many possibilites. ...Read more

27

27
How can young men take care of their reproductive health?

How can young men take care of their reproductive health?

Avoid STDs: Main thing is to use proper protection (condoms) to avoid infections. Also, avoid testosterone supplements which can shut down your sperm production. ...Read more

28

28
Why must someone who is young and healthy buy private health insurance?

Why must someone who is young and healthy buy private health insurance?

Some questions for U: Questions to ponder: in the event of a life-threatening accident, or a grave and unexpected illness, how would you and your family pay for the care you need? These costs can be hundreds of thousands of $, and easily bankrupt a family. Also, are you independently able to pay for preventive doctor visits now, while you are young and healthy -- so that potential illnesses are avoided as you age? ...Read more

29

29
Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

No there are not: No there are no mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults. Why do you ask? ...Read more

30

30
Can girls 17 and younger take the Plan B one step pill? Will it cause health problems?

Can girls 17 and younger take the Plan B one step pill? Will it cause health problems?

Yes, and no: Yes, young women (younger than 17) can take Plan B and yes it's definitely safe. Plan b is progesterone, a hormone that your ovaries have been making all along. The age of 17 was more of a political cut off originally for the fda, than a physiological one, but definitely safe for women younger than 17. And no, will not harm you at all. May change your cycle around when you take it, but no harm. ...Read more