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A growing teenager needs 8 to 10 hours of sleep to support normal growth and development. During puberty, the sleep hormone melatonin is also released later at night. The internal body clock will want to stay up two hours longer and rise two hours later. But with the early start of high school and extra-curricular activities, 70 percent of teens don’t get enough rest, increasing the risk of poor grades, unhealthy habits, and irritability.
Sudden increase in breast size can be alarming. However, hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy and periods can all cause the breasts to change size over time. These changes are temporary. Weight gain can also cause an increase. Breast cancer, also characterized by enlarged breasts, can be detected early on using a breast self-examination. Evaluate all possible causes to determine the root of the problem.
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The most common type of chest pain in children and adolescents is the chest-wall pain and is further divided into conditions like costochondritis, Tietze syndrome, idiopathic chest-wall pain, slipping-rib syndrome, precordial catch, and xiphoid Pain. Respiratory conditions like asthma can cause chest pain which may be triggered by exercises. Gastric troubles in the stomach, stress, and anxiety can cause chest pain, too.
Precocious puberty affects children in the ages of between 7-9 years of age. It is quite a harrowing time for the child due to the rapid physical changes and hormonal surges. Studies claim that many long-term effects of precious puberty exist and these need to addressed as early as possible for the well-being of the child.
Before your child is 2 years old, teach the proper names for genitals. From 3 to 5, talk about where babies come from and talk about consent, respect, and privacy. Prepare your child for puberty during ages 6 to 9, so it’ll be less scary for them. Both boys and girls should know about periods and safe sex. From 10 to 13, have open discussions about changing bodies and feelings. Come teen years, talk about feelings in relation to sex.
Puberty is a life-changing time for a teenage girl. Unsurprisingly, research indicates that nutrition significantly impacts the most important aspects of puberty. Periods, bone growth, weight – you name it. If you're the parent or guardian to a teenage girl and you're struggling to understand these changes, focus on food. It will make all the difference. By placing nutrition on a pedestal, you will help your girl prepare for a healthy future.
Though BMI cannot be used as a definitive diagnostic tool, it is still a good indicator of body fat and obesity. It is important for teens to maintain a healthy BMI as it determines their risk of diseases like type-2 diabetes, asthma, heart disease, etc. during adulthood. Being an obese teen has a detrimental impact on self esteem and can lead to depression, body dissatisfaction and eating disorders.
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