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The changes one goes during puberty - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   How does stress affect body going through puberty? I drank 3 cups of soy milk 3 times a day while going through puberty how would this have affected my growth? Being that soy milk contains quol?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   please answer the 1st question only
User :   about stress
Doctor :   Let me put across in simple terms.
Doctor :   Puberty changes are governed by endocrine and hormonal factors.
Doctor :   Gross puberty problems are expected to occur if there are endocrine problems - such pituitary hormones, thyroid hormone and adrenal hormone disturbances.
User :   Can sugar affect hormones?
Doctor :   In the absence of such factors, diet form the next factor that affects puberty.
Doctor :   Stress factors do not cause major damage to the growth and puberty changes,
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   how about overexcersicing can this affect growth?
User :   yes i have
User :   can you answer my question about sugar affecting hormones also?
Doctor :   DIabetes mellitus does affect puberty.
Doctor :   So if you aren't suffering from diabetes mellitus,
Doctor :   then no sugar intake will not cause hormone disturbances.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   can over excercsing affect growth?
User :   in teens
Doctor :   Exercise have positive effect on growth.
User :   lack of excersice is negative on growth?
Doctor :   If you do not have other known medical illness
Doctor :   then I do not suspect any problems to occur during puberty.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Good diet rich in proteins and vitamins with some exercises
Doctor :   will help you pass through the puberty normally.
Doctor :   When I say exercises,
Doctor :   it doesn't not mean
Doctor :   you need to go to a gym and exercise.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Out door sports
Doctor :   is a good form of exercise too.
Doctor :   So involve in sports and games.
Doctor :   That should do.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes i have you are great
User :   what is your name doctor?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   how does weed affect the body through puberty
User :   ?
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   Smoking and drugs can affect puberty, growth and development.
Doctor :   The effects are mainly mental and thought and not physical.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   what are some of the physical efects of smoking and drugs while going through puberty?
Doctor :   Drugs have effects of the brain and heart mainly.
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