Adolescent health guide to parents and teens

Adolescent Wellness

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Adolescent : the age of development

Adolescence is the period of transition from child to adult during which significant physical, sexual, social and emotional changes occurs. Adolescents experience growth spurts, and many physical changes including hair growth under the arms and near the genitals, breast development in females, and enlargement of the testicles in males. It’s important to take care of adolescent physical health and mental health.

What are the changes of adolescent health ?

Breast Development

  • Girls puberty age: 8-13 years.
  • Earliest sign: breast buds
  • One side may grow early
  • May be tender or sore.

Body Hair Growth

  • Coarser hair in the genital area, under arms, and legs
  • In 15% may be first sign of puberty

Vaginal Discharge

  • Sometimes clear discharge
  • 6-12 months before first period
  • normal response to estrogen

Menstrual Cycle

  • 2 –3 years after breast buds
  • Average age 12
  • Periods are a normal part of growing up

Physical and Mental Health Care during Adolescence

Healthy Balanced Diet

Eat healthy diet including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein sources.

Physical Activity

 physical activity such as running, swimming, or dancing

Relaxation Technique

 deep breathing, meditation, or yoga.

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healthy sleep habits such as going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, adequate sleep

Supportive Environment

supportive environment for self-expression & explore interests, spend time with family & friends

Mental Health

 For excess anxiety consult mental health professional

Adolescent Health Care, Young Girl Health care

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