Category Archives for Adolescent Health

Allergies in Adolescents

[ad] Image by Vince Alongi via Flickr Allergies are reactions by one’s immune system to things that are usually harmless to most people. When somebody is allergic to something the immune system of that person gets confused and thinks that the substance is detrimental to the body. The substances causing allergic reactions are known as […]

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Acne in Adolescents

[ad] Image via Wikipedia Acne is one of the most common problems in adolescent teens, affecting nearly seventeen million people in the United States. Acne is a disorder involving sebaceous glands and hair follicles.   It results from the clogging of sebaceous glands leading to the formation of pimples and cysts. The condition usually begins with […]

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Obesity in Adolescents

Image via Wikipedia Obesity and overweight are the second most major reasons of preventable deaths in America. Stagnant lifestyle and junk food is to be blamed for more than three hundred thousand deaths per annum. The sad thing is that this problem is on the rise. Obesity is a chronic disease which poses serious health […]

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Eating Disorders in Adolescents

Image by tollieschmidt via Flickr Since the adolescence is the age where bones are sprout and grow rapidly, well nourished food must be given to the adolescent to facilitate normal growth and development. The nutritional intake must be monitored regularly and modified depending upon the growing needs. Teenagers tend to develop eating disorders which affect […]

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Anemia in Adolescents

  Image by bethography – melting mama via Flickr To understand what anemia is,  one should begin with breathing. Oxygen circulates though out the body and the brain; it travels to all parts of the body though the bloodstream in the  red blood cells (RBCs).   RBCs are produced in the bone marrow of the body […]

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Breast Development Process in Females

[ad] Image via Wikipedia Breasts grow sporadically at different times in the life of a woman. At some times the growth is rapid, while at other times the growth is so slow that it cannot be observed. However, breasts do keep growing right from the fetal stage till a much later stage in the life […]

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