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Beware of Puberty Come Early or Even Late

Often times a boy age 13 who have not experienced a change in voice or daughter has not experienced breast development by the age of 12 years, thought to be experiencing a delay in puberty. However, not only that. Learn about other signs of puberty, in anticipation of arriving late or even earlier.

Beware of Puberty Come Early or Even Late
Puberty is the time when the body of children growing into adulthood, both physically and psychologically. In some children, puberty coming faster or slower than the age should be, can be a sign of a serious condition.

Puberty in children

In girls, puberty begins with the development of breasts, pubic hair grows, as well as the start of the menstrual cycle. These changes generally starts when children aged 8-13 years. The overall body shape will also change with the size of the hips widen.

While at boys, puberty begins with an enlarged penis, changes the sound that becomes heavier, the muscles of the body contours will be clearer, more areas of the chest, with a widened shoulder. This condition generally begins at the age of 9-14 years.

Changes in body shape at puberty, caused by increased production of the hormone estrogen in women and testosterone in men.

The cause of Puberty come early or late

Puberty who came early are usually more common in girls. Generally caused by some of the following:

- Disorders of the thyroid gland or ovary.
- Genetic conditions.
- Disorders of the brain due to tumors, infections, side effects of radiotherapy, as well as the effect of postoperative.
- Other causes are not known with certainty.

Meanwhile, arriving late puberty in girls can be marked with breasts haven't grown to the age of 13, menses or not until the age of 15 years. On the boys, the testes haven't developed into larger until the age of 14.

In some children, the cause is not yet known late puberty. There are several factors that may be a cause, among other things:

- Malnutrition, which can occur in children with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa.
- Genetic disorders and disorders of the chromosomes, as in Turner syndrome, Kallman's syndrome, Klinefelter's syndrome and.
- Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, kidney pain or cystic fibrosis.
- Disorders of the thyroid gland, testes, ovary, or the pituitary gland (pituitary).
- Disorders of sexual development, such as androgen insensitivitas syndrome.
- Flower growing delays which are derivatives, namely the existence of a pattern of delay puberty in the family.
- Less fat on the body composition of girls who are too much physical activity or too vigorous exercise.
- Consumption of certain drugs, such as cyclophosphamide (one type of chemotherapy drugs) or long-term corticosteroid therapy.

If you find these conditions, the first step to deal with it is to saw a doctor. Puberty who arrive early or late arrival needs to be addressed according to the cause. When needed, the doctor may give you medicine to regulate the hormone levels in the body.

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