Adolescents are the most ignored and displaced age group by many medical specialties, as they do not enter the pediatric age, but neither are young adults.
Adolescents can be difficult and hard to treat since they are going through many hormonal changes. Although this stage is usually healthy, there may be problems related to their social, emotional, hormonal, and sexual changes.
The problems that adolescents can go through are mental disorders, the start of the use of substances such as drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes, certain nutritional conditions, sexually transmitted infections, among others.
Three milestones happen during this stage, which determines the successive changes, such as sexual development, changes in the body, and mental growth, as well as the beginning of relationships between groups.
Health and adolescents, FAQs and guidance for parents
Why Is Adolescent Care Important?
Just as with children and adults, regular medical consultation, helps detect problems related to changes during this stage of transition. Adolescents go through puberty, begin their peer relationships in school, may experience criticism and bad times, and have academic problems.
Understanding what happens at this stage helps clarify the teenager’s mind. It’s not easy to go through so many changes in a few months, but as long as you can guide young people through what’s going on here, we’ll give them peace of mind.
How Can I Help My Son Or Daughter Have Healthy Adolescence?
Here are some tips to improve the lifestyle of these temperamental youngsters:
Exercise regularly: Getting some physical activity helps teens release body substances that stimulate positive emotions, plus it keeps them fit and healthy.
Eating healthy: Consuming adequate portions of proteins, carbohydrates and fats ensures the growth and development of the adolescent and decreases the risk of hormonal diseases, especially in women, when they start their first menstrual period.
Get enough sleep: Sleep has an impact on the ability to concentrate on academic skills. The more a teenager sleeps, the better for his or her brain and mind.
Comply with the adolescent’s immunization: Comply with annual influenza vaccination and HPV vaccine.
Adhere to body hygiene: Body hygiene, including dental hygiene, helps prevent future gum problems and looking good.
How Do You Take Care Of An Adolescent's Mental Health?
Teenagers are experiencing emotional and mental changes, and they probably don’t talk about it much because they don’t know what’s going on. As a parent, you can make yourself available whenever your child needs to talk, pay attention when he or she needs advice, no matter how small it seems. Here are some tips for a teenager to follow:
Knowing ways to deal with stress
Maintain a balance between school and after-school activities
Talking to your parents
Choke off and don’t take on too much
At Pediatrics of Sugar Land, we take care of the teenager; call our center through the contact number or directly through our website. We have doctors who specialize in the prevention and care of teenagers.