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A Part of Growing Up

Every human being, in his or herdevelopment comes to certain times when his or her body developsfurther. Then, numerous changes affect a person's organism, changingmany things. Among other such processes, there is adolescence. Beforeentering puberty, every person reaches the first level of this pathto adulthood. This triggers numerous hormonal activities in the organism, affecting many factors of a person's existence. Therefore,it is not strange if an adolescent is prone to mood swings, beinghappy one minute while falling in the depths of desperation theother. Various other fits and phenomenons go hand-in-hand withgrowing up, and most of them are heavily influenced by hormonalchanges and imbalances.

Reasons Behind Hormonal Imbalances inTeenagers

When we talk about causes for thisstate of affairs, there are many. First of all, the world we live innow is quite different than the world our grandparents lived in.Unfortunately, different in a negative manner, since our nature isgetting more and more influenced by constant pollution anddestruction the human kind inflicts upon it. Therefore, with all theprocessed foods we eat, teenagers are usually not getting enoughnutrients in order to function properly. Thus, all they eat is junkfood, often completely ruling out all the more than necessary fruitsand vegetables. This can easily lead to hormonal imbalances,especially in the delicate state teenagers go through. Secondly,going through this part of one's life, involves numerous tests,competitions, high hopes and fears. School, relationships and othersocial factors, all influence one's self-esteem. Also, these causegreat amounts of stress, troubling teenagers in every step they make.This stress, accompanied with peer pressure, great expectations andsimilar states of affairs, easily lead to hormonal balances,triggering all the symptoms of being a teenager.

Manifestations of Teenage HormonalImbalances

There are many “trademarks” ofadolescence. Most of them are connected with irritability. Namely,most teenagers are able to burst in tears as easy as in laughter oran anger fit, without even being provoked. Nausea, headaches anddifferent types of pain, frequent state of dizziness and overallconfusion are just some of the additional symptoms. Acne, hives andappearance of bruises and edema as well, all add on to the list.Finally, aggressiveness, anxiety and other emotional imbalances areall a part of growing up. Girls usually get into adolescenceearlier than boys do, and have more symptoms. However, mood swings,bodily changes, increased sex drive, excessive growth, and many otherare present with both sexes. Boys develop a deeper voice, facial andbodily hair, while girls get their periods and experience thedevelopment of many different parts of their body.

Sometimes, these hormonal imbalancesmay go too far, making one's correct functioning impossible. Nightsweats, constant headaches, rage, irritability, depression and weightgain are some of the symptoms of things going bad. Then, it is bestto seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

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