Health puberty survival guide

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Health puberty survival guide

Puberty Survival Guide for Girls

How to cope

Emotional changes could effect your mood and body image of yourself. When girls go through puberty, emotional changes occur which could be in the form of mood swings. Mood swings Mood swings are quite distressing and common in many women, and some of us have a tendency to experience them more than others.Some causes of mood swings include stress and anxiety, depression, lack of sleep or hormones.

MenstruationThe menstrual cycle is complex and controlled by many different glands and the hormones that these glands produce. Menstruation is when the lining of the uterus sheds, it can also contain blood, cells and mucus from the lining of the uterus. The average length of a period is between three days to one week.Increase in body hairIn puberty girls experience an increase in hair in their pubic area and underarms.     Breasts developBetween the ages of 8-13 years and through puberty, girls start to develop breasts Hips widenThroughout the years of puberty the hips of a girl will widen. AcneSince you are sweating more often during puberty this causes your skin to develop pimples.

When social changes occur this could change the relationships between friends and family, and also include our behaviour when dealing will certain problems or situations. RelationshipsWhen girls go through puberty, relationships and behaviours might change. Some of these may include: Some girls girls will become more distant from their parents, and closer to their friends during puberty. Relationships can also change over time, such as when you make new friends or you become closer to one friend more than the other.Your behaviour might change when you deal will certain problems or situations.Independence.Keeping things from parents.Maturation.

Puberty is when our body will develop and change from a child into an adult. From this physical, emotional and social changes will occur. Usually puberty starts between the ages 8 to 13 in girls. Puberty is caused by the hormones in our body which start the growth and development in children to become an adult. Since puberty starts at different times, this is the reason why some of our friends will look more like grown females and some of our friends will still look like children.

Emotional changes

What is puberty?

Social changes

Physical changes

What is responsible for these changes

Understand that puberty happens to everyone.Know that it will feel strange going through puberty.Be aware that if your breast develop first, this is nothing to worry about.Expect to notice changes, such as sweating more often and hair growing in many places.Know that your skin is changing and is influenced by hormonal changes, this may cause acne, or you may realize that your skin is becoming dry or oily.To stop mood swings you could increase the amount of sleep, and take time to relax. You could also exercise and eat healthy meals. To reduce acne you can wash your face twice a day.

Puberty occurs when a part of your brain called the hypothalamus is triggered and starts to produce a hormone called GNRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone). Once it starts to release in a specific pattern called a pulsatilla pattern, it causes another structure at the base of the brain called the anterior pituitary gland which produces two important substances called FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (lutenizing hormone). This substances called gonadotropins then stimulate the ovaries to release estrogen and progesterone which then leads to other changes in your body


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