Everything you wanted to know about puberty (for teens) (2023)

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    OK, so it's a weird word. 🇧🇷 🇧🇷 but whatIt isreally puberty? Puberty is the name for when your body starts to develop and change.

    During puberty, your body becomesgrow upfaster than any other time in your life except when you were a baby. Back then, your body was growing rapidly and you were learning new things - you'll be doing these things and more during puberty. Only this time you don't have diapers or a rattle and you have to get dressed!

    It's good to know about the changes that come with puberty before they happen, and it's really important to remember that everyone goes through them. It doesn't matter where you live, whether you're male or female, whether you're into hip-hop or country music, you'll experience the changes that happen during puberty. No two people are exactly alike. But all adults have one thing in common: they survived puberty.

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    When your body reaches a certain age, your brain releases a special hormone that initiates the changes of puberty. It's called gonadotropin-releasing hormone, or GnRH for short. When GnRH reaches thehypophysis(a pea-shaped gland that sits just below the brain), this gland releases two other puberty hormones into the bloodstream: luteinizing hormone (LH for short) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH for short). Both men and women have hormones in their bodies. And depending on whether you're male or female, these hormones affect different parts of the body.

    In men, these hormones travel through the blood, signaling the testicles to start producing testosterone and sperm. Testosterone is the hormone that causes most of the changes in a man's body during puberty. Sperm must be produced for men to reproduce.

    In girls, FSH and LH target the ovaries, which contain eggs that have been there since birth. The hormones stimulate the ovaries to start producing another hormone called estrogen. Estrogen, along with FSH and LH, matures a girl's body and prepares her for pregnancy.

    So this is what really happens during puberty - it's all these new chemicals moving around in your body that transform you from a teenager to an adult with adult hormone levels.

    Puberty usually begins between ages 7 and 13 in girls and between ages 9 and 15 in men. Some peoplestart pubertya little before orlater, Despite. Everyone is a little different, so everyone starts and goes through puberty on their own schedule. That's one of the reasons why some of your friends still look like kids while others look more like adults.

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    Does not hurt. 🇧🇷 🇧🇷 It's just a growth spurt

    "Sprint" is the word used to describe a brief burst of activity, something that happens in a hurry. It is agrowth spurtthat's exactly it: Your body is growing, and it's really fast! As you hit puberty, your sleeves always seem to get shorter and your pants always look like you're ready for a tide - that's because you're going through a major growth spurt. It lasts about 2 to 3 years. When this growth spurt is at its peak, some people grow 4 inches or more in a year.

    That growth during puberty will be the last time your body gets bigger. After that, you will reach your adult size. But its size isn't the only thing that will change.

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    As your body grows, it changes in other ways too. You'll gain weight, and as your body gets heavier, you'll start to notice changes in your overall shape. Guys' shoulders are getting broader and their bodies are getting more muscular. Yourvoicesit gets deeper. For some guys whobreastsit may grow a little, but most of these growths disappear by the end of puberty.

    Guys will also notice other changes such as penis lengthening and enlargement and testes enlargement. All these changes mean that their bodies develop as expected during puberty.

    Girls' bodies are generally more curved. They gain weight in the hips and their breasts develop, starting with a small bump under the nipple. Sometimesa breastthey can evolve faster than the others, but most of the time they balance out soon. With all this growth and development, girls occasionally notice an increase in body fat.painsunder the nipples as the breasts grow - and this is normal.

    Some weight gain is part of becoming a woman and it's not healthy for girls to go on a diet to try and stop this normal weight gain. If you have questions or concerns about yourweight, talk to your doctor about it.

    Typically, girls have their first child about 2 to 2 1/2 years after their breasts begin to develop.Menstruation🇧🇷 This is another thing that lets a girl know that puberty is progressing and the puberty hormones have done their job. Girls have two ovaries and each ovary contains thousands of eggs. During the menstrual cycle, one of the eggs emerges from an ovary and begins its journey through the fallopian tube and ends up in the uterus (the uterus is also known as the uterus).

    Before the egg is released from the ovary, the uterus has built its lining with blood and extra tissue. When the egg is fertilized by a sperm, it stays in the uterus and grows into a baby, which uses that extra blood and tissue to keep it healthy and protected as it develops.

    Most of the time, the egg just passes. If the egg is not fertilized, the uterus no longer needs additional blood and tissue, leaving the body through the vagina as menstrual bleeding. A period usually lasts 5 to 7 days, and about 2 weeks after your period starts, a new egg is released, marking the middle of each cycle.

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    hair, hair, everywhere

    Well, maybe not everywhere. But one of the first signs of puberty is hair growing where it didn't grow before. Both boys and girls begin to grow hair under the arms and in the pubic areas (around the genitals). It feels light and sparse at first. Then, as you go through puberty, it gets longer, thicker, heavier and darker. At some point, boys will also start to grow facial hair.

    about the face

    Another thing that comes with puberty isAcne, or pimple. Acne is triggered by puberty hormones. Pimples usually begin at the onset of puberty and may persist into adolescence (adolescence). You may notice pimples on your face, upper back or upper chest. It helps keep your skin clean and your doctor can give you some suggestions on how to get rid of acne. The good news about acne is that it usually gets better or goes away by the end of puberty.

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    Many teens notice that they have a new scent under their arms and elsewhere on their bodies when they hit puberty, and it's not pretty. That smell is body odor and everyone notices it. When you hit puberty, puberty hormones affect the glands in your skin, and the glands produce chemicals that smell bad. These chemicals define theFragranceAt a young age!

    So what can you do to feel less stinky? Well, keeping it clean is a great way to reduce odor. You might want to shower every day, whether it's the morning before school or the night before. Daily use of deodorant (or deodorant with antiperspirant) can also help keep body odor at bay.

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    There is more?

    Boys and girls will also notice other physical changes as they hit puberty, and all of these changes are normal. Girls can see and feel a white, slimydischargefrom the vagina. This doesn't mean there's anything wrong - it's just another sign that your body and your hormones are changing.

    Guys will start gettingerections(when the penis fills with blood and becomes hard). Erections occur when men fantasize and think about sexual things, or sometimes for no reason. You may experience something called nocturnal ejaculation (or wet dreams) when the penis becomes erect while a man is sleeping and he ejaculates. When a man ejaculates, semen comes out of the penis - semen is a liquid that contains sperm. That's why they're called wet dreams - they happen when you're sleeping and your underwear or bed might be a little wet when you wake up. Wet dreams become less frequent as men go through puberty and eventually stop. Guys will also notice that their voices "crack" and eventually deepen.

    Change can seem strange.

    Just as these hormones change the outside of your body, they also make changes on the inside. As your body adjusts to all the new hormones, so will your mind. During puberty, you may feel confused or experience strong emotions that you've never experienced before. You may be concerned about your changing body appearance.

    You may feel overly sensitive or easily irritated. Some teens lose their temper more than usual and get angry with their friends or family.

    Sometimes it can be difficult to deal with all these new emotions. Usually, people don't intentionally try to hurt your feelings or upset you. It might not be your family or friends making you angry - it might be your new "teen brain" trying to adjust. And although the adjustment may seem difficult at first, it gradually becomes easier. It can be helpful to talk to someone and share the burden of how you are feeling - a friend or, even better, a parent, older sibling or adult who has been through it all.

    You may have new and confusing feelings about sex - and lots of questions. The adult hormones estrogen and testosterone are signs that your body is giving you new tasks, like exercising. B. the ability to conceive a child. That's why it's important to have all of your questions answered.

    It's easy to feel embarrassed or anxious when talking about sex, but you need to make sure you have all the information right. Some teens can talk to theirspaisabout sex and get answers to all your questions. But if talking about sex with your parents seems weird to you, there are plenty of other people you can talk to just like yours.doctor, a school nurse, teacher, guidance counselor, or another adult you feel comfortable talking to.

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    Develop differently

    People are all a little different, so it makes sense that not everyone evolves the same way. No two people are at exactly the same stage when they go through puberty, and everyone changes at their own pace. Some of your friends might have curves while you don't. Maybe your best friend's voice has changed and you think you still sound like a high-pitched, high-pitched kid. Or maybe you're tired of being the tallest girl in class or the only boy who needs a shave.

    But eventually everyone catches up and the differences between you and your friends even out. It is also good to remember that there is no right or wrong view. It makes us human - we all have qualities that make us unique, inside and out.

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