What are Potential Health Problems Associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
DiscussionPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6-8% of reproductive-age women making it the most common endocrinopathy in this age group. There is no consensus on the specific diagnostic criteria for PCOS in adolescents as many of the characteristics overlap with normal adolescent physiology. However, patients should have evidence of hyperandrogenism, oligo- or amenorrhea, and potentially polycystic ovaries. PCOS has a genetic component although a specific gene has not been identified. Incidence of PCOS is 20-40% for a woman with a family history. Hyperandrogenism Androgen levels change during puberty therefore actual ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 5, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
At What Age Can Children Have Their Teeth Whitened?
Discussion The appearance of the teeth and mouth is part of what determines facial attractiveness which plays an important part in social interactions. It has been found that “…an aesthetically pleasing smile…depend[s] on tooth color, size, shape, and position, upper lip position, visibility of the teeth and amount of gingival display.” The attractiveness is obviously complex, but tooth color is one of the most important factors and most people would like pearly white teeth. Dental “…”whitening” is any process that will make teeth appear whiter.” Non-bleaching produ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 11, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Picture of Acanthosis Nigricans
Title: Picture of Acanthosis NigricansCategory: ImagesCreated: 10/19/2009 11:55:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/8/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 8, 2014 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news
If Your Child Is Diabetic... Will You Know?
As a parent, I sometimes nag -- and I'll bet that you do, too. For instance, how often do you say things like this? "I don't want to hear your excuses. You're not too tired -- go take out the trash." "You just went to the bathroom. You can hold it until the end of the movie." "You don't need a snack or another drink of water. Go back to bed." "Don't talk to me in that tone of voice. Go to your room." I know I've said all these things at one time or another. But here's the thing: If you're saying them all the time, there's a chance that your child isn't simply being demanding, i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news