Illnesses & Disorders

Teens and Bites

Insect bites are a common problem for teens, but many teens do not stop to consider the possible effects of bites. Some bites are harmless and do not require any treatment, but there are life-threatening bites that need to be treated immediately. It is important to take proper precautions against insect bites when camping or [...]

Teens and Diarrhea

Diarrhea is an uncomfortable part of life that most teens experience at some point. Food poisoning, viruses, and other illnesses can cause diarrhea and other health issues. If you experience this problem, you may be embarrassed to tell your parents, but it is important to let them know so you can get the right treatment. [...]

Teens and Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory illness where the airways leading to the lungs tighten and narrow, making it difficult to breathe. The condition is usually chronic, but it can be managed through the use of special medications. Teens dealing with asthma often have a special set of issues as they try to balance living with this [...]

Teens and Injuries

Many teens are involved in sports and physical activities. Unfortunately, some teens make poor decisions because they think they are invincible. Poor decisions do not lead to all injuries, but they do lead to an increased risk of injuries. The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University reports that 3.5 million children and teens are [...]

Teens and Cancer

Cancer affects people in many different ways, and teens face extreme emotional stress along with the physical effects of the disease. Many teens struggle to cope with powerful fears related to mortality when they or someone in their family is diagnosed with the disease. Even those whose families have not yet suffered from cancer will [...]

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Teens and Headaches

Puberty is a time of many physical and emotional changes. If you read any of the information for teens about the human body, you will learn about some of the most common signs of puberty. Headaches are just one symptom of puberty that you may experience. These headaches can develop as a result of physical [...]

Teens and Seizures

Seizures can affect people from all walks of life, and teens who suffer from seizures can have great difficulties adjusting to life with them. The uncertainty of knowing whether or not you’ll be fine from one moment to the next is compounded by the fact that many people do not understand what a seizure is [...]

Teens and Colds

Public health data shows that one billion cases of the common cold occur each year in the United States. Worldwide, colds are the most common illness affecting all age groups. As a teen, you will encounter unique difficulties when you catch a cold, especially if you already have an existing condition such as asthma or [...]

Teenage Menstruation Problems

For girls between the ages of 12 to 18, life can be difficult as hormones and other developmental changes begin to occur. While changes take place in a woman’s body during puberty as a part of normal development, there can be serious teenage menstruation problems that require medical attention. Primary Amenorrhea Also known as delayed [...]

Teens and Diabetes

Living with a health problem makes life a little different for teens, particularly teens who have diabetes. It is important for teens to understand the importance of managing this disease, as uncontrolled diabetes increases the risk for several serious medical conditions, such as: Heart disease High blood pressure Kidney disease Stroke One of the most [...]

Teens and Infections

The teenage years have always been a difficult time. The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a daunting experience for most teens. Teens must endure physical and hormonal changes while searching for their personal and social identity. They carry the burden of expectation everywhere they turn. They face pressures at school, at home, from [...]

Teens and Stomach Problems

Stomach problems plague many teens and may be caused by any number of factors. These problems can range from mildly irritating to disabling, and may signify an underlying disease or illness that is not readily apparent. Stomach issues may impact teens’ daily lives, making study or play difficult, and preventing them from interacting fully with [...]

Teens and Flu

Being flu-stricken while you are still a kid is different from getting the flu virus when you are a teenager. Flu hinders you from participating in social events or hanging out with your peers. Teenagers also need to worry about too much weight loss when they contract the flu virus, which can affect their appearance [...]

Dealing With Teen Fatigue

Teens have a lot to deal with, including homework, working at part-time jobs, and engaging in family activities and social activities. They are also developing and may experience rapid growth spurts that throw off their sleep schedules. Hectic schedules and erratic sleep patterns can leave teens feeling tired and short on energy. When a teen [...]

Teens and Throat Problems

Throat problems are a common occurrence in people of all ages, but they are more likely to occur frequently in children and teens, according to the Mayo Clinic. If you develop a problem that affects the throat, you may have trouble swallowing or experience coughs and colds as well. Causes There are plenty of things [...]

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