Obesity Increases Early Puberty

In order for the adolescence period, which is accepted as the transition period from childhood to adulthood, to be healthy, Pediatric Health and Diseases Specialist Dr. Elif Sağsak warned families. Reminding that girls start puberty between the ages of 8 and 13, and boys between the ages of 9 and 14, Dr. Elif Sağsak stated, “The age of puberty has shifted forward, especially in girls with obesity problems. However, in some cases, early puberty may develop due to certain diseases”.

Reminding that there will be some psychological, hormonal and physical changes in the body during adolescence, Yeditepe Kosuyolu Hospital Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology Specialist Dr. Elif Sağsak made some warnings to families about this sensitive period. Providing information about the symptoms of this period, which is very important for both children and parents, Dr. Elif Sağsak said, “The first sign of puberty in girls is the enlargement of the breast, and in boys the enlargement of the testicular volume. Girls and boys enter puberty at different times. Girls can enter puberty between the ages of 8 and 13, and boys between the ages of 9 and 14. It is normal for girls to start puberty at the age of 10 on average, and for boys at an average of 11-11.5 years".

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