Girls and Puberty Treatment Indore
Technically speaking, puberty is nature’s way of transforming a child into an adult, all for the sake of reproduction. While both girls and boys go through puberty, girls reach puberty and sexual maturity at earlier ages than boys do.
So what’s causing all of these changes? Hormones! Actually, the female hormone estrogen is the main one that’s triggering all the changes in your body. Let’s look at some of the changes girls can expect at puberty.
Increase in Height and Weight
Starting at around age 9, girls begin to gain about 17% to 18% of their adult height.Your limbs grow first, then your trunk. Most girls grow fastest about six months before they start their first menses (menarche).
You’ll probably gain weight, most girls do. You may notice more body fat along the upper arms, thighs, and upper back. Your hips will grow rounder and wider; your waist will become narrower.
If you are gaining weight too fast, you may need to increase your exercise and substitute fruits and vegetables for junk foods.
Puberty Breast Development
Breast development is an early sign of puberty in girls. This can happen before age 9 in some girls, but later in others.
Increase in Hair
While for most girls, breast development is the first sign of puberty, others might first notice pubic hair. An increase in hair on your arms and legs, in your armpits, and around your pubic area happens to girls early in puberty.
Your First Menstrual Period
Soon after they develop breasts, most girls have their first menstrual period. This usually happens between ages 12 and 13, but menstruation can start earlier or later. During a menstrual period, there are two to three days of heavier bleeding with two to four days of lighter flow.
Cramps and Your Period
Cramps are Very common during your period. This causes the muscles of the uterus to contract. You might also notice:
- Aching in your upper thighs
- Back pain
Medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen Or Antispasmodic can help ease period pain. Putting a heating pad or hot water bottle on your abdomen may also help. If your cramping is severe, talk to your health care provider.
Girls and Mood Swings
Because of the surges in hormones during puberty, many girls feel moodiness at times, especially right before their periods. This is called premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS may cause:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Fluid retention
- Dietary cravings
Once your period starts, the PMS symptoms usually disappear. It’s helpful to exercise during PMS and your period in order to boost your mood and help you feel your best. If your mood is lower than normal, talk to your health care provider about your feelings.
It’s important to eat a balanced diet, exercise daily, get plenty of sleep, and stay at a healthy weight during this time.