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Eating disorders at puberty.

Many overweight children grow taller as they approach puberty and invariably slim down. Some adolescents, however, do overeat all the wrong foods, that in many cases due to a need to comfort eat to compensate for negative feelings and emotions.  Being overweight, can lead to low self esteem and the comfort eating may be in part […]

Preparing for the Menopause.

We know that the healthier and fitter you are, the less chance there is of a difficult time when going through the menopause. So diet, exercise and lifestyle are really important factors and the younger you start getting yourself ready, the better. You will have heard the phrase  “You are what you eat” and this […]

Worms.

This unpleasant condition frequently occurs in young children. There are a number of unpleasant worms, but the thread worms is the most common in the UK. These tiny, white, thread-like worms are often found in the anus, as this where a female lays her eggs, but can live in any part of the digestive tract. […]

Tantrums.

Some children grow up never having had a tantrum, while other children can have tantrums on a daily basis through out their stage of development. Tantrums can start as young as twelve months and go on well into the pre-school phase. The predisposition of one child to be prone to difficult tantrums compared with another […]

Chronic Fatigue in puberty.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has become more common in teenagers in recent years. This is partly due to it being recognised more by the medical profession, but also because CFS is on the increase in all society.  Chronic Fatigue is a breakdown of the immune and nervous system, where the person is literally too exhausted […]

Mood swings and depression in puberty.

Mood swings are typical at adolescence and most teenagers at some point will fluctuate between feeling of deep joy and happiness followed by despondency and misery or intense anger. These powerful emotions are part of adolescence as the teenager opens up to the possibility of new ways of being related to others. Most teenagers learn […]

School phobia & learning difficulties.

Some children have genuine concerns about school. It is very important to listen the child carefully, if he is able to tell about this and give all the support necessary to deal with the problem. Oher children can develop a variety of physical ailments on school days, including tummy aches, headaches, nausea and vomiting and […]

Hay Fever.

Hay fever very often starts at puberty, but a significant number of younger children suffer from it too. In the last years, there is also an increase in the number of children and adults suffering from hay fever. This may be due to the fact of the general increase in allergies from environmental pollutants over […]

Fevers.

Fever is indicated by rise in body temperature. Normal body temperature is below 37C. Temperature of up to 39C and 40C can occur with infections. Children may look hot, with flushed cheeks. They may be hot to touch. Some children with high fever will show normal level of energy. With some very high fevers the […]