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Teens Health

The Teens section caters to the age group between 13 and 19. Credihealth Teens like to be aware of the changes their body goes through and want to learn more with time. This section covers all common and uncommon health issues that teens may face.

Teen Pregnancy in India

Teen Pregnancy

Increasing teen pregnancy is only adding to India’s already populous country. With over 1.8 million teenagers who have children annually, there are many of who are hardly equipped to deal with child marriage, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy and substance abuse. Furthermore, 60% of these adolescent pregnancies are not adequately spaced, …

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Urinary Tract Infection: Cause, Symptoms & Prevention

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) can come about in any person and at any age; however, women are more prone to be infected than men. UTIs can influence the entire urinary system or various parts of it. The evidence of urinary tract infection is exceedingly common, and just about everyone is susceptible. …

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Dr. Manoj Padman – Importance of Bone Health in Children

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Dr Manoj Padman, Senior Consultant & Head Pediatric Orthopedics at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon talks about bone health during adolescence has a significant impact in adulthood. He says, I deal with children’s bones and therefore it is critical for me to comment upon adolescent and teenage bone health, as this has …

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Sexually active? You need to know about this Silent Virus – HPV

Contrary to what a majority of people believe, they do not know everything about the risks of unprotected intercourse. Take for instance, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV is essentially a DNA virus. Why is it dangerous? Not only does HPV not show any external/physical symptoms, many types of HPV are …

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Voice of Credimoms: How important is Sex Education in India?

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A lot has changed in India in last few decades. Exposure to inappropriate and objectionable content is unavoidable, which makes the job of teachers and parents all the more difficult. In the light of these facts, we asked members of our New Moms Club (a vivacious group of almost 13,000 …

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Guys health FAQ

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Guys health: Changes in a guy’s body? Appearance of pimples Body and facial hair growth Hair growth in the pubic region and in the genitalia Minor increase in breast size Self examination? Puberty onwards every boy should perform a self examination of their testes on a regular basis. It should be …

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Teens Health: Eating disorders, sexual health & more

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Teens health: What is the right weight for my height?  The right weight depends on several factors: Age Height Built and body fat percentage Body Mass Indicator (BMI) tool is a great way to find the exact weight for any particular height Teens should involve themselves in physical activities and regularly exercise. …

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Boys Health: Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the association between puberty and height or weight? Generally for boys the height starts increasing from the age of 11 years. Increase of weight during puberty is extremely common. Usually, weight during puberty is about 50% of the ideal adult body weight. Why acne occur during puberty? Acne …

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Girls Health: Frequently Asked Questions

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What is ‘Monthly Period’? Monthly period, also called as menstruation, is the monthly vaginal bleeding, which stays for 3-5 days. Once all the reproductive organs are ready, the girl gets her 1st period (Menarche). Usually menarche occurs during the age of 12-14 years. It is normal to have cramps for …

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Teens Health: Frequently Asked Questions

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Teens health: What is the right weight for my height? The right weight depends on various factors like age, height, built and body fat percentage. Body Mass Indicator (BMI) tool is a great way to find the exact weight for any particular height. Teens should do a lot of physical …

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Do Condoms Really Work?

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Condoms or barrier contraceptives that prevent conception and STDs come in two forms: Male condoms, commonly made of latex, are composed of a thin sheath that is worn around a penis during sex. Female condoms, which are essentially a polyurethane sheath with a flexible ring on each side. A closed …

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STD facts for teens

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Sexually transmitted diseases or STDs is that awkward topic that people avoid talking about. It is even considered embarrassing enough to visit and discuss with a doctor or talk to one’s partner about getting tested. Imagine what it must be like for teenagers and young adults to find answers they …

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Things You Should Know About Sex

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The incidences of teen sex are on the rise. No longer an escapable event, it is best to equip teens with information about sex so that they view it in the right perspective and not end up being frustrated or duped. What exactly is sex? Yes, sex is getting physically …

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Effects of drinking too much alcohol

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Binge drinking does not only lead to a terrible headache but also a prolonged hangover the morning after. Binge drinking in fact has far more serious repercussions on an individual’s health than than drinking alcohol a limited amount on a regular basis, both short term and long term. Long term …

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For Parents: 6 Tips To Enhance Your Teen’s Personality

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Teenage years are a time of major transition from being a child to a young adult. The physical changes as the body grows cause many teenagers to develop concerns about the changing size, weight and shape. Also, a teenager begins to develop unique personality traits that affect their emotional and …

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Is There A Thing Such As 100% Safe Sex?

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A common misconception many people have is that their birth control method automatically makes them safes from contracting any infection that can be passed on from sexual intercourse. Well, safe sex refers to protection from not one but two consequences – unwanted pregnancy and disease contraction. Let’s take a reality …

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The Right Weight for Your Height

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Puberty does not hit any two children at the exact same time. Some children start developing as early as the age of eight, while others start showing signs of development as late as fourteen. Similarly, two children when put together, will show different types of body shape – lean, muscular, …

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For Teens: Do-it-at-home workouts

For those teens who feel gyms are an unnecessary expenditure, or those who are simply too lazy to get out of their homes to go to a gym, do-it-at-home workouts are a great option. You don’t even need to have any prior knowledge before doing these, and the best part …

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5 home remedies to treat acne

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One word that every teen hates – pimples. Teenage can be a tricky age, because your body is undergoing tremendous changes, and pimples happen to be part of those changes. All the extra hormones that your body produce tend to clog your pores. Most children just pop their pimples. They …

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Body Building – When Should I Start?

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Most teenagers believe that right after they hit puberty, it would be ‘super cool’ if they joined a gym and started body building. That’s actually more harmful than it sounds, because during puberty, your body is still developing and maturing.  The truth is that a person’s bones don’t stop growing …

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