Health and Vitality
Give the young what belongs to them: health and vitality
Throughout youth hormones are of fundamental importance. Testosterone (male hormone) and oestrogen (female hormone) are responsible for the behavioural changes verified in this period of life.
But the work of hormones does not always function in a smooth fashion. In many cases adolescents suffer from an imbalance in their hormone production that can lead to certain inconveniences.
The lack of hormones due to physical or psychological reasons causes many people to reach adolescence without defined sexuality.
Desperate, many parents get to Dr. Coutinho's practice in search of answers:
"What is happening?"
"Why doesn't he or her get into puberty?"
"Why can't I see the physical and mental development in my son or daughter?"
"Why is the stature so small?"
"If he is going to develop his sexuality, where is that beard that doesn't show?"
"Why is this tone of voice still so frail?"
"Why doesn't my son start looking at his girlfriends as potential females, instead of playing with them?"
"Why does my daughter avoid contact with people? Why is she ashamed of her own body?"
"Why is she too fat or skinny?"
"Why does my daughter have so much body hair?"
On top of living with their parent's constant concern, the youngsters with hormonal imbalances face existential crisis, depression, and have a body open to infection. Thus, they start feeling useless, as if nature itself had denied their existence.
Modern medicine offers a number of resources for the diagnosis of hormonal disturbances, its causes and the recommendation for the safest and most effective for each case.
In the following topics we will be able to go deeper on these cases and treatment methods, which aim to give the young, back their health and vitality so central for the realization and happiness of both parents and kids.