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Ayurveda for Adolescents

Written by
Dr. Niveditha Srinivasamurthy
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Oct 24, 2016 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  3 min read

Abstract

Abstract

Adolescence constitutes one of the most exciting and yet the most tumultuous phases in a girl’s life, because the little girl goes through a phase of transition and confusion. Her body changes, her attitude towards life and towards people also change. She yearns for some space and yet wants to be cared. What can we as parents do to make this process easier?

Ayurveda for Adolescents

Your little baby is now blossoming into a young girl! Ayurveda believes that giving adolescent girls the right care is similar to nurturing a tender bud so that it blossoms into a bright flower! Take special note of how her health is progressing in this transitory phase. Genetic factors, lifestyle and stress (Yes! Adolescent girls can get stressed out too) will play a role here.

Medical standards indicate that the adolescent period is from 11 to 17 years.

This includes the prepubertal stage i.e, before the beginning of menstrual cycles and the stage of menarche which is after menstruation sets in.

Here are a few things that parents of adolescent girls should know.

Medical Examination:

Take your girl child for a medical examination if the following conditions are present.

Abnormalities detected earlier can be easily corrected. Longer the delay, tougher the treatment.

Hormonal Assay:

Hormones like thyroid, estrogen, FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone) and others play a very important role in women’s health.

You should take your daughter for the necessary hormonal tests:

Remember, earlier the detection easier the cure!

Exercise:

You should realize that she is not a kid anymore.

The Right Diet:

Ayurveda for Adolescents:

1) Ghee and sesame oil:

2) Fenugreek:

3) Oil bath:

Take a Chill Pill!

I am sure they say that a lot to each other. She might even tell that to you. It helps if you tell her to chill out too, at times.

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