Puberty is the time in your life when you
start to grow and change into an adult. During this time, your body goes
through a lot of changes.
For most boys, these changes start
between the ages of 9½ and 13. But every boy's body has its own timeline. For
example, you may start to go through puberty before any of your friends do.
This is normal. All boys and girls go through puberty at their own pace.
you go through puberty, your body will start to make a lot more testosterone.
This is a hormone that helps you become and look like a man.
During this time, you will
see your body change in many places. For example:
As you go through puberty, you may be worried or confused
about all of the changes in your body and how they may change the way you look,
feel, and relate to others. At times, you may:
All these feelings are normal. Most boys feel this way at one time
or another as they go through puberty. But if you feel discouraged or sad or
have questions about what is happening to your body, talk to your parents or
another adult you trust. They can help you get through this time. And they
might even share what it was like when they went through similar
Puberty is a normal part of growing up. There are some things you
can do to treat your body well and make this an easier and exciting time in
Build healthy habits
Hormone changes that are taking place in your body make
your skin more oily and cause you to sweat more. Sometimes these changes can
cause you to have body odour and get pimples.
Find ways to reduce stress
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Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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