Prevention Programs for Teens
Research shows that unlike most adults, adolescents could develop these cardiovascular problems silently without evident symptoms. A study conducted by British Columbia Children’s hospital showed how blood pressure and cholesterol readings failed to indicate future cardio-vascular diseases.
Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders have a strong genetic basis, and children of alcoholic parents have a much greater likelihood of developing a substance abuse disorder. If any of your parents is an alcoholic, your chances of becoming addicted to painkillers or some other drugs are equally increased.
Obesity among teens is an ugly reality: By the time overweight children are in their 20`s, they can expect to be diagnosed with diseases that normally affect people in their 60`s and 70`s, including heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and even amputations related to complications of diabetes.
Several other factors can affect their life: These factors include education pressure, peer pressure, developmental challenges, growth and hormonal changes, puberty, emotional stress, and career development.
Mental status plays big role in teens health and career: Moods, thoughts, perceptions, and cognitive functions can greatly vary among teens. It is important for teens to pursue early information for any mental health issues, such as anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Asperger syndrome, and a pervasive developmental disorder.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): In teens, the lack of concentration may result in poor school performance. About 30 to 50 percent of people diagnosed in childhood continue to have symptoms into adulthood.
While there may be some pre-disposing genes, those genes only get turned on under conditions of poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, and environmental toxins. Early information about teen’s health can prevent such dreadful conditions if timely actions are taken.
Advanced Genomics team is well equipped to handle all these issues and design personalized prevention programs to meet their demands. These actions are important steps to restore their health, build confidence, handle peer and study pressure and take right decisions to shape their future. Let’s help them to build the foundation of a healthy community and strong nation.