Kemi Oguntala, MD is MomsTeam.com's pediatric and teen medicine expert. A physician, author, speaker and educator, she is recognized for her energetic and hip approach to difficult adolescent issues such as eating disorders, club drugs, sexual development, orientation and teen health. (More)
As a parent of a lesbian tween or teen, one of the things you will have
naturally have to worry about is how your tween or teen daughter is
going to do socially, not just at school
and in general, but in extracurricular activities in particular, such as
Disordered eating, skipped periods (amenorrhea) and repeated bone
instability or fractures are the three signs of the athletic triad.
Unlike teens with anorexia nervosa
or bulimia, teens are maintaining a low body weight because they
exercise too much and don't eat enough to keep up with their activity.
Asthma is becoming more common, and as a result, more children and teens
are discovering they have asthma when they start playing a sport that
may never have wheezed in the recent past. Although a diagnosis of
exercise-induced asthma may sound scary, it has become a very manageable respiratory
illness. As long as some key precautions are taken, asthma should not
prevent your child from safely participating in sports.