Teens Health

Teens’ Health

Teens need care too!

Between the age of 10 to 19, adolescents experience rapid physical, cognitive and psychosocial growth. During this phase, adolescents establish patterns of behaviour – for instance, related to diet, physical activity, substance use, and sexual activity – that can protect their health and the health of others around them, or put their health at risk now and in the future.

As a result, this phase is integral in reinforcing healthy lifestyle habits to safeguard their bright futures.

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Teens’ Health

Teens need care too!

Between the age of 10 to 19, adolescents experience rapid physical, cognitive and psychosocial growth. During this phase, adolescents establish patterns of behaviour – for instance, related to diet, physical activity, substance use, and sexual activity – that can protect their health and the health of others around them, or put their health at risk now and in the future.

As a result, this phase is integral in reinforcing healthy lifestyle habits to safeguard their bright futures.

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  • Do teenagers have any special healthcare needs?

    Between the age of 10 to 19, adolescents experience rapid physical, cognitive and psychosocial growth. During this phase, adolescents establish patterns of behaviour – for instance, related to diet, physical activity, substance use, and sexual activity – that can protect their health and the health of others around them, or put their health at risk now and in the future.

    As a result, this phase is integral in reinforcing healthy lifestyle habits to safeguard their bright futures.

  • What health challenges do teenagers face today?

    Teenagers face several health challenges including:-

    • Alcohol and substance abuse
    • Mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety
    • Sexually transmitted infections
    • Teenage pregnancy
    • Accidental injuries

    Any of these might require professional assistance from trained healthcare professionals. A general medical doctor would be the ideal provider to get assistance from when faced with any of these challenges.

  • More About Teen Health

    Where should teenagers seek help for their health needs?

    Teenagers can seek help for all their health care needs from trained healthcare professionals. These may include:

    These healthcare providers offer confidential consultations and advise on appropriate treatment plans depending on the specific health challenge.

  • What specific services are offered for teen sexual health?

    A consultation with a general practitioner or a reproductive health expert is usually the starting point. Depending on the symptoms, this may be followed by a comprehensive STD screen that involves testing for:

    • Hepatitis B and C
    • HIV screening
    • Urinalysis and/or urine culture
    • Syphilis test (VDRL)
    • Herpes virus antibody tests
    • Chlamydia PCR
    • Gonorrhea (swab) tests
    • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) PCR

    The results of the tests will determine whether treatment will be initiated. Sexual health education is also offered to those who may need it during the consultation.

  • What services cater for teen mental health?

    Teen mental health problems have been on the rise. The factors that contribute to the worsening of mental health are excessive use of social media and alcohol and other substance abuse.

    To counteract the harmful effects of the above therapy sessions with trained mental health experts is recommended. This may take the form of teleconsultations, physical sessions, and even group sessions where relationships have been broken.

    All these services are provided in confidence and with the consent of the patient.

  • What is recommended for the well teen?

    For the well teen, a healthy lifestyle should be maintained. This will entail:-

    • Healthy eating habits
    • Plenty of physical exercise
    • Safe sexual practices
    • Maintaining supportive social networks(preferably in person)
    • Routine teen wellness checks and dental check-ups

  • Vaccinations for Teenagers

    Infection with the human papilomavirus (HPV) carries a high risk of developing cervical cancer. There is a vaccine available to prevent infection with some strains of this virus making this cancer preventable. The HPV vaccine is given in teenagehood just prior to the onset of sexual activity. It is a great step towards a cancer-free future for our teens.

  • Teen Nutrition

    Teenage obesity is on the rise as a result of changing lifestyles that do not prioritize healthy eating and physical activity. If this trend is not checked, our teenagers will be at high risk of life-long illnesses like:-

    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Osteoarthritis

    The good news is that if healthy lifestyle changes are incorporated into our teens’ schedules, these diseases are easily avoidable. It is advisable to get a professional nutritionist’s consult to optimize your teen’s nutritional status and maintain it for a healthy, happy future.

  • Teenage Accidental Injuries

    Accidental injuries abound among the teenage age group due to their involvement in contact sports and their typical risk-taking nature. Injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to joint dislocations and broken limbs.

    Minor injuries can usually be managed at home with a home first aid kit. However, more serious injuries may require the input of a trained health professional.

    The first contact usually involves a general medical doctor who determines the most appropriate treatment plan according to the severity of the injury. Other professionals whose input may be required are:

Frequenty Asked Questions

  • What is the Ponea Health Teen Wellness booking experience?

    The Ponea Health e-commerce platform offers a one-stop point for teen health and wellness packages. Book a certified and vetted doctor or services conveniently at the comfort of your home, hotel, or office.

  • What is Ponea Health Price comparison?

    Ponea health is an aggregator of various health services and providers that work in tandem to guarantee holistic patient care. Through Ponea Health e commerce platform, you are able to compare and array of vetted providers such as doctors, laboratories and imaging centers offering similar services at different price points and locations. This allows you to select one within your budget and convenience in terms of location.

  • Do I have to visit a hospital to get my lab samples taken?

    Through the Ponea Health mobile phlebotomy services, you can get your samples conveniently collected by a vetted professional at the comfort of your home, office, or hotel . The short turnaround times for sample processing and dispatch of results to both yourself and the doctor guarantees prompt diagnosis and treatment.

  • How do I get my medications?

    Ponea Health e-pharmacy platform is a 24-hour service that is dedicated to delivering medication promptly and conveniently to your home or preferred pick-up point. Through the upload prescription functionality, you can submit your prescription and get your medication delivered right to your doorstep.

  • What do the ratings on my doctor mean?

    Doctors on the Ponea Health e-commerce platform are rated based on a combination of their qualifications, continuous professional advancement and overall patient satisfaction. This guarantees you get the highest attainable level of care.

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