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Adolescent Male Health Care

Your pediatrician in Holly Springs, NC, can help your teenage boy stay healthy

Teenage boys have unique medical needs. Physical changes and hormonal imbalances can lead to a variety of medical issues. Fortunately, your pediatrician is an expert at adolescent male health care and can help your boy stay healthy.

Dr. Maria Castro at StarLight Pediatrics in Holly Springs, NC, provides a wide range of children’s medical services, including treatment of adolescent boys.

As your young boy grows, the muscles, bones, and other body structures grow too. One of the most important ways your pediatrician can help is by tracking your boy’s growth and development.

Regular yearly check-ups are an important part of medical care for adolescent boys. During the yearly check-up, your pediatrician will:

  • Perform a comprehensive physical examination, checking for any signs or symptoms of illness
  • Order any necessary lab testing to screen for medical conditions and check overall health
  • Order any imaging studies, to check for problems with bones, muscles, nerves, and organs
  • Check vision and hearing

A complete physical is often required for your adolescent to attend school. If your adolescent wants to play a sport, a sports physical is also required, to make sure your boy is healthy enough to play a sport.

During a sports physical, all of the steps listed above are completed, along with a few more, including:

  • Checking muscle strength
  • Checking balance
  • Checking reflexes

Adolescent males have dramatic hormonal changes too, and your pediatrician can provide guidance to parents and children regarding coping with these challenging times.

Along with hormonal and physical changes, your adolescent may be going through some difficult mental health issues too. ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions can all be treated effectively by your pediatrician.

To find out more about adolescent male health care, call Dr. Maria Castro at StarLight Pediatrics in Holly Springs, NC. You can reach her in the office by calling (919) 762-5113, so call today.

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