Experts have conducted a study in this regard at Jahangir Hospital, Pune. It has been pointed out that corona and lockdown have had a huge impact on young girls. Girls start menstruating at an early age. Parents should be aware of the impact of the epidemic on the youth. (Photo courtesy of iStock)
Research in a hospital in Pune
A study conducted by researchers at a hospital in Pune found that the incidence of adolescent onset, especially among girls, has increased by 3.6 times during the Covid lockdown. The exact cause is not yet known but there are several possible causes of idiopathic central precocious puberty (iCPP) in eight- to nine-year-old children during epidemics. These include stress, increased use of mobile phones and increased use of sanitizers. , said researchers at Jahangir Hospital.
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Due to excessive use of sanitizers
Sanitizers were widely used during the lockdown. Increased exposure to triclosan may induce precocious puberty in boys. More studies are needed to confirm this relationship. Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent in products such as toothpaste, soaps, detergents, sanitizers, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments. It is known as an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) which is responsible for the timing and timing of puberty.
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What is the reason behind this?
Menstruation rate increased 3.6 times in underage girls during the Covid lockdown period. “Also restrictions on other activities during lockdown, increased screen time, high-calorie foods and excessive eating habits can lead to obesity and premature puberty,” it said.
Chemicals found in personal care products such as perfumes, deodorants, toothpaste and makeup kits have been linked to early puberty, especially in girls. The pandemic has led to a huge increase in the use of sanitizers.
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Screen time also contributes to early aging
During the Corona period, there was excessive screen viewing, be it mobile or TV. All this had an effect on the health of children from 8 years onwards. In this way, the diet of these children changed and sports activities stopped completely. Vitamin D deficiency was also seen in large numbers. All this has affected the menstrual cycle of girls.
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What should be taken care of?
Now once again Omicron’s patients are increasing. The use of masks and sanitizers has also increased. In such cases, parents should take special care of the health of girls or young girls coming of age. It is important to keep girls active in sports.
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