Reproductive system matures Secondary sexual development takes place Voices

Reproductive system matures secondary sexual

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Reproductive system matures.Secondary sexual development takes place.Voices start to change.Menstruation begins.Psychosocial changesAdolescents and their families often deal with conflict.Privacy becomes an issue.Self-consciousness increases.Adolescents may struggle to create their own identity.
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They often want to be treated like adults, yet cared for like younger children.Psychosocial changes (cont’d)Antisocial behavior and peer pressure peak at age 14 to 16 years.Smoking, illicit drug use, unprotected sexEating disordersCode of ethics develops.High risk of suicide and depressionAges 19 to 40 yearsVital signs do not vary greatly.From 19 to 25 years, the body should be functioning at its optimal level.Psychosocial changesLife centers on work, family, and stress.Settling down, love, childbirthOne of the more stable periods of lifeEarly Adults-Ages 19 to 40 yearsVital signs do not vary greatly.From 19 to 25 years, the body should be functioning at its optimal level.Psychosocial changesLife centers on work, family, and stress.Settling down, love, childbirthOne of the more stable periods of lifeMiddle Adults-Ages 41 to 60 yearsVital signs remain the same.Vulnerable to vision and hearing lossCancer incidence increases.Menopause occurs in late 40s or early 50sDiabetes, hypertension, weight problemsExercise and healthy diet are important.Psychosocial changesFocus on achieving life goalsReadjust lifestyle as children leave homeGenerally have the physical, emotional, and spiritual reserves to handle life’s issuesMay be caring for children leaving for college, along with aging parentsOlder Adults-61 years and olderLife expectancy is constantly changing.Now approximately 78 yearsVital signs depend on:Overall healthMedical conditionsMedications takenOlder adults are often able to overcome numerous medical problems but may need multiple medications.
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Cardiovascular systemDeclines with age largely due to atherosclerosisHeart rate and cardiac output decrease.
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  • Fall '17
  • Sean Morgan
  • pulse, vital signs, Psychosocial changes

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