Hormones play a big part in puberty. They are responsible for many of the body’s physical changes during puberty. Hormones will cause your body shape to change, breasts and hair to grow, and eventually you will get your first period. Hormones are also responsible for pimples and acne if you experience any, because the oil glands in your skin become more active during puberty. Love them or hate them, hormones will be the cause of many of the changes as you become a woman.
Hormones and emotions
As well as being the cause of many of the physical changes to your body, hormones and emotions (feelings) are very connected. Hormones can send your emotions into overdrive. You may be feeling on top of the world one day but horrible the next, and you may not be able to work out why. Do not worry – it is normal to be confused by the effects your hormones are having on you. Females start to experience a mix of emotions when their hormone production kicks in at puberty and they start to get periods. Do not worry, it is not only females, males also get a lot of changes to their bodies during puberty. It is important to maintain good nutrition so that you can avoid hormonal imbalance and mood swings.
The more you understand PMS symptoms and how hormones can affect your body, mind and emotions, the better you will be able to cope with whatever hormones throw your way. Remember that you are still your amazing self. Try to see the up-side of things and you will discover more about yourself and all the great things you can achieve in your life. Puberty does not last forever!
The advice provided in this material is general in nature and is not intended as medical advice. If you need medical advice, please consult a doctor or your health care professional.