Girls Are Getting Their First Period So Early These Days Why?
Have you also observed that girls these days are getting their first period also called menarche at the age of seven, eight, nine. Back in the day when we were young my cousins, my friends, and Girls of my age used to get their period. First period at the age of thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen. Have you ever wondered why this is happening well, There are many reasons but one significant reason for this happening is a deficiency of vitamin D. Girls are not getting as much as much vitamin D as they should from sunlight as they were back in the day so try and send your girls out to play early in the morning so that they get some sunlight and they achieve their sexual maturity at the right time. I hope this was helpful
Have you noticed, these days, girls get their first period (menarche) at a very early age?
I’ve heard of girls as young as 7-8 years too
Have you ever wondered why?
Apart from that from the premature exposure that they’re receiving, there must be some other contributing factors too, right?
I did a lot of reading on this topic and I want to share some key points that I learned with you all, so that you can also keep in mind when your daughters/girls in your family grow up.
Vitamin D deficiency is strongly linked to early menarche. Girls who didn’t get adequate sun exposure in their childhood days got their first period earlier than others.
Also, frequent consumption of nonvegetarian food is associated with early menarche too. I’ve seen families who eat beef/chicken/pork every day.
Please try and restrict your meat consumption to 2-3 times a week maximum.
Early menarche may occur with other conditions, such as hypothyroidism, CNS tumors, and head trauma.
Children who gain a lot of weight during infancy (especially between 0-9 months) are at a higher risk of early puberty.
One of the reasons I often emphasize not giving too much fat-laden food to kids.
Less physical activity (<2 hours a day) is also found to cause early menarche.
Milk infused with hormones and adulterants is one of the most common causes of hormonal imbalances and early sexual maturity.
The most probable explanation for why periods and breast development might be happening younger is that girls tend to weigh more today than they did a generation ago—and this higher body fat percentage is leading to earlier activation of the pituitary gland, which produces the hormones responsible for puberty.
Early puberty, by the way, has a lot of health implications. Not only does it lead to early sexual maturity, but is also known to result in poor insulin resistance (which can cause diabetes and PCOS), poor bone mineral density (which can result in arthritis and osteoporosis in adults), and depression.
Hope you found this piece useful.
What’s the earliest age of menarche you’ve heard of? And at what age do you get your first period? Let’s discuss!