Describe the hormonal changes which occur at puberty in humans.

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Puberty is defined as physical changes that occur in the bodies of males and females that results in the person being able to reproduce.  The brain signals the ovaries or testes and many different hormones are released. These hormones cause changes both physical and mental.

Puberty can be mentally exhausting for a child. During this time in their lives they are experiencing feelings they have never felt before. It can be very confusing. It is almost as if the child is stuck between being a child and an adult.

Some of the changes that take place during puberty are irritability, skin problems such as acne, headaches, fatigue, and changes in appetite. All of these are due to hormonal fluctuations.

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