Temporary and Permanent Changes in Growth and Development
Temporary Changes in Growth and Development:
These changes are mainly as a result of the food we eat and they include;
1. Appearance of pimples in both male and female adolescents.
2. Malnutrition, for example, kwashiorkor, enlargement of the stomach after meals in children.
3. Bedwetting in children.
4. Increase in body temperature.
5. Growing milk teeth in children.
6. Production of excessive sweat in children.
These changes can also disappear after some time. They can also be corrected medically or by a change in behavior.
Permanent Changes in Growth and Development:
Permanent changes are irreversible, they occur in one’s life forever, for example;
1. Menstruation in the female adolescent.
2. Growing of grey hair in adults.
3. Sperm production in the male adolescent.
4. Skill acquisition in childhood.
5. Reduction in the efficiency of some body organs, like the heart and lungs.
6. Menopause in females.