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Childhood Obesity Consultation

Childhood Obesity is a complex disorder that may happen when your child is overweight, according to height and age. In Medical Science, childhood obesity is having a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95% on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) specific development charts.

What Are The Risks of Childhood Obesity?

The Risks of Childhood Obesity can be 

– Asthma.
– High cholesterol.
– Heart disease.
– Stroke.
– Sleep apnea.
– Type 2 diabetes.
–  High blood pressure (hypertension).
– Musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritis.
–  Certain cancers involve colon cancer and breast cancer.
–  Fatty liver.


What Are the Causes of Childhood Obesity?

Childhood Obesity is a severe disease with many factors. Every child or adolescent needs a limited quantity of calories. When children consume food with extra calories, their body stores these excess calories as fat. 


What Are The Symptoms of Childhood Obesity?

The following signs indicate childhood obesity:

– Joint pain
– Sleep apnea
Premature onset of puberty
Shortness of breath or problem in breathing during physical activity
Poor self-esteem and unhappiness
Raised risk of developing cardiovascular disorders
High blood pressure
Type II diabetes
Problem with physical exercises, i.e., running and climbing stairs
Fatty deposits around the eyes


How To Diagnose Childhood Obesity?

The doctor will diagnose childhood obesity based on body mass index (BMI) measurements and clinical assessments. According to the doctors, BMI between the 5th and 85th percentile is a sign of healthiness, but BMI between 85 to 95 percentile denotes the obese. 

The doctors will also do the physical test on the children. They will check your overall health and review for the symptoms of any other health disease connected with obesity. He will check cholesterol, blood pressure, and insulin resistance. The doctor will also discuss the child’s medical conditions that may cause weight gain, like hypothyroidism or Cushing’s syndrome.


How is Childhood Obesity treated?

Treatment for childhood obesity entirely depends on your child’s age and whether they have other medical illnesses. Treatment of a child’s obesity involves changes in your child’s physical activity and eating levels. In some instances, treatment might include weight-loss surgery or prescriptions.

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