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Childhood Obesity Management

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Childhood Obesity Management

Childhood Obesity is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors in children. Children have started consuming refined and processed foods including high amount of sugary beverages leading to weight issues. On one end of our society we have Malnutrition since poor have little access to food and on the other end we have children consuming more calories than needed and becoming obese. Both the spectrums are scary for our society and future of our country. We need to strike a balance with our kids regarding food and beverages and calorie consumption. Overweight and obesity are the result of "caloric imbalance"—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. Physical inactivity and over use of TV and videogames and electronic gadgets is the leading cause of Obesity amongst kids. Feeding the kids more sugar in form of juices, milk additives, and sweetened beverages is making them addictive towards sugars. Obesity is not the only issue with our newer generation linked to processed food and junk food its also diseases like PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Depression, Irregular periods, Poor grades in school, inferiority complexes, peer bullying are being seen with excess weight issues.

Lately a gene has been identified which is linked to childhood Obesity some children will be predisposed to Obesity and it’s our duty to catch them young and modify their lifestyle and food intake at an early stage.

In our program we deal with overweight children of all ages. Other patients’ range from 12-18 years old with very high BMI. We are treating them with success and also are able to make permanent changes on their life.

Childhood Obesity Management would include:

  • Complete physical exam by the Physician.
  • Complete blood tests and profiling, if not done recently.
  • Personalized diet plan based on blood test results.
  • Meal Replacement Programs depending on availability.
  • Low Refined Carbohydrate Plans.
  • Protein Sparing Modified Fast.
  • Individual and Group Lifestyle Modification Classes
  • Progressive Training for Behavior Change.
  • Physical Activity Training and guidance.
  • Weight Loss Medications, if appropriate.
  • Body Composition Measurement.
  • Hormonal imbalance evaluation.
  • Maintenance Program.
  • Stress management guidance.