Childhood Obesity

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

CHILDHOOD OBESITY 

Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or well-being.   Childhood obesity has many adverse side effects and is recognized as one of the most serious health issues in the world.

Obesity during childhood can harm the body in a variety of ways. 

Children who are overweight or obese are more likely to have: 

•High blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

•Increased risk of impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes.

•Breathing problems, such as asthma and sleep apnea.

•Joint problems and musculoskeletal discomfort.

•Fatty liver disease, gallstones, and gastro-esophageal reflux.

•Psychological problems such as anxiety and depression.

•Low self-esteem and lower self-reported quality of life.

•Social problems such as bullying.

As parents  and caregivers, we are responsible for providing an

environment  which supports a healthy lifestyle .

Let’s encourage a healthy lifestyle by:

Being a positive role model for healthy eating. The number one culprits are highly processed and sugary foods and drinks.

Providing a calm, reassuring atmosphere at regular meal and snack times.

Set appropriate limits on screen entertainment like television, tablets and video games.

Find a sport or other physical activities your child and/or whole family enjoys. Make it a part of your lifestyle.

Help children develop and maintain a positive body image.

Our choices for our children will be a part of their future. 

As always, I am available for appointments to answer your questions and concerns.

Please feel free to contact me at Healthy Kids Care .

Sincerely,

Dr. Atousa 

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