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Dr. Ashish Shah

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Childhood Obesity

MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
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I am Dr I.P.S Kochar, pediatrics, endocrinologist and diabetologist. Today I will be talkingt to you about Child Obesity which is becoming prevealant and epidermic in India and other countries also. So, it is increasing day by day. More than 65 million of the people are facing Child Obesity under the age of 5 years.

So, if you have any child or infant who is obese. The child will have to suffer from many problems in future.

What do you mean by Obesity?

Obesity means there is an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body. So, over weight and Obesity, both are same. Obesity can cause number of problems. There are many types of complications, those are;

  • In future, a child can have heart disease. THese are all metabolic problems.
  • There are more chances of getting obesity in adulthood.
  • Child get more prone to HYpertension.
  • Girls get more prone to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
  • Reproductive problems
  • Dyslipidemia

These are some of the metabolics which can occur. Besides this, the children can have non-metabolic problems like joint pains at early stage, difficulty in walking, sleep apnea problems and there can be other psychological problems. Children may have low confidence level, low self esteem. So these are the problems which are commonly found in such patients.

What should be done to get rid of this Child Obesity?

One of the major factor is lifestyle. People are becoming technically dependent. People are using AC Cars, Children are going to AC schools and buses. The play time in the schools has decreased greatly. This is all aggrevated to cause Obesity.

The food intake has also become different. Children are consuming more of junk food. high fatty food, high salty food which is one of a major cause of Obesity.

Not only people from urban area are becoming obese but also the people from rural area. This problem is required to be solved. 

The main thing is that we have to change our lifestyle. People have to change their food habits, they have to indulge in the routine exercise. So, there is a simple formula called 5-3-2-1, where,

  • 5 means taking 5 portions of veggies or fruits everyday.
  • 4 means taking 4 glasses of water per day.
  • 3 means 3 times mil in a day.

If you don't remember this, atleast remember 5-2-1, where,

  • 2 means that do not use gadgets for more than 2  hours in a day.
  • 1 hour of physical activity in a day.

So, this formula is very helpful if children follow it. So, try to take low carbohydrates, low fat, more protein in the diet. One should try to change their lifestyle because the obesity is causing all these major problems.

Now, we are getting more children of 5 years, 8 years , 10 yeras with non-communicable disease like Obesity, hypertension, diabtes. Diabtes type-2 has also started coming in the children and the adolescence population only because of the lifestyle.

Now you see many girls whop are obese at the age of 12 -18 years. THey suffering problems like impaired glucose tolerance, they are getting black areas in the neck and also they are getting reproductive problems, hair on the face, so all these problems are increasing the complications. 

I would recommend to only change the lifestyle, make changes in the food habits and try to indulge in the routine exercises.

If you want to contact me, you can do so via Lybrate or you can visit my clinic which is in Noida. But pelase do follow the above mentioned tips.

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My son two and half year old. Good weight and height. But in this age he have dark circle around eyes. I also have dark circle from my childhood. Let me y this coming and way to cure.

American Board of Plastic Surgery, , American Board Of General Surgery, MS - Dermatology, M.B.B.S
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
My son two and half year old. Good weight and height. But in this age he have dark circle around eyes. I also have da...
Thank you for your query. Your son is too small to start with any treatment for dark circles. If he takes proper diet and there is no underlying medical condition then there is nothing to worry about. All the best.
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My baby is 2 months 6 days old. I want to feed her with powder milk, which powder milk is best and in budget.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, PG - Graduate Diploma In Health Sciences In Diabetology, MD - Bio-Chemistry
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
My baby is 2 months 6 days old.
I want to feed her with powder milk, which powder milk is best and in budget.
Exclusive breast feeding for 6 months is recommended. This will help with the child's immune development, brain development and growth. It also helps in bonding with the mother.
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I have a baby boy of 36 days he makes lots of noise (like screaming or seeing a bad dream) while breast feeding and while sleeping too. Is it normal?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Faridabad
I have a baby boy of 36 days he makes lots of noise (like screaming or seeing a bad dream) while breast feeding and w...
Hi. With the newborn sleep pattern expect the unexpected. Its completely normal for him to move, make noises etc during sleep. He is being exposed to a completely new world of stimuli. N dream a lot. Sometimes reacting ti dreams with movements if eyes, limbs, trunk n noises. Its completely normal. Do not worry.
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Hello Doctor, I m very concerned about my 1 and a half month baby's weight. He weighs 4.2kg now. His birth weight was 3.25kg. How much weight 1 and a half months baby should weigh? I m really pissed off by my relatives who come and say your baby is underweight, your breastmilk is not sufficient . Please help!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello Doctor,
I m very concerned about my 1 and a half month baby's weight. He weighs 4.2kg now. His birth weight was...
Baby should gain minimally around 20 gms per day in first three month of life. Your babies weight gain is much above that level. So no need to worry.
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My newborn baby is 2 days old. She is having white vaginal discharge sometimes. Is it normal?

MBBS,D.Ped., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college, Belgaum , Boston University, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Don' t worry. Such discharge is normal for initial days of life due to maternal hormones effect on baby. If it persist or increase then refer your consult pediatrician.
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6 months old baby now he is weight 5.5 kgs.He is not increased his weight still one month Birth weight 2.7 kgs. Sir / madam please tell me diet and precursions. What can take the next step

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
He is in normal range. Relax,let your idea of what he should be , go and enjoy what he is.Start weaning , have patience respect his wishes.Remember he too has a mind just like you.
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What care should be taken (from now on) for my six year old daughter so that she has healthy hair and skin in future. Should some supplements be given for a healthy body?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, maintain personal hygiene, use protein shampoo. She should consume protein rich diet e. G. Appla. Carrots, milk, cheese, almonds, walnuts, spinach, rippened mangoes, fish, eggs. Her diet be easily digestible on time. Give her homoeo medicine: @wiesbaden 20-6 pills, thrice a day, orally. @ jaborandyq-10 drops with olive oil, apply on scalp, twice. Avoid, junk food, caffiene, dust, smoke, polluted atmosphere. Tk care.
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Hello Dr. I would like to relactate my baby who is now 7 months. Since, 2 1/2 months I stopped breast feeding. Even if he does not want to latch again, I would be very glad if I could give him breast milk during feeds. I really want to breast feed again. It's my third baby. Due to lack of information I quit breast feeding very early. My milk has dried up, but I'm trying to pump, using spectra s1 double electric pump, to bring my supply back. But, still nothing. Not even a drop. Hope you can help me!

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hello Dr. I would like to relactate my baby who is now 7 months.
Since, 2 1/2 months I stopped breast feeding. Even i...
herbs: fenugreek, blessed thistle, and ordinary oatmeal can all be helpful in increasing supply - drugs: as a last resort, Reglan and Domperidone are prescription drugs which are sometimes used off-label to increase milk supply. Both have additional side-effects and are not right for every mom, so speak to your healthcare provider before taking either one.
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Can give nor metrogyl suspension for 4 month baby? Because of diarrhea (loose motion) otherwise please tell the other medicine.

BHMS, PGDPC
Homeopath, Nashik
Can give nor metrogyl suspension for 4 month baby? Because of diarrhea (loose motion) otherwise please tell the other...
No, instead of that you can give him homeopathic medicine for best results. 1.Nux vomica 200. 4 pills three times a day for 3 days see the results and contact me for follow up. Thanks Give feedback.
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