Obesity in children is increasingly becoming a serious medical problem today, owing to the changing lifestyle and eating patterns persistent in society. As many as 15% children (aged 6 to 11 years) and adolescents (aged 12 to 17 years) are obese and the numbers are only increasing with time.
The two major problems for parents in this regard are detecting obesity in their kids and managing the same. If a child's weight is 20% higher than the normal range for his/her height, then it can be termed as obesity. As far as the management of obesity in children is concerned, it is truly a challenge for parents. Homeopathic medicines used in the treatment of obesity have been scientifically proved to speed up metabolism and burn calories faster. Besides this, we have outlined some key points for parents to manage obesity in their children:
Adherence to these changes in diet and lifestyle, combined with constitutional homeopathic treatment, can surely go a long way in successfully treating obesity in children.
Article by Dr Mukesh Batra
L.C.E.H., F.H.M.A. (U.K.), F.R.S.H. (Med) P.(Lon), M.D.H. (U.S.A.), F.B.I.H.(U.K.)