Childhood Obesity Overview
Causes: Diet, lack of exercise, stress, and hormones or genetics can all contribute to childhood obesity. Read more.
Symptoms: Weight at least 20% more than the normal for that age is the obvious symptom of obesity in children. Read more.
Diagnosis: Calculating body mass index (BMI), evaluating family history of obesity, child’s eating habits and activity levels are all the part of diagnosis. Additionally, some medical tests might be suggested. Read more.
Treatment approach at Dr Batra’sTM:
Step 1: First Consultation – Our pediatricians will spend 30-45 minutes with you and your child to understand the exact cause of obesity. We also take into account your child’s medical history, genetics and lifestyle. Depending on all these factors, our doctors suggest customized homeopathic treatment that will help your child achieve normal weight for his/her age.
Step 2: Medical Diagnosis – Our doctors calculate the child's body mass index (BMI) and determine where it falls on the BMI-for-age growth chart. After evaluating certain causes that may cause obesity in children, our doctors may also suggest some blood tests if they suspect any hormonal disorders. They may also advice test for medical issues that can be caused as a result of childhood obesity, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.
Step 3: Personalized Treatment - Natural homeopathic medicines are suggested that will help your child achieve normal weight.
Step 4: Advice on nutrition – Our doctors also consult you on right nutrition that you can provide your child, which will help us achieve better treatment results. Read more.