Poor Weight Gain Overview
Most children steadily gain weight and grow quickly within the first few years of life. However, in some cases, kids do not grow as expected, which means they do not gain weight considered normal for their age. Often, these kids also have poor linear growth (height).
Many factors can cause poor weight gain, including certain illnesses, inadequate food intake, food intolerance and eating disorders. Eating disorders are today a great concern for kids aged 8-12 years. For example, in times where something as unhealthy as ‘size zero’ is trending, we often come across kids competing with each other and feeling proud about how much less they eat and still do not feel hungry the whole day. As parents, understand that this is a beginning of an eating disorder, which can interfere in your child’s healthy growth, and can also cause trouble at puberty, delayed sexual development, poor memory, anemia, weak bones, and can also cause difficulty in concentration.
It is therefore important to find the cause of poor weight gain in children and treat it before it leads to further complications. Our doctors find the root cause of poor weight gain in children and suggest natural homeopathic medicines that help them achieve normal weight.
Causes: Inadequate food intake, inability to absorb and retain nutrients, food intolerance, medical or eating disorders, psychological and behavioural problems are some of the causes of poor weight gain. Read more.
Symptoms: The child’s weight is stagnant for more than three months, child is easily fatigued, sometimes experiencing fainting spells and dizziness are some of the symptoms of poor weight gain. Read more.
Diagnosis: At Dr Batra’s™, we conduct a detailed clinical assessment of the child’s physical and mental growth. Several parameters are considered before we design a customised treatment plan for your child. 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 poor weight gain. 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 – We conduct a detailed clinical assessment of the child’s physical and mental growth. Several parameters are considered before we design a customised treatment plan for your child. After evaluating certain causes that may have caused poor weight gain in children, our doctors may also suggest certain blood test and scans (i.e., X-ray or USG), if needed.
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.