Obesity and overweight indicates that a person’s weight is considerably more than what is regarded as healthy for his or her height. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat effects the child’s health or well being. Growth in size, among children is dependent in several hormones and nutrition.
Diagnosis of Child Obesity
Usually the child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to diagnose child obesity. BMI is calculated using the ratio of weight to height.
The typical symptoms of Childhood obesity
Emotional or psychological problems indication.
Low self esteem.
Feeling sad, bored, nervous and depressed.
Causes of Obesity in Childhood
Childhood obesity can be caused by several factors often acting in combination.
Energy loaded cheap and convenience food.
Stored up unused energy.
Lack of outdoor play time activity.
Genetic, inherited or acquired disability and environmental factors. Obese kids have occasionally been found to be suffering from hypothyroid complications.
Consumption of unhealthy food.
Complications of Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity can lead to life threatening conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and other cardio vascular disorders, insomnia, liver disease, cancer, early puberty, eating disorders (anorexia and Bulimia), skin infection, asthma and other respiratory problems.
Obesity during adolescence has been found to increase mortality rate during adulthood.
Psychological disorder (poor self esteem, anxiety, depression).
Remedy and care for child obesity
Complete change of life style.
Consumption of nutritious food.
Practice daily yoga/meditation.
Regular physical activity and mental engagement.
Support, care and guidance from parents and teachers.
Sufficient sleep and diversion.