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Pediatric Obesity Clinic

It is often said that too little, or too much of anything is dangerous.
While underweight children have a serious health problems, the same is true of overweight infants too. To monitor and rectify childhood obesity, Ankura Women and Children’s Hospital has well-equipped pediatric obesity clinics.
Pediatric obesity is a medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Pediatric obesity occurs when a child weighs much above the normal weight for his or her age and height. In earlier days, an overweight baby wasn’t seen as alarming, and considered a sign of good health. However, in the last few decades, the medical profession and community has woken up to the reality of childhood obesity.
Childhood obesity is troubling because it often leads children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It can also lead to problems like low self-esteem and lack of confidence.
The best method to deal with pediatric obesity is to work on improving the diet, exercise and overall lifestyle habits of the entire family. A child’s health is the reflection of the lifestyle habits of the entire family, and it is up to us to make sure that our little ones are hale and hearty. This involves counseling with the entire family and suggesting diet and lifestyle changes.
Most often, it is our dietary choices that might reflect on our little ones. At times, the doctors also suggest exercise to lead a better life. In some cases, the obesity is caused due to genetic reasons, when the family members already have weight problems. This requires further effort and resolution on behalf of the parents to rectify. It is especially important to inculcate healthy eating habits in children, because we live in the age of processed and fast foods. If healthy eating habits are not internalized in your children, it is very easy to fall trap into the big, colourful world of burgers and sandwiches that we see around us in every city.
Pediatric obesity clinics are run by paediatricians, dieticians and child food specialists, who have been specially trained to deal with the diet and health options for your little ones. They weigh your child, run rudimentary tests, and also have a session with the parents, enquiring about the existing food and exercise habits that run in the family.
Ankura Women and Children’s Hospital has a team of well experienced paediatricians and dieticians who are well equipped to customize your diet and lifestyle according to your needs, priorities, area of residence and professional choices.
We believe that a good diet and proper exercise are the hallmark of a healthy lifestyle. And a family leading a healthy life around the baby is the best possible gift that you can give to your little one. A toy, a book, or a new dress might one day become old.
But a healthy life is a gift that keeps on giving, lending your child a long and fulfilling life.