Is Your kid Suffering from Childhood Obesity? Look for these Signs to Know.

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Cheese, pizza, burger, chips and cookies. All sort of junks are making kids crazy for them, but not just that, they are even getting fat. These little things can cause obesity in children. What’s the matter? Why can’t they be stopped eating the junk food. Well, well, we know you all have tried and failed. Helpless, pizza and stuff are too tasty to not give a look. This issue seem to be light, but is not as it is ranked in kids as one of the major and growing health issue, according to The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP).

Are your kids obese too? Know about it before it’s late.
Here are some symptoms, listed for your help.

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Body Mass Index

BMI also known as body mass index is known to be scientific tool to detect the level of obesity in kids. It is the ratio of height and weight and is used by Pediatricians as a general parameter of health measurement all over the world. The BMI tables comes in the form of charts and graphs which can easily be found on the CDCP websites and also you can find them on the files you get when you visit clinic for your kids.
It is calculated by dividing the height in meters by square of weight in Kgs. And thus comes the unit of BMI. In kids BMI above 30 is taken overweight or as class 1 obesity. Above 40 BMI is said as class 2 obesity and above 40 is 3 rd class.

Genetic Predisposition

The tendency to be obese is influenced by a very important factor known as genetic factor. It is one of the rising issue for kids obesity cause. A kid with obese mother or father is likely to be obese himself due to the genetic relevance in the DNA structure. It is a major challenge to control a kids obesity with obese parents but then it’s not impossible. It can be controlled with a controlled lifestyle.

Lack Of Sound Sleep

Major body and brain process takes place when your kid is sleeping. So parents should take extra care of the sleep of their kids. They must ensure that the kid is taking adequate amount of sleep everyday as doctors have linked obesity to a disturbed sleeping cycle. As per experts the sleep requirement age wise is:

  • 11 to 14 hours for the age group 1 to 2 years.
  • 10 to 13 hours for the age group 3 to 5 years.
  • 9 to 11 hours for the age group 6 to 13 years.
  • 8 to 10 hours for the age group 14 to 17 years.

Chronic Inflammation Process

Recent study of medical and science has investigated to find that the chronic inflammation leads to liver, cradio and other organ disease and the onset of this inflammation is due to arteries narrowing which could be due to obesity as obesity in kids starts the deposition of plaque in the arteries which results in it’s narrowing reducing the oxygen supply to the body and it’s parts such as tissues and organs. So one should take their kids for such checkups to avoid any awful situation.

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Rapid Weight Gain Syndrome

Rapid weight gain in kids can be the reason of the onset of obesity in kids. It is gaining weight more than normal in a short period of time. One can make this out from the chart of height and weight of their kid. Here, if the weight increased is higher than what is suggested according the chart then it’s the alarming situation and you should take care of the diet of your kid. There could be many reason, find the one for your kid and help him get better.

So here we were discussing upon the things leading to obesity in children. Guess you all after this going to take your kids for a check up. What are you waiting for, go before it’s late!

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