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Childhood Obesity Treatment at Goa and Kerala with Rejuvenating Holiday

Childhood obesity treatment at Goa and Kerala with rejuvenating holiday is done at low cost without compromising the quality of the treatment which is beneficial for abroad patients. India is becoming a prime destination for medical tourism cost of the treatment here in India is very low and the quality of treatment is much better in comparison with that in U.S. and U.K. with efficient results. You can have your child’s treatment and have a rejuvenating holiday at preferred location. Goa and Kerala is already world famous as a tourist destination but now its gaining a repute as a medical tourism destination as patients can relax post treatment and can turn their medical tour into a holiday tour. Many international patients come to India for Childhood obesity treatment at Goa and Kerala at low cost as the surgeons who perform joint surgery are skilled super specialist and have many years of experience.

What is Childhood Obesity?

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Childhood obesity can also lead to poor self-esteem and depression. Obesity in kids has reached epidemic levels. Experts estimate that 15% of kids are overweight and another 15% are at risk of becoming overweight. And two thirds of these overweight kids will become overweight adults.

What causes Childhood Obesity?

Childhood obesity occurs when an infant or child takes in more calories than the body can use. Obesity can have many causes, ranging from diet and lifestyle to, in rare cases, hormonal disorders. Causes include overfeeding; providing only high calorie beverages to satisfy thirst; using food to solve problems, relieve stress, or as a reward; and not providing enough opportunities for exercise. Studies have also shown that children who struggle over food when young tend to have more weight problems when they are older. Other factors that contribute to obesity include a family history of obesity, abnormal eating patterns such as binge eating, and the use of corticosterioid drugs.

Childhood Obesity Treatment

Treatment for childhood obesity is based on your child's age and if he or she has other medical conditions. Treatment usually includes changes in your child's diet and level of physical activity. In certain circumstances, treatment may include medications or weight-loss surgery.

Medications

Two prescription weight-loss drugs are available for adolescents: sibutramine (Meridia) and orlistat (Xenical). Sibutramine, which is approved for adolescents older than 16, alters the brain's chemistry to make the body feel fuller more quickly. Orlistat, which is approved for adolescents older than 12, prevents the absorption of fat in the intestines.

Weight-loss surgery

Weight-loss surgery can be a safe and effective option for some severely obese adolescents who have been unable to lose weight using conventional weight-loss methods. However, as with any type of surgery, there are potential risks and long-term complications. Also, the long-term effects of weight-loss surgery on a child's future growth and development are largely unknown.

Weight-loss surgery in adolescents is uncommon. But your doctor may recommend this surgery if your child's weight poses a greater health threat than do the potential risks of surgery. It is important that a child being considered for weight-loss surgery meet with a team of pediatric specialists, including a pediatric endocrinologist.

Even so, surgery isn't the easy answer for weight loss. It doesn't guarantee that your child loses all of his or her excess weight or that your child keeps it off long term. It also doesn't replace the need for following a healthy diet and regular physical activity program.

Self-care tips

You can help your child avoid obesity by providing the right kinds of foods in the right amounts. If you're not sure of the guidelines for a healthy diet, ask your doctor. He or she can give you nutritional information that is appropriate for your child's age. Also keep in mind that chubbiness is normal at certain ages, and that many children gain weight when going through a normal growth spurt. Never change your child's diet to promote weight loss without consulting with your doctor.

Why Goa and Kerala?

Childhood obesity treatment at Goa and Kerala is preferred by many international patients who look for low cost treatment abroad with better results. Indian medical tourism is dedicated to provide the best services to its international patients as it understand that they deserve it. Hospitals in Kerala and Goa are world class and equipped with the latest technical gadgets and have expert surgeons and medical staff. Surgeons in Goa and Kerala are trained in countries like Japan, U.S and know how to deal with international patients.

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