Obesity is easy to diagnose but very difficult to treat. Consult your doctor or pediatrician for thorough medical evaluation. If necessary your doctor will advise blood tests and other tests to rule out medical cause of obesity. If there is no medical cause of obesity you will need to reduce your child’s calorie intake and encourage physical activity. Besides this you have to motivate your child as well to lose weight as this is needed to have lasting effect on weight.
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Obesity is increasing steadily in children in India. Avoid thinking that an obese child is healthy. Obesity is associated with many problems. Encourage healthy eating habits and regular exercise in childhood as habits developed in childhood usually last for life.
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