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Overweight and obesity is not restricted to adults; it had clawed children and adolescence also. The current trend suggests that obesity among young children (Pre School) is stagnating, but the number of adolescents affected by obesity increases. The buildup of fat is occurring mostly in the stomach region, making them prone to cardiovascular disease. Treating obesity in adults, particularly in children, is a daunting task. Health care personals should take a proactive approach to prevent obesity in children, and then wait for the situation to be critical. Obesity leads to many other complications and comorbidities.
In the domain of child healthcare, pediatric obesity is the greatest challenge. In 2006 the obesity rate was 17% in the US; if the current trend pertains, it will increase by 10%. Though the factors for obesity are multifaceted, the chief factors are fast food and children’s restricted body movements. The evidence shows insulin resistance can be the cause and effect of childhood obesity. Other factors for obesity are; geography, race, food habits, and lower access to proper healthcare. The child and the concerned family is the epicenter of a successful implementation of a preventive measure for obesity. Behavioral and lifestyle change is the stepping stone to treat and prevent childhood obesity.
According to a study conducted by PubMed Central in 2014, breastfeeding is closely associated with a lower risk of childhood obesity. The American Academy of Pediatrics explains toddlers do not require a massive amount of calorie intake. Roughly 40 calories are necessary for one-inch growth during the age of 1 to 3.Creating healthy food habits like taking different types of fruits, vegetables, and proteins keep him physiologically, physically fit. Imitating is the first step of learning. The family’s eating habits influence the child profoundly, and the child is likely to follow it in adulthood. Overeating, when one is not hungry, leads to storing up fat resulting in obesity. Encourage him to eat, when only when he feels hungry, and to chew slowly for better digestion. Who recommends every child and adolescent must indulge in physical activity at least for an hour daily.
Cetilistat is used to treat obesity, particularly for patients who have type 2 diabetes, and dyslipidemia. This medicine should be accompanied by low-fat content food, exercise to get the best possible result. This drug is not recommended for pregnant women or mothers breastfeeding her child. This medicine is also not recommended for patients, having a history of allergy to Cetilistat. Take the prescribed dosage within an hour of your meal, and never double the dose if you have missed one. You should take this medicine only after consulting a doctor.