Cholesterol And Triglycerides In 9 Year Olds Are High?
Evening doc. R n My son is 9 years and 9 months old. Weight 44kg. Fasting blood check results show cholesterol 207 and triglycerides 394. Are these conditions dangerous for my child’s health? What is a good diet for lowering cholesterol and triglycerides for my child? R nThank you
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At the age of 9 years, the normal body weight for boys can range from 26 to 32 kg. However, in determining whether a child is fat or not, complete information is also needed regarding their height. According to the WHO growth curve, at the age of 9 years and 9 months, children are said to be obese if their body mass index exceeds 21 (BMI = body weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters).
There are several factors that can trigger obesity and hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol) in children, including:
Unhealthy lifestyle, namely consuming too much food with high levels of saturated fat and sugar, often consuming fast food and soft drinks, rarely moving around, playing too often on Genetic (hereditary) Psychological gadgets, for example due to stress that is wreaked out by overeating, and so This condition needs special attention because it has the risk of making children experience various health problems, ranging from high blood pressure, diabetes, respiratory problems (such as shortness of breath), sleep disorders, fatty liver, depression, and even decreased self-confidence due to being bullied by their playmates. .
Therefore, try to get your child checked directly to the doctor so that they monitor their nutritional status in more depth. The doctor will also later recommend the diet and handling that needs to be done.
In the meantime, you can first do the following tips:
Give children moderate but regular meals 3 times a day. Limit foods high in sugar and cholesterol. Increase in feeding children fresh vegetables and fruits. If the child is hungry, give him healthy snacks, for example juice or cut fruit. Preservative food Give the child more to drink Encourage the child to be active and exercise Avoid giving gadgets before the child turns 13 Teach children to exercise according to their abilities Hope it helps, yes ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah