Overcoming The Weight Of Children Aged 5 Years Reaching 35 Kg?

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Hello, I have a question. I have a 5-year-old nephew and his weight is 35kg. And every day he eats rice 3x, not to mention eating snacks and drinking milk.

1 Answer:

Hi Rebekah,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Judging from the WHO growth curve, at the age of 5 years, the normal weight of boys ranges from 14 to 24 kg, while girls ranges from 14 to 25 kg. Your nephew's weight of 35 kg is classified as excessive.

Improper diet can indeed be one of the most common triggers of obesity in children. In general, children who are too fat are used to eating large portions and contain excessive calories. In addition, the habit of consuming excessive snacks, fast food, canned drinks, and foods with high levels of saturated fat and sugar can also cause children to be too fat.

In addition to diet, the following factors also increase a child's risk of obesity:

Genetics (inherited, hereditary)
Activities, for example due to sitting too much, struggling with gadgets, rarely doing outdoor activities
Stress, generally experienced by children who are older, causes children to vent their psychological pressure by eating and eating
Other diseases suffered, such as thyroid gland disorders, hormonal disorders, and so on.

This condition needs special attention for parents and relatives in particular. Overweight and obesity in children can trigger various diseases, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, shortness of breath, sleep disorders, fatty liver, bone disorders, to psychological problems, such as decreased self-confidence to depression, for example due to being bullied by colleagues. companionship.

We recommend that you advise your nephew's parents to take their child to a pediatrician or nutritionist to be evaluated for other factors that trigger obesity. Furthermore, appropriate treatment patterns can be planned, including modification of diet and activities according to the child's condition, of course taking into account other health aspects, such as height and history of illness.

What needs to be done now is:

Teach children healthy eating patterns

Get used to eating regularly 3 times a day with moderate portions
As much as possible limit the provision of instant food or snacks
Adjust the number of calories in food, adjust to the body posture and activities that the child does
Teach children to be more fond of consuming vegetables and fruits
Avoid giving food as a gift

Invite children to be active and active, play more outdoors, limit the use of gadgets, train children to explore their own bodies
Include children to exercise together
Give your child time to get enough sleep, at the age of 5, normally a child will sleep 10 to 12 hours per day

Last but not least, do all the steps above slowly and consistently. Changing lifestyle can not be done instantly, but requires patience. Therefore, it takes the role of all parties, not only parents, but also relatives who often have close contact with children in order to prevent unwanted complications.

Assisting children with obesity

The risk of children with obesity

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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