Weight Growth In Children?

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Hello doctor, I want to ask. R nIf you are already from a baby to a toddler and then you are already full, can’t you be thin?

1 Answer:

Hi Emill,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Posture, including a person's fat or thinness, is influenced by various factors, ranging from genetics, nutritional intake, activity and exercise, psychological conditions, and a history of illness.

A person will tend to have a body that is fatter (full) if born to parents who are also overweight, consume lots of high calorie foods, rarely exercise, or have certain illnesses, such as kidney problems, heart problems, and so on. Meanwhile, the bodies of older people who are thin, inadequate nutritional intake, stress, or also suffer from diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, chronic infections, cancer, and other ailments will tend to have a thinner body posture.

Not always a child who is born fat will continue to stay fat until adulthood, and vice versa. However, based on research, babies and children who are overweight or obese (body weight more than normal) will be more at risk of being overweight and obese when they are adults. This is certainly not good because it can increase the risk of sufferers to experience diseases, such as hypertension, stroke, heart attack, and so on. In addition, other factors can also increase a person's risk of being overweight and obese as an adult, including:

Genetic factors Lifestyle Inactivity Unhealthy eating patterns, for example consuming foods high in excessive calories, rarely consuming vegetables and fruit, consuming lots of fast food Have certain diseases, such as Cushing syndrome Side effects of drugs, such as steroids, anti-diabetes, anti-depressants, birth control problems socioeconomic Lack of sleep, etc. For this reason, it is important for every parent to monitor their child's growth regularly. You can do this measurement at the nearest health facility, such as a posyandu, puskesmas, or a doctor. That way, the risk of growth disorders, including children who are too thin or too fat can be detected early on and given proper treatment.

That's all for our explanation. For more details, please consult directly with a nutritionist.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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