Twigging childhood obesity: Is your child strityuggling with obes?
The problem many people don’t want to associate with is being obese. Women are concern of their body size for various reasons including being able to fit in their designer dresses. Men equally have their reason including being able to play around with their young children at home. All these and many more are genuine concerns we have. But for the purpose of this article, we want to focus on the twigging childhood obesity. That is to say, how best do we understand childhood obesity and what can we do about it. To help us unlock these issues, we spoke to doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center. In her over two decades of working experience with obese people, doctor Akoury acknowledges that there are very many way through which one can first tell if a child is overweight or obese and then steps they can take to help. The following are some of the indicators that your child is obese or overweight.
Twigging childhood obesity: How can I tell if my child is obese or overweight?
Before we get to this, let me correct an illusion. It must be noted that, it is not true that just by mare observing the size of your child size is conclusive enough to suggest that a child is overweight or obese. That is a myth which is misleading. Twigging childhood obesity involves a periodic processional checkups done by experts in weight related matters. We may not know what you are going through, but one thing we do know is that when you visit us at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, our team of experts will help you establish the true status of your child and if found obese or overweight, then the next line of action is to professionally go through certain natural and friendly treatment approach to help your child regain his/her healthy weight back. There are different measurements a doctor may take to tell whether your child is overweight. Like for example:
Weight and height – can be compared and plotted on a growth chart.
Skinfold thickness – measured at the triceps (back of the upper arm) with a caliper that pinches the skin and fat together will be higher than expected in an overweight child.
The best measurement to take is body mass index (BMI). It is fairly complicated to calculate and understand. The percentile may be different depending on gender but all the same, it is important noting that a BMI above 85 percentile for children is at risk of overweight while that above 95 is not at risk but is overweight or obese. When this is has been established, corrective measures needs to be taken immediately and if there is anything you cannot do on your own at home, waste no time and schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury for professional touch.