Obesity in children due to corona homeopathy

Weight gain by ten to fifteen kg

Mumbai: Due to the restrictions of the Corona period, on the one hand, malnutrition is on the rise, while on the other hand, obesity is on the rise among children who are constantly kept at home. Obesity can be dangerous if the incidence of corona infection in children increases in a potential third wave, experts say.

“Obesity has increased by almost 30 per cent in urban children due to fear of infection and restrictions. Obesity is further exacerbated by the fact that children are less physically active and eat regularly. Many children are being examined in the outpatient department this year due to the rainy season. It is seen that the weight of these children has suddenly increased in a year and a half ‘, said Dr. Vijay Yeolale said.

‘For a year and a half, restrictions on everything from school to play have slowed down the natural movement of children. Increased consumption of junk food or outside foods. Also, since the child is eating while sitting in front of a mobile, television set, the child cannot even guess how much we eat. Due to all these factors, obesity is increasing in children. In one and a half years, the weight of children has increased by about 10 to 15 kg ‘, said pediatrician Dr. Sandeep Kelkar said.

Obesity also due to mental stress

Obesity mainly affects children between the ages of 8 and 14. Depression and restlessness have also increased among the children due to the confined environment in the house and as a result some of the children have become accustomed to eating constantly. Mentioned by Suhas Prabhu.

Awareness needs among parents

Parents are complaining that some children are suffering from joint pain due to weight gain. Such children, especially girls, show some changes in hormones, so if your child is gaining more weight than he needs, parents need to pay attention in time. Underlined by Kelkar.

Home diet is important

It is important to pay special attention to diet in obese children. Children should be given simple home-cooked meals like poli-bhaji, varan-bhat. Eat nutritious and nutritious food instead of restricting it. Older children should not eat anything for at least four to five hours between two meals. Flour foods should be avoided completely, advises dietitian Dr. Contributed by Shilpa Joshi.

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