Are You thinking of Bariatric Surgery?
- 6 Months ago
Obesity has become a serious health problem in children. The reasons are several, one such important being, hereditary. If one of the parents happens to be obese, then there is a 50% chance that the child may be obese too. The chance doubles to a 100% if both the parents are obese. However, one's lifestyle, eating habits and environment are also strong factors that decide childhood obesity.
This has many health problems associated with it. In children, obesity can result in psychosocial problems that can affect the child to an extent that it changes the child's behavior. The problem of obesity can cause him embarrassment and criticism from his peers. This can affect his involvement in sports and physical activity. He begins to think of himself as being unfit and this can affect his self image, confidence, self esteem and his overall performance in school. An obese child has an increased risk to develop heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, gout and arthritis in the future. Is it worth it?