Puyallup, WA (PRWEB) February 22, 2012
Obesity is a growing nationwide problem that can lead to more serious medical conditions as children get older. It is, however, not classified as a disease since its causes can be known and arise from a specific pattern of behavior. Despite genetic predispositions, factors that contribute to unhealthy weight gain can be largely controlled. Evergreen Children's Clinic, a Puyallup pediatrician, wants to help by laying out three different factors to consider and how to help.
1. Assess the Child
Through careful and consistent height and weight measurements, pediatricians can use the Body Mass Index (BMI) to assess the overall health of the child.
Determining nutritional habits is an important indicator for what course of action the pediatrician may recommend.
3. Psychological Factors
- Stress at home or in school may also be affecting the child’s eating and activity patterns. Improving nutrition and exercise takes a carefully coordinated pediatric staff that works together with the family to treat the cause instead of the symptoms.
- Pediatricians can reveal crucial details concerning the factors contributing to unhealthy practices by learning as much as they can about a family’s background,.
Ask Your Pediatrician
Consider these factors when concerns about a child’s weight, visiting your local pediatric clinic is important to keeping children in the community healthy.
Evergreen Children’s Clinic is a full service pediatrician providing children with the most up-to-date and family-friendly medical care. They are committed to helping families locate the best information available about children's health, well-being, preventative care, safety and parenting.