What Are The Real Causes of Child & Teen Obesity Rates to Soar In Singapore?
Child obesity know as pediatric adiposis or pediatric obesity. Child/teen obesity spreading across the globe, more and more young kids have the problem of obesity, because of the popularity of fast food. The culture of fast food attracts the kids all the time. The food there is full of high calories which is easy to becomes fat, this will lead to disorder development of a child.
To stay away from fast food is the key to be fit. In Singapore it stands at 12 percent and prevalence increase of 0.7 percentage point yearly of obesity and overweight among school going children.
The reasons for a child obesity are complex. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors.
Only in rare cases is being overweight caused by a medical condition such as a hormonal problem. A physical exam and some blood tests can rule out the possibility of a medical condition as the cause for obesity.
State The Long-Term Effects of Child & Teen Obesity If Nothing Has Been Done Enough.
Children have fewer weight-related health and medical problems than adults. However, overweight children are at high risk of becoming overweight adolescents into an adults, placing them at risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke and diabetes later in life.
They are also prone to develop stress, sadness, and low self-esteem.
Obesity increases problems like heat rash and dermatitis which is the inflammation of the skin. The main concerns associated with obesity revolve around health and social consequences.
A common consequence that occurs in the short-term period affects the child’s social and psychological well-being. Children with obese are normally discriminated against in school, which normally fosters deterioration in self-esteem.
Consequently, the child develops a poor body image, which contributes to the development of eating disorders later in the child’s life.
A short-term period obesity can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. An estimated two-thirds of school aged children with obese are likely to have at least a factor associated with the cardiovascular disease such as increased blood lipids, high blood pressure and increase insulin level. Other short-term medical conditions include increased risk of developing asthma, joint problems and fatty liver.
In the long-term obesity will cause early puberty especially in girls at the age of ten. Further obesity will increase cases of illness in individuals and contribute to poor social-economic outcomes of individuals.
State A Few Recommendations Including Acupuncture Treatment to Help Child & Teen to Eat Healthy And Fight Obesity.
A child total diet and activity level play an important role in determining a child’s weight. However, the most effective treatment program involves dietary and behavioural changes.
In TCM the belief is that excessive weight gains are caused mainly by an imbalance in the body due to malfunction of the spleen and liver organ system.
In TCM acupuncture treatment apart from boosting metabolism and balancing body system of Qi and blood promote circulation. Systems like abdomen bloating, water retention, lethargy, loose stools are prone to hyperlipidaemia.
In term of emotional factors such as stress, mood swing etc, that need to balance the three organs such as liver, spleen and kidney. The acupuncture practitioners will zero in on these 3 meridians of the acupuncture points.
Encourage healthy eating habit for child obesity, provide plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole-grain products include low fat or non-fat milk or dairy products. Choose lean meat, poultry, fish, lentils and beans for protein.
Serve reasonably sized portions. Limit sugar-sweetened beverages and limit consumption of saturated fat.