Thereare a number of disorders that affect children at their adolescentage. A good example is obesity. Obesity is a condition that can besaid to be a psychosocial or development and growth. The condition iscaused by the kind of lifestyle we lead and mostly the type of foodwe prefer taking.in this paper we shall discuss the epidemiology ofthe issue,protocals that are appropriate diagnosis ,management, andthe follow up care of the people affect by the issue. The papershall also discuss how the culture might play a role to impact thecare of the patients.
Keywords:psychological issues, developmentment factors, pediatric obesity.
Pediatricobesity is one of the major health problems were are having today.Literature and research has shown that that a good number ofdevelopmental, maternal, family and child factors are connected tothe origin of pediatric obesity. The food habits of the family andthe developmental lifestyle of a child in the early stages, theparenting methods, harmony and the family relationships are some ofthe contributing factors towards the development and growth of achild. Dannenberg,A. J., & Berger, N. A. (2013).
Obesityhas proven itself to be an important health issue, one that cannot beignored anymore. Obesity has for the past few years increased in itsprevalence all across the glode.The condition is largely experiencedin the developed countries though also the developing countries hassome notable figure of people with obesity. The problem of obesitymostly to the adolescent age will soon turn out to be an epidemic.Akabas, S. R., Lederman, S. A., & Moore, B. J. (2012).
Inany condition that has the potential to be life-threatening, thereare always some psychological impact associated to it.When the careregime becomes complicated, the impact will intern become greater dueto the financial constraints. External influence and also somemisunderstandings also occur due to the needs imposed by thecondition itself.
Thediagnosis, management, and follow-up care of obesity.
Thebest way to help a person with obesity is by communication.it isthrough communication that a paediatrician and the parent will get todiscuss the best and possible ways of keeping the body mass index ofthe child at levels that will not result to obesity. The other way ofhelping those living with obesity is by effective treatment. Thepaediatricians have a huge role to play in considering thesocioeconomic and cultural background of the families. McCullough, M.B. (2013).Digging deep into the family helps to come up with a menuof options that are realistic so that the family are in a position toknow what exactly will work out best for them. The family and thechild should also be willing to change their life style in order forthem to recover from obesity, Bray,G. A. (2011). Advice and treatment with no willingness and desire tochange for the better will never help. Everyone has to admit theyhave a role to play towards the recovery of their members withobesity. Moreno,(2011).
Theimpact of culture to the obesity patients.
Obesityis a lifestyle disease. The main cause of the condition is the foodand the life style we lead. The people with the condition are mostlyfrom the wealthy families who can easily afford any kind of food thatthey wish .if a family has such a culture it is very lively that thechildren in that family by the time they reach adolescent they willbe obess, and it is the case in most of the families. Junk food andother meals full of cholesterols greatly increases the possibilitiesof someone being obsess. Brewis,A. A. (2011).
Everyonedesires to have a healthy life. This can be achieved if we aremindful of our lifestyles and more so the food we eat. Obesity iseasy to prevent and control if we feed healthily. Healthy livingsaves us the agony of medical check-ups every now and then.
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