“A lot will become clear!”: therapist Baranova named tests that need to be taken if a child is getting fat

Therapist and dermatologist Irina Baranova named 6 tests that need to be taken if a child has begun to gain excess weight. The number of children with obesity is growing.

Coprogram. It is necessary to assess the state of enzyme systems.

— A lot will become clear! And the functionality of the gallbladder, and the pancreas, and the secretion of hydrochloric acid. Cheap, and very informative analysis, — the doctor noted in her blog.

Glucose. Will help to identify type 2 diabetes, which, according to the doctor, “is not uncommon in modern children and adolescents.”

Insulin. High insulin levels cause fat to grow. This usually happens due to frequent snacks.

Glycated hemoglobin shows the level of carbohydrate metabolism over the past 3-4 months.

Fructosamine allows you to evaluate carbohydrate metabolism over 2-3 weeks.

A complete blood countwill show anemia and general signs of inflammation.

Childhood obesity is a medical condition in which a child has excess accumulation of fat in the body, which negatively affects his health. It is caused by various factors:

  • poor nutrition,
  • lack of physical activity,
  • genetic predispositions. 

Childhood obesity can lead to a variety of health problems, such as an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, joint problems, and psychological problems.

Determining whether a child is overweight depends on several factors, including age, height, gender and general physical constitution. Body mass index (BMI) is used to estimate weight. BMI is calculated by dividing weight (in kilograms) by the square of height (in meters). 

It is important to remember that BMI is not a perfect indicator of health and may have limitations, especially in children who are still developing physically. For an accurate assessment of the child’s weight and health, it is recommended to consult a pediatrician.

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Important< span style="color:#fc272d;">! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Irina Baranova Irina Baranova Medicine General practitioner, dermatologist