If your child has difficulty with weight management, they may benefit from weight loss counseling and treatment at Sugar Land Pediatrics in Missouri City, Texas. Board-certified pediatrician Senait Adebo MD, FAAP, offers personalized weight loss plans that help your child lose weight and maintain long-term healthy habits. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about weight loss.
Carrying excessive weight can have a dramatic impact on your child’s overall health and well-being. While you may not be able to see the damage sometimes, being obese or overweight puts stress on virtually every system in their entire body.
By shedding extra pounds, it can prevent chronic disease from developing or progressing into a more serious condition. However, the key to successful weight loss is to maintain healthy habits.
The significant weight makes your child more likely to develop chronic health issues (compared to children who maintain a healthy lifestyle). They have a higher risk of developing:
At Sugar Land Pediatrics, Dr. Adebo can help your child overcome poor exercise and diet habits that lead to weight gain. Through empathetic counseling, your child will receive the support of a trusted provider to guide them through the weight loss process.
As a parent, you can also receive wellness advice for helping your child with weight loss, including nutritional and exercise counseling that helps support their health at home.
When you come in with weight loss concerns, Dr. Adebo discusses your areas of concern with you and your child. She may perform a physical exam or order other lab tests to gain more information about your child’s health.
There may be several causes that affect your child’s ability to lose weight or maintain weight loss, and Dr. Adebo can help you determine the factors that hold your child back from making healthy lifestyle changes.
During a weight loss counseling appointment, she can answer any questions you or your child may have about their health. She then works together with you and your child to create a sustainable plan for effective weight loss.
Your child’s weight loss plan may include the following:
Prescription medication or supplements may play an important role in your child’s weight loss plan. They can make a big difference by supporting overall well-being, reducing appetite, and controlling cravings.
If your child needs help with weight loss, call Sugar Land Pediatrics or schedule an appointment online today.