Children's Health Center
Weight stigma is suffered mostly by the children and leads to a great impact in their adolescents. Various studies depict that the children with excess weight, who are stigmatized for their weight, are more at a risk, to suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and poor body image. A much-unexpected source of weight stigma are the parents. Parents should also talk carefully with the kids about their weight. Using words ‘fat’ or ‘obese’ can be avoided and instead neutral term like ‘weight’ can be used.
Approximately 5% of children in the US have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). More than half of these children carry the symptoms over to their adulthood as per the American Psychiatric Association. These are just the numbers that indicate the children who have been diagnosed; however, the scary thing is that a large number of these children remain undiagnosed even in their adulthood. Here are 14 ADHD symptoms that can help you figure out whether your child is suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or not.
The answer to this question is yes, a child with bronchitis can spread the infection to other children. This is the case with acute forms of bronchitis which is normally caused by a viral infection. The virus that has caused the child bronchitis may spread to other children by droplets of sputum or coughing.
There are many causes related to a child becoming overweight or obese. The first and the foremost cause is the sedentary lifestyle. With new innovative technology where children and addicted to video games, Internet, and television, there is little room left for them to do any physical activity like play in the playground at school or at home.
Some of the adverse effects that obesity can have on the overall health of a child are Hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, musculoskeletal problems, sleep problems, anxiety and depression.
The answer to this question is yes. Various studies have suggested majority of the cases of Bedwetting is inherited. Studies estimate that 4 out of every 5 children have either their parents or first degree relatives who have had the same problem in their childhood.
Bedwetting at night in most cases resolves by the time a child reaches around 7 years of age. However, in some cases bedwetting persists and may go into adulthood for some children. This article explains when you take your child to see a doctor about bedwetting.
While Bedwetting in children under seven years of age is considered as a common problem as the bladder control of children is still in the developing stage, this becomes a problem in older children who are over this age. This article lists out 6 reasons why older children still wet the bed.
Does your little one grasp for air and turn blue frequently? Do you know that your baby could be suffering from bradycardia? Bradycardia is defined as a heart rate that is below the lowest normal value for a particular age. Learn about the causes of bradycardia in newborns, diagnosis and treatment.
The answer to this question is both yes and no. While stress actually does not cause a child to start to wet the bed at night, it can definitely worsen an existing bedwetting problem in a child. When a child is under stress, there are certain behavioral changes that the child undergoes. These behaviors are eating a diet high on salts like crackers and chips, not completely emptying the bladder at night, drinking lots of fluid at bedtime which makes the child make more urine resulting in Bedwetting.
Sacrococcygeal Teratoma is one of the most common germ cell tumors found in newborns. It is estimated that 1 out of every 40,000 live births has a Sacrococcygeal Teratoma. This is a tumor that develops before the child is born and grows from the tailbone of the fetus. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Sacrococcygeal Teratoma.
The most common cause of croup or barking cough in babies is infection from the HPIVs or the human parainfluenza viruses. For most cases barking cough in babies, the treatment can be done at home itself. Some simple home remedies to treat barking cough in babies include proper hydration, hot shower, and use of humidifiers. The symptoms of barking cough in babies or croup lasts for about 3-5 days despite treatment started. Some common associated symptoms of barking cough are: