Wear the Gown: Pediatrician concerned childhood obesity rising as students learn from home – KHOU.com


Posted: September 30, 2020 at 2:57 am

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HOUSTON With the last school year shutting down early, and extracurricular activities canceled, pediatrician Dr. Mona Eissa says a large number of her patients have gained weight.

This is definitely very alarming, Eissa said, because the weight gain can lead to so many other health problems.

She blames household changes and various stresses during the pandemic for the increasing number of child obesity cases.

Eissa, who runs a weight management program for children, says getting back on track should be a family affair.

Include your whole household because everyone in the home should follow those healthy changes, she said.

In addition, Eissa said kids should not miss yearly check-ups with their pediatrician since they play an important role in assessing weight gain, and other health issues.

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