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Daughters Abdominal Swelling

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 23, 2007
  • 02:19 AM

I have a 5 year old daughter who is overweight and has a swollen abdomen. She had a big stomach since the day she was born. All I remember seeing was head, stomach and backside. When she was 1 she was diagnosed with having asthma, and was put on albuterol and pedisone(only when it got really bad). I believe the pedisone blew her up to the point she is now. She hasn't had a asthma attack this winter(thank God). So, she hasn't had any treatments at all last year or this year but her body is still big and her abdomen is swollen and I want to know what I can do to help her lose the stomach. Its hard to buy her clothes and I always have to go 2 sizes up so clothes fit around her stomach. I don't put junk food in my home and if I do bring it in its considered a treat. Please help me. I'm doing everything possible but it doesn't seem like enough and I feel so guilty.

Mali

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  • How is her digestion? Does she have a lot of gas and bloating after eating? Does she have a good appetite? What foods does she typically eat? How are her bowel movements? Prednisone is very toxic. Does she take a children's probiotic? I would recommend it. Best wishes.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 23, 2007
    • 05:28 AM
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  • I went to the health food store last week and she just started taking a children's probiotic and Chewable Super papaya Enzyme Plus. When she has a bowel movement she really moves, and from it I see she needs more fiber. She may have a bowel movement every other day. She loves pizza but I don't give it to her everyday. No, she doesn't have gas or bloating after she gets. Her stomach is just big. She eats quickly and I constantly tell her to slow down when she gets. she has a very good appetite. Anything I can use to increase her fiber intake. I know this would help her go more frequently as well. She'll eat raw vegetables, but not everyday.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 02:13 AM
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