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5 year old weight problem medical ???

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  • Posted By: cocosmama
  • September 1, 2010
  • 06:45 PM

Hi

I have been trying to get the doctors, healthworkers and nutritionists to listen to me for 2 years now, my daughter is 5 years old and weigh 4stone 12 lbs and is 41 inches tall she is clinically obese, she is struggling to fit into clothes and has definite 'fat' she is not just big boned or built solid. It is beginning to become a huge problem in her life.

My daughter eats a good diet (even the nutritionist agreed) she doesnt overeat crap junk she loves her veg and fruit gets a lot of variety she eats the occaional treat as all kids do of course. she doesnt drink fizzy pop or sugary juices and she exercises pretty well too. she walks the dog twice a day in fields and runs around with the dog for about 30 - 40 mins on each walk, she plays in the park after school, she dances swims twice per week and is generally an active 5 year old. although i am noticing that she is becoming breathless a lot easier these days i assume because of the extra weight she is carrying.

my concern is that if her weight gain is not because of poor diet or lack of exercise what is causing it, the docs have done no medical tests and i am now very concerned.

she has also developed tiny spots on the top of her arms, like a raised pimple surrounded by red and these are now appearing on her face and buttocks and down the back of her legs, she complains of tummy aches a lot, her stools can vary wildy from solid and painful to very very loose and pale. i know i am rambling a bit about a few different things but i am hoping it may sound familiar to someone and hopefully i can get a starting point or where to go next with the docs thanks for any help

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  • Hi I have been trying to get the doctors, healthworkers and nutritionists to listen to me for 2 years now, my daughter is 5 years old and weigh 4stone 12 lbs and is 41 inches tall she is clinically obese, she is struggling to fit into clothes and has definite 'fat' she is not just big boned or built solid. It is beginning to become a huge problem in her life. My daughter eats a good diet (even the nutritionist agreed) she doesnt overeat crap junk she loves her veg and fruit gets a lot of variety she eats the occaional treat as all kids do of course. she doesnt drink fizzy pop or sugary juices and she exercises pretty well too. she walks the dog twice a day in fields and runs around with the dog for about 30 - 40 mins on each walk, she plays in the park after school, she dances swims twice per week and is generally an active 5 year old. although i am noticing that she is becoming breathless a lot easier these days i assume because of the extra weight she is carrying. my concern is that if her weight gain is not because of poor diet or lack of exercise what is causing it, the docs have done no medical tests and i am now very concerned. she has also developed tiny spots on the top of her arms, like a raised pimple surrounded by red and these are now appearing on her face and buttocks and down the back of her legs, she complains of tummy aches a lot, her stools can vary wildy from solid and painful to very very loose and pale. i know i am rambling a bit about a few different things but i am hoping it may sound familiar to someone and hopefully i can get a starting point or where to go next with the docs thanks for any helpMaybe Cushing...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 2, 2010
    • 08:30 AM
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  • Contrary to what many doctors are taught, celiac disease (gluten intolerance) can show up as obesity in kids. I would ask about it.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • September 2, 2010
    • 05:29 PM
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  • Hi thanks guys I have checked out cushing already but she has very few symptoms of that will look at celiac now thanks for your help x my doctor just tells me to increase her exercise and make sure she eats plenty of fruit n veg ! doesnt listen that she eats great and gets loads of exercise every day
    cocosmama 1 Replies
    • September 9, 2010
    • 10:15 PM
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  • Maybe its something like insulin resistance (which is like a prediabetes state but the insulin is affected before one develops issues with the glucose). People with insulin resistance (excess insulin) can gain weight esp around the stomach. This kind of issue can be tested with properly via a 2 hr glucose tollerance test. Insulin resistance can end up causing many other issues too.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • September 11, 2010
    • 06:58 PM
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