We help children who are overweight or obese improve their health through a variety of tactics, including behavior and lifestyle modification. We understand that a number of factors play into obesity, including genetics, diet, physical activity level, psychological issues, and adverse family events.
Seventeen percent of children age 2 to 19 in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there is no cure for obesity, our caregivers work with children to prevent serious health complications that can accompany it, including:
- Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- High cholesterol
- Fatty liver disease
For adolescents who don’t respond to primary treatments, such as dietary changes and exercise, we offer appetite-suppressing medications and surgery.