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Cause of Skinny Child or Weight Loss

December 23rd, 2017 No comments



By : Ririn Sholiha

Several factors affect the growth of small bodies. Children are too thin to signify has some problems that need to know well. By knowing the difficult problem of fat in children and how to increase the appetite of children, then the mother can take some preventive steps And how to increase the child’s appetite.

Every parent would expect her child to grow and develop normally. Body healthy, smart, and certainly gain weight every month. But what if the child does not gain weight? Although he has eaten a lot, his body is still thin ?, this will definitely make the mothers become worried. Here are the factors – causes of thin children when eating a lot :

1. Genetic

Sometimes the mother has fed the child with a very large portion, even the nutrients are also fulfilled. But unfortunately the child’s body remains skinny and can not be fat. What is wrong? The first possibility is genetic factors. Consider the size of your family’s body, whether it tends to be skinny or fat? If indeed the average family has a lean body weight then it could have been passed down to his grandchildren.

2. Child voters to food

The second factor is often the case and experienced by many parents. Where children tend to be voters to food. Children with such characters are usually very fussy and difficult to eat. I want a good meal. Refuse to be given vegetables, porridge, or so on. To deal with this condition, as a parent who is responsible for the health of his baby, mother must be creative in cooking. No need to make fancy food but how to cook it is changed.

3. Lack of calories

Most mothers only give food to their children regardless of the number of calories in the food. Though these calories are very influential on weight gain. Most of the calories are produced from carbohydrates, proteins and fats. For information, children under five (1-5 years) need calories about 1000-1400 calories / day. While children aged 6-9 years require 1700-1900 calories / day. Children aged 10-12 years around 2000-2400 calories / day. Caloric needs are also tailored to the weight and activity of the child. Also, do not forget to add fiber, vitamins and minerals intake.

4. Irregular diet

A messy diet can also be a trigger child’s body weight is difficult to ride. So, pay attention to the child’s eating schedule completely. Especially for breakfast. Many parents let their children go to school without breakfast. And breakfast is very important. Good breakfast time is before 9 am. Because at these hours the sugar levels in the body is very low, so the body needs energy supply to be able to move. In addition, at 9 o’clock also occurs metabolism process. When children do not eat, then the fat in the body that will be processed into energy.

5. Gastrointestinal disorders

Other causes that may be the trigger child fat is the disorder of the digestive tract. In the medical world, the condition is more commonly referred to as Hypersensitive Gastrointestinal Tract. This disorder is a condition in which the function of the digestive tract is not running optimally. So the food consumed can not be absorbed properly, consequently the weight is also difficult to rise.

Actually this condition is often experienced by children aged under five, where their digestive organs are not too mature. So it happens hypersensitivity. All you need to do when this happens is to try to calm down. Generally digestive function will be normal with age. Mother can also consult a doctor. But remember, do not give food excessively (just to make children fat) because the action actually makes the digestive organs more disturbed.

6. Hipermetabolism

Not only adults, in fact children are also considered hypermetabolism disorders. That is a state where the metabolic process takes place faster than normal conditions. No matter how much the mother gives food to the child, his body will burn the food for a short time. So that the sari-sari tend to be less and the child will quickly feel hungry. Well, if this is experienced by your baby, you should hurry consult with your doctor or nutritionist.

7. TB (Tuberculosis)

No doubt someone with TB (tuberculosis) usually has a small or very thin body weight. Children may develop lung disease due to inhaling the dirty air that has been contaminated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. The bacteria comes from sneezing or coughing the TB patient. The disease can also be transmitted through saliva. To avoid this, the mother should pay attention to whom children are friends, where he used to play, and mother must maintain cleanliness.

8. Urinary tract infections

If the child is not clean while washing the rectum after bowel movements, then this can cause infection in the urinary tract. Escherichia coli bacteria will enter the urethral tract to the bladder and kidney causing the child to become sick every time you urinate. Not only that, the weight of the child is also difficult to ride. He is also at risk of having kidney stones with symptoms such as fever, nausea, urine is cloudy and smells unsightly. If the child shows signs of it, then immediately checked into an experienced doctor.

9. Acute diarrhea

This one disease is already quite common among the population of Indonesia. The cause may be due to eating dirty foods, using objects (such as plates, glasses, or spoons) belonging to people who are diarrhea, excessive anxiety and side effects from consuming drugs. A child suffering from acute diarrhea, his gut infected by germs then he will defecate (BAB) with high frequency. Where the stool has a liquid texture and sometimes accompanied by vomiting. This causes the child to become dehydrated, no appetite, fever and even his body becomes thin.

10. Worms

Mother must have heard a lot of statements that a thin child might be caused by intestinal worms. Yes, that is true. Worms that enter and dwell in the stomach will suck the nutrients from the food we consume, so the consequences of the body became so fat. Usually a child with intestinal worms shows certain characteristics, ie thin body, belly fatigue, if the chapter feels itchy, worms out between the stools (most common pinworm), often cough and face look lethargic. The main cause of intestinal worms is the lack of hygiene. If the baby’s heart experienced this, then immediately go to the doctor to get the right handling.

11. Congenital heart

Certain diseases such as heart abnormalities in newborns can also be the cause of thin children who have eaten a lot. This disease occurs due to abnormalities in blood vessels in the heart. So that the heart function as a blood pump will also be disrupted. Even allowing clean blood and dirty blood to blend into one to result in making the child’s nails look blue and his body is also weak. In addition, children will also have difficulty experiencing weight gain. He is easy to sweat while doing activities, decreased appetite and sometimes experienced respiratory problems.

That was the information about the cause of thin children or lose weight, hopefully useful information was useful. Here we will give tips on how to overcome the child fat or thin. Please click here.


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