Are there other health concerns

Many children who have had excessive weight gain may have other health or developmental issues.  We often work with children who have other medical issues including:

  • Metabolic issues (such as thyroid issues, or blood sugar issues like pre-diabetes or other endocrine issues)
  • Gastrointestinal issues (such as fatty liver, constipation or vitamin or mineral deficiencies)
  • Joint pain or orthopedic issues (such as Blount’s disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis)
  • Sleep issues like obstructive sleep apnea
  • Developmental delay
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy