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If your child has been diagnosed by a doctor as being
overweight or at risk of becoming overweight, a
thorough medical exam is important to identify and treat any related health
Your doctor will ask
Your doctor will look for
physical or emotional reasons for your child's weight gain, including
Cushing's syndrome (all of which are rare), or
emotional causes such as
Some or all of the
following tests will be done to help identify the cause and complications of
Your doctor will also ask if your child is taking
medicines that may result in weight gain, including:
complete physical exam, your doctor will check your child's health and look for
early signs of problems, including:
Your doctor may refer your child to a medical specialist or
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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