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Pediatric Obesity Management

Pediatric obesity management requires a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach addressing both lifestyle and underlying factors contributing to excess weight. Interventions include promoting a balanced diet, encouraging regular physical activity, and fostering behavioral changes. Involving families, healthcare professionals, and educational institutions is crucial for creating a supportive environment. Targeted interventions, such as nutritional counseling and age-appropriate physical activities, aim to mitigate health risks and improve overall well-being in children with obesity. Regular monitoring, addressing psychosocial aspects, and fostering a positive relationship with food and exercise are integral components of effective pediatric obesity management.

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Dr. Dhanya Soodhana

Senior Specialist, Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, Aster MIMS, Calicut, Kerala

Dr. Dhanya Soodhana Mohan is a Pediatric Endocrinologist who has done her fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology from IGICH, Bangalore which is one of the largest Pediatric referral centres in Karnataka. Her training involved exposure to a wide spectrum of Pediatric endocrine disorders. Dr. Dhanya has completed her MBBS from Kasturba Medical College (2014) and secured a gold medal in MD Pediatrics from Government Medical College, Rajkot (2018) and her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology from IGICH, where she was the topper of her batch. Prior to her joining Aster hospitals, she has worked as Registrar at Apollo Cradle Hospitals, Bangalore and as a Senior Resident in Pediatrics, at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health. She is passionate about her field and ensures that she is updated with the latest advances in the field.

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Pediatric obesity management requires a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach addressing both lifestyle and underlying factors contributing to excess weight. Interventions include promoting a balanced diet, encouraging regular physical activity, and fostering behavioral changes. Involving families, healthcare professionals, and educational institutions is crucial for creating a supportive environment. Targeted interventions, such as nutritional counseling and age-appropriate physical activities, aim to mitigate health risks and improve overall well-being in children with obesity. Regular monitoring, addressing psychosocial aspects, and fostering a positive relationship with food and exercise are integral components of effective pediatric obesity management.