Has my child got short height/ Stature? Physical aspect of child development…

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Physical growth of a child is another issue where parents tend to spend a lot of time and energy worrying about its adequacy. Physical growth in children is result of concerted optimal functioning of hormonal, nutritional and psychosocial milieu. If a child is growing well physically in stature, it reassures us about endocrine/hormonal and nutritional …

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperkinetic Disorder

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ADHD is the most common behavioural disorder among children with approximately 5-8% of children being affected at any point of time in India.  A lot many times parents and teachers might come to their primary health giver with complaint of child not doing academically well or being inattentive. Would all of these children come under …

Childhood Obesity: An emerging epidemic

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Is deficiency of the growth the only worrisome problem in the childhood? Every parent has got a similar refrain that my child is not eating well or growing well. But in the real time scenario, where we follow one or two child policy in most households, parents in their attempts to feed the child will agree to unreasonable …

Child Health and Nutrition

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As parents, the specific nutritional choices you make will eventually reflect on your child. In today’s world of information transparency, every parent knows that good nutrition is essential to good health and I would like to encourage you to think of your nutritional decisions as health decisions.For many parents, helping children develop healthy eating habits …

Diabetes and Pregnancy

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Pregnancy may be the time when women undergo screening for various common illnesses and may discover issues like diabetes and thyroid disorders that need serious consideration, keeping in mind the effect they have on both mother and child.   Why do I need to know about Diabetes ? Upto 17%  pregnant women in India may …

Pregnancy: a guide to plan your nutrition

Pregnancy- a guide to plan your nutrition

Pregnancy is the time when issues are abound to drive a normal woman crazy. Pregnancy is the time of major hormonal shifts that are required to sustain the foetus, which also have a bearing on the emotional health during this time. Emotions, which can change by the minute adds on more to the physical distress in …

Headache in Pregnancy

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Headache is one the most common problems that comes for evaluation in a clinical practice. Even though most of the headaches are benign and do not need much evaluation but frequent/ episodic headache may cause quite a disability in day to day life and differentiating benign and malignant headaches is important to reduce the anxiety that is so …