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Child has G6PD deficiency. Low weight. Help

Hi Doc, my son has a G6PD Deficiency, thank God he s at his 3rd year now, but now my concern goes to his weight, he is only 3 years old but he weigh 24-26kg. We ve tried to do some diets like no candies, no sweets, but he love s to eat rice and pastas. Please help me, can you please give me some technics on how to decrease his weight. Thanks so much Doc. God Bless.
Asked On : Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
My answer to your question may be late but i think it will be appropriate for your child problem.
Your child is above the 97th percentile on CDC growth charts according to his age and he is obese at present.
Is he exclusively breast fed or bottle fed? As bottle feeding is associated with overfeeding leading to obesity in children.
Is there any familia childhood obesity? Organis causes of obesity to be ruled out like genetical, hypothyroidism and cushing syndrome by appropriate investigations as these are treatable conditions with medications.
Diet should be balanced, without any junk food, cakes,sweets. Consult a dietician for his diet plan.
Physical exercises appropriate for his age to be introduced.
For G6PD take precautions while giving medication and get the list of avoiding medication from your doctor.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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