Child with fast heartbeat and chest pain. Due to Malabsorption? - Online Doctor Chats
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My son is 4 yrs old. We have noticed that his heartbeat is really fast. what could be the reason.
he had cough for some time now
Does he have any other issues like fatigue, breathlessness , etc ?
any fever, difficulty to eat ?
only complained slight chest pains
bit moody in eating
since how long had he had such issues ?
cought past 3 months
has he been given any treatment ?
fast heart beat noted today
does he have any swelling of his feet, or other part of the body ?
generally is very active baby
he did have boils about a month ago
other causes of a fast hear tbeat, can be heart arrhythmias,
has he lost consciousness any time ?
what steps can be done to dignose this
anemia (less production of blood), thyroid issues can also cause palpitations
first and foremost, a complete hemogram will help to know if any infection is there or not
we did see a doc here- by looking at his eyes . the doc said his blood appears to be thin
if clinical examination, detects any issues, a Chest X XXXXXXX EKG, might be needed
in that case, it could be due to anemia
what could be reasons for anemia
he is a breastfed baby for 2 yrs
how can we be sure of hookworms
a complete hemogram and a peripheral blood smear will be very helpful to diagnose it
presence of elevated eosinophils in the blood smear, and if needed a Stool examination can also be done
these will help to diagnose the hookworm infestation
i also have a daughter- 1yr 5 months old
her weight is 8.4kg
does she also have any other issues ?
she is breastfed too. only eating problem. not gaining weight
this really worries us. she is a active baby otherwise
is she being only breast fed , or is she getting supplemental feeds ?
cant see gain in weight
what could be reasons
has she been examined by her pediatrian regularly ?
low birth weight - 2.7kg
the best way to deal with this, is to try and have her eat more of proteins
like egg whites, chicken soup, etc
we are doing that. still not much gain
can there be any other issue affecting her weight gain
it is common that young kids may not like the taste, so making it a bit sweeter, or adding chololate flavour to it, might help
but this is easily ruled out by a clinical examination
what is malabsorption?
if your doctor has examined her, and ruled out such issues, There would be nothing to worry about
malbsorption is intestinal disorder, where the absorption of food is affected , resulting in low weight gain
what is the treatment for malbsorption disorder
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