the severe consequences of childhood
It wasn't all that long ago that obesity and all of its complications were limited to...
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experienced that truism when we were younger. Kids who suffer from obesity are a lot more likely
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as well as physical. This c...
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Childhood Obesity - The Bleak and Harsh Outlook for The Future

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We all generally know what the causes are, but we are not here to discuss that or assign blame. In the later years of a child's life they can have major health dangers or even have their life threatened if they are obese or overweight now. Suffering physically and even psychologically is what a noticeable percentage of an entire generation experience. It is hard enough to be a teen without having to endure being bullied about weight by others as well. In this day there are some things obese children have to face and we are going to look closer at these.|In terms of health-related problems, time is an important factor. This means that sometimes it can take a long time for the more serious symptoms to start showing up. Still, the stage definitely gets set for later on in life when a child is obese. Even so, children will tend to have fewer medical problems due to obesity because they are young. Yet the condition itself is still thought as a risk factor for complications and conditions later on in life. Liver disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, certain kinds of cancer, diabetes and stroke are all serious possibilities.|There has been a steady increase in childhood obesity in the United States and it continues to baffle and confound professionals of every stripe. Of course it does not help that just about anything sold in the US that is a sweet liquid contains copious amounts of high fructose corn syrup. That, though, is an issue best left for another day. What makes childhood obesity sad is that the kids who suffer from it seem like they haven't been given a fair shot at life and that's terrible. In addition to the bullying they have to endure from their peers, the kids also suffer from a variety of physical problems ranging from back pain and arthritis to Type II diabetes. There is much more to this sad state of affairs, and we will mention just a few in this article.

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Childhood Obesity - The Bleak and Harsh Outlook for The Future

  1. 1. the severe consequences of childhood It wasn't all that long ago that obesity and all of its complications were limited to adulthood. Over the last thirtyish years or so the situation in the US has changed definitely for the worse. There are more overweight and obese adults than there have ever been before and these conditions have been starting to affect kids and teens at younger and younger ages. For children, the obvious and most influential people will be the parents, and education as well as awareness are critical. Parents, however, need to provide guidance and act as positive models for the kids' behaviors. Obese children are facing immediate threats to their mental and physical well being. Looking beyond that, the kids are also at high risk for lots of issues that won't surface until later on. For kids, this is an awful one-two punch that is almost impossible to beat back and get over. This growing trend has been studied by researchers and professionals for over thirty years. Kids, pre-teen and teens have been gaining weight steadily and the health implications of this are crazy. A plethora of research and study has been performed in the last twenty-plus years. One thing is certain, obesity during younger years is a serious risk factor for very serious diseases in later years. It is very important for parents to understand that this story is actually more involved. Clinically obese and overweight children will experience the effects of their condition long before adulthood arrives. Press coverage is something that childhood obesity has been getting a lot of for a long time. Even in the US where this has reached epidemic proportions, the press coverage has made little difference. We all generally know what the causes are, but we are not here to discuss that or assign blame. Children can have major health risks that may be life-threatening in later years if they are officially obese or overweight. An entire generation has a huge percentage of children that are suffering physically and even in psychological areas. Being overweight will make peers be brutal, which should not have to be endured as well as being a teen. Let's take a closer look at what the obese child is facing, today. Time is an integral element to the nature of most weight-related health conditions. This means that sometimes it can take a long time for the more serious symptoms to start showing up. However, the stage is certainly set and processes are put into motion during the early years when a child is obese. Still, kids typically don't suffer from as many medical issues as obese adults do--their youth protects them somewhat. The condition still filters into problems discovered later in life though. Some of the most severe problems are diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, liver disease, heart disease and stroke.|There has been a steady increase in childhood obesity in the United States and it continues to baffle and confound professionals of every stripe. It doesn't help that almost all solid food sold in the US contains a bunch of high fructose corn syrup. But that can keep for another time. Obese children almost seem like they never had a chance at life, and we feel that is a sad testimony. Kids with childhood obesity are forced to deal with emotional abuse in the form of taunts and harsh words from their peers and physical problems like constant joint and back pain, arthritis and sometimes even Type II diabetes. There is much more to this sad state of affairs, and we will mention just a few in this article. The child who is obese is on a crushing path heading right for awful health problems. One, for example, is fatty liver disease which is perhaps the number one type of disease that affects the
  2. 2. liver. Some years ago people typically associated liver problems with drinking too much and sclerosis. Today, however, we know that fatty livery disease is caused by long term obesity. What typically makes the problems with the liver worse is the fact that an obese person has really terrible metabolism. The liver helps you by getting rid of the toxins and other substances that are not good for the body. This puts a major demand upon the bodily systems of kids and teens who are obese. There is a wide variety to the medical conditions that are going to be experienced by any young child, preteen or teenager who is obese. Lots of different things, including genetics, have influence here. Severely obese kids and teens are more prone to conditions that adversely effect their bones and joints. Load bearing joints, in particular, are more likely to develop issues. The skeletal stress will occur in the hips, knees, ankles and feet. Kids who deal with joint pain usually have back pain too as well as swelling around all of their joints. Kids and teens are very commonly diagnosed with arthritis as well. Every physical area of the human body is put under severe stress from being obese. If a child is obese then this can have severe dangers to their respiratory system, giving them obstructive sleep apnea. If a child is obese then they may also have problems with normal breathing. Because of a weight condition, a child can develop asthma. If you have a problem with your normal breathing process, it may also be referred to as an exercise intolerance. Overweight people often have trouble breathing, which you may have noticed. Because your body is having to work harder, it has to breathe harder, so this is a natural response. This merely sets the stage for increased stress on the entire cardiovascular system, as well. It doesn't matter how old a person is, it is likely that if they are obese they will probably suffer from high blood pressure and hypertension. There are some major medical conditions that don't get seen during childhood obesity and others that are likely to appear. High blood pressure is one of the problems that is often seen in kids who are severely overweight or suffer from obesity. In addition to the physical stress placed on the body from the excess weight, there are significant psychological stress factors involved, too. Obese kids are regularly abused both physically and verbally by their classmates. So all of that adds up to a chronically high stress situation which also contributes to the formation of high blood pressure. Type II diabetes is a real thread to kids, teens and adults who suffer from obesity. Of course, it does make a certain sum of sense that it might happen. This type of diabetes is different than Type I because Type II can often be prevented. Risk factors for Type II diabetes include weight problems like obesity and a prolonged sedentary lifestyle. People who are obese have more strain put on their bodies to produce insulin. There is obviously, in this situation, a far greater amount of person who needs the hormone. Then, as time goes on, the body starts to resist the insulin and that's when Type II occurs. Research has been conducted everywhere that confirms that obstructive sleep apnea is a lot more widespread in children and teens who are obese. This condition is very serious because what happens is the airway actually becomes blocked during sleep. Obese and overweight children are more prone to snoring but that is slightly deceiving according to those doing the research. The reason for the snoring (some of the time anyway) is OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea. One possible approach to the problem is a procedure called an adenotonsillectomy which is meant to treat the condition specifically in young people. Perhaps one of the oldest expressions out there is that kids are cruel. Perhaps most of us have
  3. 3. experienced that truism when we were younger. Kids who suffer from obesity are a lot more likely to have to deal with lots of teasing and, often, being humiliated verbally. Is it any wonder, then, how these kids can get through all of those years of school and keep their sanity intact. We all understand that that kind of long lasting abuse can have severe consequences later on. The constant verbal assaults will have a tremendous impact in areas such as self esteem, confidence and the list goes on. Mostly the risks will develop in your cardiovascular system. Severely obese children are known to have elevated serum cholesterol as well as general fatty blood profiles involving triglycerides. Because these heart diseases start early in life, they need to be intervened immediately. Imagine your child having to take prescription medication to counter their high cholesterol. An adult has to accept the side effects if they want to start taking this medication. When taking this medication it can be complicated for a young child or a teen. Just about any person who is obese suffers from a litany of psychological challenges. When it feels like all of the kids around you are mean to you every day that can cause stress, low self esteem low self confidence and even make the child hate him or herself. There are all quiet problems that obese kids and teens typically try to handle all by themselves. When the situation goes on long enough and gets severe enough it could cause the victim to develop behaviors that border on or even are sociopathic. There isn't any real data to say how many obese teenagers go on to college. We are willing to bet that the number isn't that big and that there are a lot more obese high school students than there are obese college students. Could you really blame them for choosing not to go when they probably imagine those years to be just as torturous as their high school years? There are also gender specific problems in terms of obesity in young girls who have started going through puberty. For example, obese girls and women often experience menstrual irregularities. The issue and cause is due to the interference with normal hormones in the female body. The overall effect is to cause any and all manner of irregularities with the menstrual cycle. Obesity is often the main cause of these kinds of female problems. If the interference in the hormones is big, it is even possible for women to become sterile if they are obese. Think about it: if there is a disruption in the hormones, what kind of impact can this have on the other female processes that are reliant upon hormones? The human body needs hormone production to be normal and well functioning in order to keep the metabolism functioning properly. Researchers are still not sure about a direct relationship between obesity and the early onset of puberty, and more so in girls than boys. However, there's a particular amount of common sense to be had in looking at what we know. For example, it is widely known that kids who are overweight or obese grow faster and enter puberty earlier. But it is a time in which clear decisions need to be made as to what causes what. While this is obviously not that serious a threat as the other obesity related problems, there are definitely serious implications that accompany abnormally young ages for the onset of puberty.|Not only that but that, when paired with the feelings of being ostracized and bullied at school, it is a miracle if an obese child or teen doesn't develop a major social dysfunctional disorder. It is also called "social disability" and goes hand in hand with depression, extreme feelings of unhappiness, etc. A natural result of all of this is
  4. 4. extreme levels of stress which are well-known to be unhealthy from a psychological perspective as well as physical. This can cause some kids who suffer from obesity to start bullying other kids. What is obviously happening here is that the bullying behavior is an outlet for the anger that they have been feeling building up from being picked on themselves.|For many reasons the prospects do not seem very promising for an obese child. When an obese child becomes an adult there is a long list of health problems and diseases that are at risk of. Can you reverse this obese condition? Well, studies show that obese teenagers are sixteen times more prone to developing into severely obese adults. That obviously does not bode well for those teens. As an adult these children are looking at a very diminished quality of life because the risk factors start to develop when they are young. The socialization process and development of a person's individuality and personality accelerates during the teen age years. Along with those processes are the development of the teen's body image which is known to be critical at that stage. Obese teenagers have a really hard time developing normally in these areas. What happens is the obese teen will leave high school at potentially severe disadvantages. The ability to compete and succeed, in normally accepted standards, will be almost non-existent for many.|You can probably guess that there is a serious social stigma that gets assigned to obese kids and teenagers. They have a hard time even doing everyday things like getting through the school day. The effects of prolonged teasing, hurtful comments and bullying can cause psychological scars that can be damaging for a person's whole life. Every person is going to have a different response to this. It is important to get counseling to deal with the ripple effect that is brought on by these kinds of behaviors. The real issue of obesity in young kids and teens is something that will affect everyone. It is important to look at this also from the standpoint of cost to society. Obese kids typically become obese grown ups and that comes with all sorts of medical and personal costs. This proves that obesity is really a problem for society even though that isn't at the forefront of most peoples' awareness. Obviously obese children are at a severe physical and social disadvantage when they have finally reached this condition. We all already understand that losing that amount of weight is difficult and to do it at all, you will need to have a lot of support and determination to do so. It is important for parents and friends to offer as much support as they can. Kids and young adults are resilient and have an easier time bouncing back once a healthy direction has been taken. But of course the clincher is whether or not the children already suffer from any major medical conditions. We think that it is right that obese children should have a plan of action so they can start to lose this weight. We know that for each of these children their situations are different. This situation has eluded being reversed so far, but it is very serious. It is vital, if you suffer from obesity, to talk to an adult who is qualified to help you work through your weight problem. It is important to be well informed as to the causes of this condition. The good news is that you can do something about your condition and you are never too old to try to get healthy. Obese kids and young adults have often been (accurately) described as "the walking wounded." This applies because of the way that obesity affects the mind and the body.
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