Pediatric Obesity Specialist

Nova Physician Wellness Center -  - Weight Loss Specialist

Nova Physician Wellness Center

Weight Loss Specialists & Obesity Medicine Specialists located in Fairfax, VA

Childhood obesity refers to the condition in which a child is significantly heavier than they should be for their age group and their height. The incidence of obesity among children is high in the United States, and it is an ever-growing problem. At Nova Physician Wellness Center, weight-loss specialist Dr. Rohit Suri offers expert counseling and treatment options for parents and their children dealing with pediatric obesity. To set up your appointment, call the office in either Fairfax or Ashburn, Virginia, or book online today.

Pediatric Obesity Q & A

What is pediatric obesity?

Pediatric obesity is an exceedingly common condition that affects more than three million kids in the United States. The increasing incidence of pediatric obesity has led many researchers and physicians to classify the problem as an epidemic.

This condition of pediatric obesity is a problem because it leaves children susceptible to illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and elevated cholesterol.

Additionally, many parents do not seek appropriate care for the issue because they incorrectly view the outward weight gain as a benign or temporary circumstance.

How is pediatric obesity treated?

Dr. Suri incorporates many therapies and treatment methods to help his patients manage pediatric obesity. Some of his tools include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Diagnostics
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Individualized exercise programs
  • Patient education

Nova Physician Wellness Center has helped many families navigate pediatric obesity successfully through the expert application of these approaches. 

What are the complications of pediatric obesity?

As is the case with adult obesity, complications from pediatric obesity happen. However, the effects of obesity are generally worse for children because their bodies and immune systems are still developing.

The complications associated with pediatric obesity include:

  • Acid reflux
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperinsulinemia
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Migraines

During your visit with Dr. Suri, he will examine your child and conduct comprehensive tests for weight-related diseases.

After assessing your child's health and history, Dr. Suri will work with you and your child to determine the best pediatric obesity treatment plan.

What are the benefits of treating pediatric obesity?

Treating pediatric obesity is the best way to improve your child's health and lower the risks of dangerous complications.

Pediatric weight loss lets you work with a medical professional to obtain better weight loss results. Expert pediatric obesity counseling can also improve your child's confidence, mental health, muscle strength, athletic performance, endurance, and more.

Dr. Suri spends time educating families on how to lead healthier lifestyles, which are complemented by regular exercise and optimal nutrition.

If you'd like to start your child's pediatric obesity treatment plan, call or book online to visit Dr. Suri at Nova Physician Wellness Center.