Pediatric Weight Loss Specialist

Nova Physician Wellness Center -  - Weight Loss Specialist

Nova Physician Wellness Center

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

Pediatric obesity is on the rise, and at Nova Physician Wellness Center in Fairfax and Ashburn, Virginia, Dr. Rohit Suri provides quality weight management for children and adolescents who are at least 12 years old. Pediatric weight management requires more specialized care and entails a blend of effective and proven-successful therapies, such as nutrition, exercise, and behavioral counseling. Dr. Suri tailors each program to suit the individual needs of your child. Learn more, and take the first step by calling the office or booking your consultation online.

Pediatric Weight Loss Q & A

 

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What is pediatric weight loss?

Pediatric weight loss is medical weight management designed to help children and adolescents achieve a healthy weight and improve overall health.

If you’re concerned about your child’s weight and health, visiting a medical professional with experience in pediatric weight management can be an effective solution.

What does pediatric weight loss involve?

Dr. Suri incorporates a range of therapies and treatment methods for pediatric weight loss, including:

  • Nutrition training
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Smaller portion sizes
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Individualized exercise programs
  • Valuable information and education
  • Reducing sugary drink consumption
  • More time being active and increased physical activity

What are the complications of childhood obesity?

Just like adult obesity, there are many complications of childhood obesity, and in many cases, the effects can be far worse for children whose bodies and immune systems are still developing.

Some of the diseases and complications associated with pediatric obesity include:

  • Migraines
  • Acid reflux
  • High cholesterol
  • Hyperinsulinemia
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatty liver disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

 

During your initial consultation with Dr. Suri, he examines your child and checks for weight-related diseases. He also assesses your child’s risk of the chronic diseases associated with obesity and excess body weight.

After assessing your child’s current and previous medical and family history and conducting a number of comprehensive exams, Dr. Suri works with your child to determine the best weight loss plan.

What are the benefits of pediatric weight loss?

Since childhood obesity increases health risks, pediatric weight loss is a way to improve your child’s health and lower those risks.

Childhood and adolescence can be difficult and present many physical and emotional challenges. Many obese children develop depression. Pediatric weight loss allows you to work with a medical professional and typically yields far better weight loss results and can improve your child’s athletic performance, confidence, mental health, muscle strength, endurance, and more.

Dr. Suri educates you and your child on how to live a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and optimal nutrition. Sleep also plays a role in weight loss, so working with a medical professional to find ways to improve your child’s sleep can also be beneficial.

If you’d like to start your child’s medical weight loss program, call or book online to visit a compassionate provider, Dr. Suri.