This section deals with health problems in
children, common diseases in infants and childhood injuries.
Although the parents would make sure that the
children are nourished in a hygienic atmosphere, right from their birth,
the little ones are often affected by one health problem or the other.
Today, more and more are kids are affected by a number of health
problems, from the mild to the chronic ones. Whether it is an inborn
ailment or the disease that has affected the child in the growing stage,
any kind of health problem needs to be treated as soon as possible,
because they might hamper the development of the child, if left
untreated. Hence, it becomes important for the parents to know about the
prevalent health problems in kids. Given below are the most common
health problems seen in kids.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may affect children and adults alike. Those who suffer from this medical condition have trouble paying attention to one thing or focusing on one thing for longer periods of time, whether at school, home or work. They may also be hyperactive and over-impulsive for their age.
Proteins help our body to carry food, hormones and medicine through blood to all parts of the body and to keep water inside blood vessels. Kidneys filter the blood for waste products, excess fluid and salts and pass them out as urine and stools. However, normally, kidneys don't filter out proteins as most of them are too big to pass through the kidneys and thus, our urine has no proteins.
Stool soiling in children is mainly caused by constipation, but might be the result of sickness as well. It can be described as the condition in which a child, who has already been toilet trained, accidentally leaks feces into his/her underwear. Also known as Encopresis, the condition is involuntary and in majority of the cases
& Tourette's Syndrome in Children
Tics are repetitive rapid movements or sounds that occur involuntarily for no reason and a person has no control over them. Some of the common tics include eye blinking and throat clearing. Tics are worse when a person is stressed, tired or anxious; some medicines may also make tics worse.
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are difficult to handle, as they do not seem to understand what is being told to them easily and are always active, which can be quite challenging. Children suffering from ADHD can be helped only with support and coordinated efforts of parents, teachers, caregivers and doctors.
Normally, there is a small amount of protein present in the urine. However, when the amount of protein present in the urine, rises to higher than normal amounts, the condition is termed as proteinuria. The protein present often, causes the urine to become foamy. Talking about Orthostatic Proteinuria
Reflux in Children
Urinary reflux means urine from the bladder flows back up into the kidneys and thus, germs get a way to reach kidneys and cause Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). Repeated infections may lead to scarring of the kidneys. Reflux may happen in about one-third of the children
Tract Infections in Children
Urinary tract infection (UTI), as the name suggests, is an infection that begins in the urinary tract consisting of kidneys, bladder and urethra. Kidneys remove the waste products from the blood, bladder stores them as urine and urethra is a tube that carries the urine from the bladder to outside the body. Bacteria that enter the urinary tract through the urethra and bladder usually cause UTI.
- Myths And Facts
Many reports and articles are published in newspapers and magazines from time to time that ‘reveal’ the great risks and fatal facts about vaccines and how they can harm our child. They give statistics, data and case studies that prove that vaccination and immunization are actually pushing our children to their doom rather than giving them a healthy and disease-free life.
Gain In Long and Lean Babies
Parent often worry about their kids who do not seem to gain weight, even as they continue to grow normally in height. This makes the babies look leaner, far removed from the chubby look that we all love in infants. Parents are also worried whether their infants are healthy or are they suffering from some illness or not getting enough nourishment from the diet they are feeding to the child.