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Excess Weight

An overweight child carries excess weight for his or her age and height. Children can be overweight to obese for many reasons:

  • Overeating food
  • Eating unhealthy foods, or
  • Not getting enough exercise

Some children gain weight more quickly than others, and some medications and medical conditions cause children to gain weight faster.

Being overweight can lead to medical problems such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • Asthma 
  • Sleep apnea
  • Knee or back pain
  • Liver problems
  • Heart attacks
  • Some types of cancer

Conventional treatment for an overweight child usually includes eating healthier foods, removing sugary drinks, increasing exercise, decreasing screen time, and ensuring sufficient sleep.

“Dr. Sue’s comprehensive approach pieced together the pieces of the puzzle for me that I couldn’t between our pediatrician and lots of reading! The testing she did made sense and the results helped me better understand my son’s health needs.” – Carly Elia

To help your child living with excess weight achieve health naturally,


Pediatric Holistic Medicine
2350 Washtenaw Ave #16,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 224-9663

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Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm

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