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Comprehensive Pediatric Care

Pediatricians located in Mesquite, TX & Dallas, TX

Child Obesity Specialist

Children who are overweight and obese face a higher risk of serious chronic diseases and a good chance of entering adulthood in the same shape — 20% of obese 4-year-old children become obese adults. Dr. Meenu Jindal at Comprehensive Pediatric Care in Dallas and Mesquite, Texas, wants parents to know that child obesity can be overcome. They offer weight management services that support children and their parents as they work together to lose weight and get on the road to a long, healthy life. Visit the Dr at their clinic today.

Child Obesity Q & A

What health problems develop when children are overweight and obese?

Being overweight or obese leads to changes in metabolism and the body’s biochemistry that affect everyone, including children. Even young children who are overweight have a higher risk of developing health problems that were once thought to occur only in adults. For example, in obese children 5-10 years old, 60% have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Children who are overweight and obese have a higher chance of developing:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Pain in joints, especially knees
  • Bones and muscles that ache
  • Back pain
  • Liver disease
  • Gallstones
  • Inflammation of the pancreas

How can Dr. Jindal help children who need to lose weight?

Your pediatrician is the first person to see if your child is overweight. A weight management plan should begin with a thorough physical examination, including looking for signs of chronic disease. It’s also important to be sure your child doesn’t have any underlying health problems that might interfere with weight loss or promote weight gain.

Dr. Jindal can calculate your child’s body mass index (BMI), which measures the amount of body fat in relation to body height and is used to determine whether children are at a healthy weight, overweight, or obese.

After she has all the information, Dr. Jindal works together with parents and children to develop a weight management plan.

What weight management options are recommended for children?

Weight management plans are individualized for each child, depending on their age and how much extra weight they carry.

Children older than two who are overweight but not obese need a plan that prevents future weight gain. As long as children don’t keep adding weight, their natural growth spurts and activity levels should cause their BMI to drop into a healthier range.

Children aged 6-11 who are obese should follow a weight management plan that helps them lose weight at the gradual pace of one pound a month. Adolescents may aim to lose up to two pounds a week.

The key to healthy weight loss is to take it slow and steady, while gradually changing diet and exercise habits. Dr. Jindal can help with all aspects of weight management, from dietary recommendations to tips for finding enjoyable ways to exercise and ongoing encouragement and support for children and parents.

Insurance & Payments

Comprehensive Pediatric Care is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, cost effective medical care. We accept all major credit cards and offer payment installments. Displayed are only a few of the major insurances we accept. Please call the office to verify your insurance! Currently we are not accepting any new Patients with Amerigroup. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Aetna
Baylor Scott & White Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Molina Healthcare
United Healthcare
Testimonials

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    " I definitely recommend Comprehensive Pediatric Care to all my family and friends.We love our doctor!!"

    Komal A.
  • Google+

    "Wonderful caring staff. I am happy to find a place where my kids can see a doctor at every visit. Highly recommended!"

    Jince M.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Jindal is an amazing listener and very good with kids of all ages. She is very thorough and thoughtful in her diagnosis and treatment."

    Nikhil J.
  • Yelp

    "I strongly recommend this pediatrician and office. She is attentive to the whole family and really cares about my child."

    K.S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Jindal is an excellent pediatrician, very professional physician, and a wonderful human being! You really can't go wrong coming to her office."

    Sarah A.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Jindal has seen both my girls since they were born.. she is very passionate about her profession and gives the best care."

    Jenny A.
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