Archive for the ‘Kids health’ Category

Causes of seizures in children

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

seizures, seizures in childrenMost often it has been seen that every young children suffer from traumatic seizures and after the seizures ceases, they have no memory of it. It is common for children not to remember the seizure but it definitely leaves their parents aghast. Parents get anxious after this and run to and fro consulting doctors and making sure that their kids get the best kind of treatment possible. While most often seizures disappear after a certain age, some may continue to suffer from it when they grow older.

Here are some of the common causes of seizures among children:

  • At times there may be a family history of seizures and the child may have just inherited it. In this case treatment is necessary though it may not work completely.
  • Sometimes seizures are just symptoms of some bigger issues that the child is suffering from. Here the core problem needs to be identified in order to get rid of the seizure.
  • Seizure may also be caused due to under-development of the brain, meningitis and head trauma and other related but unknown problems.
  • Night terrors, psychiatric problems and fainting may be some problems that are misunderstood as seizures. In this case, the problem needs to be recognized properly as only then treatment will be possible.
  • Other problems that may lead to seizures in children include infections, metabolic disorders and medications and in most cases these kinds of problems can be treated easily and therefore the child does not have to suffer much.

Tips to ensure better growth for a child

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

growth of a child, child growthEvery parent is concerned about the health and development of their child. Though parents try to do everything that they can at times they too might miss out on important things due to stress or work pressures that they have to deal with everyday. If you are concerned about the proper growth of your child then consulting a doctor for a proper diet chart and other rules and regulations that should be followed that your child can keep up with those of his age. Here are a few tips that can help you ensure better growth for your child:

  • Look into the small things. Make sure that your child follows a healthy oral care routine. Brushing the first thing in the morning and the last thing before retiring to bed is something that should never be compromised upon. Good oral care will ensure that your child will not suffer from cavities and other teeth or gum problems.
  • Look into your child’s nutrition. This is one of the most important factors of growth. While all kids love chocolates and candies, make sure that they get the desired nutrition on their plate. You can take the extra effort to make sure that the vegetables and the fruits are chilled so that your child does not complain about eating them.
  • Encourage your child to be physically active. Take your child to the park and urge him to play and run about with friends. A physically active kid grows faster and stays away from obesity.

Oral Care Tips For Infants

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Oral Care, Oral Care for kidsInfants require all your care and love when they are growing up. While parents make sure that their child gets all the attention he/she deserves, they seem to ignore one important aspect that needs to be taken care of, and that is oral hygiene. Most parents think that oral hygiene is not important till their infants develop milk teeth. This concept is very wrong as infants can be subjected to gum problems even before they develop teeth as their diet consists of milk and juices, all of which can harm the gums if not cleaned properly.

The best way to ensure that your infant gets proper oral care is by wiping his/her gums regularly with a soft cloth and water. This ensures that any residual food in the mouth is wiped clean before the child falls asleep. Oral care is all the more important in kids whose parents have had teeth cavities as the bacteria responsible for it can easily pass from the mother to the child in the first two years.  There are certain measures that can be followed that will prevent your infants from having infected gums, for instance, avoid giving fruit juices to your infant for the first six months.

Clean the gums of the baby before he/she falls asleep and avoid feeding the kid at night multiple times. The worst thing is allowing your kid to fall asleep with milk or any other form of food in their mouth. This leads to bacterial growth in the mouth.

Steps To Avoid Obesity in Childhood

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

child obesity, control obesity, kids healthSteps To Avoid Obesity in Childhood

One thing which leads to several problems in future is obesity during childhood. America has been reported to have the maximum number of obese children in the world. This is very unhealthy. Children who are obese get heart related conditions faster than anyone. That’s why it is necessary to avoid this as soon as possible.

Obesity and hereditary reasons

If obesity is a hereditary condition then you should take your child to the doctor so that some medical help can be taken in order to avoid the condition. A strict diet should be followed in such cases so that the child doesn’t become obese. Reduction in the amounts of fats should be done at home while making food. Avoid eating sugary substances and packaged drinks too.

How to avoid obesity in kids

  • Children live on fast food these days. This should be done but in a limited amount. If your child tends to have fatty foods and cola in school everyday, make sure that you pack his or her lunch. A simple sandwich which doesn’t have too much cheese and butter would do fine.
  • Make sure your child gets enough exercise. If metabolism of the body slows down then a lot of problems might occur. The body tends to store fat more than necessary. Encourage your child to play outside with friends. Let him or her walk the dog once and while. Also making the child join sporting clubs is a good idea.

A healthy diet and enough sleep is all a child needs in order to stay fit, healthy and in shape.