Having children can often be a frightening experience. Part of the reason for that is that there are many issues that can arise, and one of the most worrying of these is their health. With all kinds of things that can crop up in terms of a child’s health, it’s incredibly important that you are aware of some of the most common so that you’re able to take appropriate action as and when you might need to. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the main health concerns in children you might want to keep an eye out for.
I am not a medical professional. Speak with your doctor before changing anything with your healthcare regimen.
Cerebral Palsy is a relatively common condition/group of disorders which affects a child’s life in many diverse and varied ways. It’s certainly something that you want to look out for, because if your child does have it, then you’ll need to get them appropriate help, whether you talk to a nurse, doctor, or whomever can offer help. Cerebral palsy will generally show up a couple years after birth, and the first signs might be that they are struggling to move their body normally. They also might have difficulty with expressive language. This is when you know it’s time to get some help.
Asthma is another condition that affects a lot of children. It’s normally fairly treatable, although it can vary a lot in severity. However, if you’re not treating it right, then it can be problematic and possibly deadly. Signs of asthma often include shortness of breath and wheezing, potentially starting at a young age.
Obesity often develops slowly over time if the conditions are right. Obesity can also develop quickly, dependent on how much you move your body vs what/how much food you put in. It’s important to be cautious and proactive, especially because being obese is linked strongly to all kinds of other health issues, especially heart disease. Even just being obese for a short time in childhood can affect a person’s health for life. It’s important you are keeping their diet healthy and not allowing them to get too overweight.
There are also a whole range of birth injuries that can occur to any child. Although not much can be done about preventing these (except preparing to have a safe birth), it’s something that you should be aware of, so that you know what approach to take should it happen to your own child.
Those are just some of the health concerns to watch out for when it comes to your children to help them be healthy and happy. Always speak with your doctor about any concerns!
Thank you for reading!