Children & Adolescent Weight Management

Childhood weight is never a fun issue to discuss, however, it needs to be addressed and we commend you for looking into overweight and obesity treatments for your child. Family Weight & Wellness Clinic and Medi-Spa provides the most innovative doctor-supervised dietary treatment and maintenance programs available for many children who require weight loss and management. Weight loss doctor Larry Richardson, MD has 30 years of experience in the field of bariatric medicine and weight management, having won numerous awards in the weight management field.

There are many factors that go into dealing with obesity in children. Our first step is to determine what those factors are through a comprehensive physical and blood work, including complete blood counts, thyroid and lipid panels. Some of the factors could be medical, while emotional issues may also contribute to the inability to maintain a healthy weight. We take a holistic approach, treating physical as well as mental health aspects to weight loss and management.

Long-Term Consequences of Childhood Obesity

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese in 2012, and this number has increased since then and is only expected to rise. Children who are overweight are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, as well as cardiovascular problems.

The long-term consequences of childhood obesity can lead to an adult life with a higher risk for cancers, type 2 diabetes, and stroke. The doctors and staff at Family Weight and Wellness Clinic can help stop this cycle, combining our years of experience with proven tools to build new lifestyle habits.

Lifelong Habits to Promote a Healthy Weight

The key to turning around childhood obesity is education in dietary choices, lifestyle changes and the treatment of medical concerns contributing to excess weight. One of the many tools we can use is nutraceuticals, which are a healthy source of essential vitamins and minerals designed to naturally assist the body’s weight loss and maintenance efforts.

Meal planning is one of our most valuable tools to manage weight long term. Learning about food, including food prep and cooking, can be an enjoyable way for children to make healthier choices. Exercise education will help your child learn to be more active in a safe manner. During our program, your child will receive personal attention, and learn new behaviors to promote lifelong health habits.

Is your child dealing with the consequences of being overweight, or do you want to treat the issues now to prevent problems in the future? Please bring your child into our childhood overweight and obesity clinic for a confidential visit with one of our certified weight loss experts in Spring, Texas. Call today (281) 292-2300 or request an appointment online.