Childhood Obesity (Diseases and Disorders) by M. N. Jimerson

By M. N. Jimerson

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Hyperglycemia is a condition where blood sugar levels are too high. It can be caused by eating too much, getting too little exercise, having an illness, or forgetting to take medications on time. Over time, hyperglycemia can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels, gums, and teeth. In addition to these complications, “data shows that a child under age 14 who develops Types 2 diabetes loses as much as 27 years from his or her life span,”11 says William Klish of Texas Children’s Hospital.

Parents may not have the time or energy to Today, due to many reasons, children watch more television and engage in too little physical activity. supervise or participate in outdoor play or activities, thus modeling unhealthy behaviors for their children. Children living in low-income communities are at greater risk for obesity than those living in wealthier communities. Their parents are more likely to have to work longer hours to meet living expenses and are unable to afford a babysitter or other supervision for their children while they are at work.

The top of the lower jejunum is attached to the upper, smaller stomach pouch through an incision to form the Roux limb, or food channel. The bottom of the upper jejunum is rejoined to the small intestine at a point lower down the jejunum to form the bileopancreatic limb. The result is a Y shape consisting of roux limb, bileopancreatic limb, and lower small intestine. the lower stomach and enters the small intestine rapidly, triggering the body to pull water from the bloodstream to dilute it. Symptoms, which last thirty to forty minutes, include dizziness, rapid heartbeat, cold sweats, anxiety, cramps, and diarrhea.

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