Does your child suffer from vomiting? Your child might be having appendicitis! Nowadays children have more time for play and less time for health. Because of this your child might eat something quickly that might land him into gastric problems. Some gastric problems might indicate serious diseases. What are the gastric complaints? Read on…
Children have poor knowledge on what to eat and what not to eat. They might munch on some things that might put them in problems. You should rush to the doctor if your child suffers from digestive complaints.
Nowadays children are in a fast-forward mode. They want everything within minutes. They give more time for play and less time for health. They would spend hours together for play but for meals they will grab some thing that is readily available.
CHILDREN AND FOOD
When children grab meals that are readily available, they might prefer fast foods and processed foods.
Fast food might not contain fresh ingredients. The vegetables might be preserved in open for many days. The non-veg ingredients might be from unreliable shops. Hence fast food should be avoided.
Processed food contains many chemicals that are used as preservatives, artificial sweeteners etc. These chemicals are harmful for your child’s health. Your child might not even have the patience to check the expiry date of a chips packet. This small mistake can create problems on the digestive system of your child. Hence educate your children about expiry date and its importance.
When your child consumes foods that he shouldn’t consume, he might get some gastric problems. You shouldn’t ignore these gastric problems.
What are the gastric problems?
The gastric problems are as follows:
- Abdominal pain
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Picky, fussy eating
- Vomiting: Vomitings might indicate serious diseases like appendicitis, intestinal blockages etc. When your child vomits more than once, if there is blood or bile in the vomit, contact a child specialist You should also contact a child specialist if the vomiting is associated with fever, diarrhea, dehydration, decreased urination, dry lips, etc.
- Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain might be caused due to food allergies, appendicitis, irritable bowel syndrome etc. If the abdominal pain is associated with bloating, cramping, nausea or general discomfort contact a child specialist
- Constipation and diarrhea: You should contact your child specialist immediately if your child is not having at least one bowel movement every other day. The problem becomes more serious if the bowel movements are painful, if there is blood in stool you should contact a child specialist
- Gastroesophageal reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux can be caused due to food allergies. Hence you should contact a child specialist immediately if your child suffers from stomach or chest pain, chronic cough, problems in swallowing etc.
- Picky, fussy eating: Picky, fussy eating might mean anorexia or bulimia. You should contact a child specialist immediately if your child suffers from poor weight gain, vomits certain foods, experiences heartburn when he eats, suffers from abdominal pain etc.
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