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13 Jul 2005

Overweight 6 year old
Hi there doc, my 6 year old has put on weight and is now tipping the scales at 30kg although she is a child I still feel i should try to help her being more active and eating better - would you recommend any programmes that both of us could go on? she has also started perspring and I didnt think this is normal for a girl her age I've read your replies to excessive perspiration but would like to know if the deos you suggested and methods to use would be suitable for children?
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01 Jan 0001

Di, before you do anything you need to make sure there isn’t an underlying problem like an under active thyroid gland. The best would be to take her to the paediatrician and make sure. Good luck.
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