What is poor weight gain?
When a child gains weight at a slower pace than other children of the same age and sex, it is a condition of poor weight gain. Some children have issues in gaining weight from birth itself, and some others gain weight for a while and then the procedure slows down. Poor weight gain is not a disease or disorder in itself but a symptom. There could be various causes for this condition such as inadequate intake of calories, improper absorption of nutrients, increased metabolism, etc. It is estimated that around 1-5% of children have poor weight gain. Such children generally experience sadness, anger, poor concentration levels, and absentmindedness.
Signs and Symptoms:
- No change in weight of the child for more than three months
- No or less increase in height compared to others of the same age
- Fatigue, dizziness
- Easily prone to infections
- Eating and mood disorders
Why choose Homeopathy?
Homeopathy treatment is very safe for children and doesn’t have any side effects. Usually, children don’t show interest in taking medicines but, due to the sweet pills given as a part of homeopathic treatment, children take a liking towards the medicines and take them without fail. Homeopathic treatment involves administering tonics and medicines that boost appetite, improve digestion and nutrients’ absorption. It also simultaneously treats the underlying illnesses and disorders thereby enhancing the overall health of the child.