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Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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I have a problem with appetite of my 10 years old daughter.

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Hi, I have a problem with appetite of my 10 years old daughter. She does not want to eat recently. She spends a lot of time on her plate with food.

Hi, thanks, ***** ***** your query, will be replying in few seconds please. Dr. Yogindra

This could be for couple of reasons - with reduced growth speed, she may not be needing lot of food. Or she may be having some asymptomatic infection like urinary tract infection, which may show up on routine urine testing. Please keep her off any milk, snacks or munching 2-3 hours prior to meal times and give for few days a supplement of B complex vitamins few minutes before both main meals. Good luck to her.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I will follow your advice.
Is it a problem if she does not eat properly in the time when her body starts to grow extremelly?)

Yes, such quiet growth periods are followed by accelerated growth which will accompany increased appetite when infection etc are ruled out by tests.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you!


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