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 The best way to treat anorexia in children

The best way to treat anorexia in children






Treating anorexia in children:




 Some parents face the problem of their children not wanting to eat, especially in the stages of slow growth, or for several other factors that may lead to weakness or loss of appetite, but loss of appetite may not be a cause for concern, unless the child suffers from weight loss or wants to appear  Less weight, it can be a symptom of some diseases, so here it requires medical intervention, and there are many ways that help improve children's appetite,



 Among these methods:




 * Medical examination for some diseases. Poor appetite can be treated by discovering and treating diseases that cause the child's unwillingness to eat, such as depression, high white blood cells, intestinal parasites, or anemia. All of these cases are likely to lead to a decrease.  Appetite or extreme fatigue.



 * Exercising in physical activities can improve the fresh air and physical activity the child's appetite, and according to what some research has published, physical activity can help a sick child regain his desire to eat, and this does not necessarily mean that he has to do physical activities for long hours, as walking or  Light physical activities are sufficient.




 * Choose foods rich in beneficial nutrients. The baby's diet should contain various nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. The intake of foods high in fat and sugar, and foods with empty calories, such as drinks should also be reduced.  Fizzy and baked potato chips.



 In addition, you should moderate eating foods rich in fiber because they increase the feeling of satiety for long periods, which may reduce the child's food intake.



 Eating light meals Children with anorexia cannot eat large main meals, so dividing meals into 5-6 smaller meals can improve their appetite and then the meal size can be gradually increased, thus increasing the amount of calories consumed during the day.  The child loves to eat sugars and baked goods. They can be replaced by useful snacks, such as: fruits such as: apples, bananas, or oranges.  Yogurt or milk with fruits.  Salty snacks like popcorn or crackers.  Eating with others can improve the child's appetite, and in order to listen to his meals, he should not eat it alone, but be accompanied by his family or friends.



 * This helps to distract the child from the idea of ​​eating food that he may not want, and thus turning the idea of ​​eating into an enjoyable social activity helps stimulate his appetite.  Not to neglect breakfast Some studies indicated that ignoring breakfast can lead to eating less food during the day, so eating breakfast is one of the important daily rules to improve appetite, and eating it increases the burning of calories during the day and thus increases his sense of hunger.




 * The child's choice of his favorite food, the child's choice of his favorite food can make him inclined to eat more than forcing him to eat a certain type, and helping the child to his mother in preparing his favorite food and making it available at his disposal is always one of the ways that improve his appetite, even if the child prefers to eat foods  Unhealthy, such as fast food, you can try to prepare it at home or add some useful elements to it to make it a healthier meal.




 * Scheduling the child's meals The child asks for food when he feels hungry, but when he suffers from anorexia, his request to eat cannot be relied on, so meal times can be scheduled to remind parents to feed the child to ensure that he gets all his food needs.  A food diary can be placed in which each meal or snack is recorded to estimate the child's food consumption and to know the level of improvement in his appetite.




 * Drinking nutritious drinks Children who suffer from loss of appetite do not feel hungry sometimes or they may feel not wanting to chew food, it is possible for the child to drink nutritious drinks to increase the consumption of calories, such as replacing part of the child's meal with a nutritious drink such as natural juices or juices with added milk  Or yogurt,




 * But it is easy to fill the stomach with fluids, so pay attention not to drink water or juices before or during the meal, until the child is finished with his food.  Use of spices and herbs Eating some types of foods can lead to a feeling of bloating and bloating, and some types of herbs and spices that repel gases help to expel gases and improve appetite, and these types include fennel, mint, black pepper, coriander, ginger, and cinnamon, and herbs and spices add a scent to the child's food.  A distinctive appetite and flavor that increases the child's desire to eat his food.


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 Food supplements that improve appetite The child may suffer from a lack of some vitamins and minerals that affect the appetite, but in cases of poor appetite in children, you must consult a doctor before starting to give it to them, and we mention, including: Zinc: Zinc deficiency can affect the sense of taste, as well as  It causes changes in appetite.  Thiamin: Thiamine can increase energy spent at rest, increase appetite, and aid in weight loss.




 Fish oil: It can stimulate the appetite, improve digestion, and reduce the feeling of bloating or satiety that would make the child eat larger quantities.  Causes of loss of appetite There are many reasons that may lead to a decrease in appetite, including some stages of the child's growth or infection with some diseases, and among the most important causes of weakness or loss of appetite are the following: Food allergy.  Psychiatric disorders such as stress, depression and anxiety.  Excessive intake of milk or juice between meals.  Hereditary predisposition.  Digestive disorders.
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