The most effective way to prevent heart problems for your child is to ensure a healthy lifestyle. Prevention is the key word. Many times we are able to prevent gaining too much weight, too-high blood pressure, and too-high cholesterol. Unfortunately, obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol may “run in the family.”
Over one-third of children and adolescents are overweight. Many of them will end up with problems of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high bad cholesterol, and low good cholesterol.
At Children's Heart Specialists, PSC, we deal with many children and adolescents with this type of problem. For a thorough evaluation of the patient, we will engage with the patient and the family as a team with healthy goals to deal with the specific problem. Some of our patients may need medical treatment for short or longer periods of time. We will help your child maintain a healthy heart through education and by recommending certain lifestyle changes.
Remember that eating a well-balanced diet, staying physically active, and avoiding too much television or video games are all important to a healthy heart.
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