The teenage years which see an often awkward transition between childhood and adulthood can leave parents in a dilemma as to how to respond to the needs, both medical and emotional, of their growing teenagers. Do they consult a paediatrician or an adult physician?
Parents rarely complain that their child is too fat. Many think that plumpness in children is a sign of good health and wellbeing. However, obesity, or being overweight can cause serious health consequences both in childhood as well as later on.