Anurag, a 12-year-old child living in a small village in Agra, was suffering from obesity from an early age. The disease became so severe that he started having difficulty in breathing and had to resort to ventilator. An intelligent child, he also had to compromise with studies.
The problem of hypothyroidism also surrounded him. His parents knew that the child was suffering from obesity but their financial conditions rendered them helpless. But one day they came to know about Dr. Mohit Bhandari and felt that the child could get a new life.
Dr. Mohit Bhandari of Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics Center of Indore has been relieving people from obesity by performing bariatric surgery in India and abroad. He also regularly organize awareness camps to educate people about this silent killer disease. When he setup his camp in Agra, Anurag’s father Naresh read about it in the newspaper and took the child to the camp. After a thorough checkup, Dr. Bhandari advised that the child should immediately undergo surgery. The child’s father agreed and Anurag underwent underwent successful bariatric surgery in Indore. Later Dr. Bhandari told that the liver of the child too had become very large and had reached the stage of Cirrhosis. After one month, hydrotherapy was given to Anurag and callipers were placed to fix the crooked legs due to abnormal weight gain.
Obesity in children is increasing rapidly and affects 10 to 15 percent of children aged 6 to 16.
It leads to other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, depression etc. Dr. Mohit explained that due to delay in treatment of childhood obesity, disorders related to protein, vitamins and hormones also arise. Later, aggravation in condition occurs with aging. Recent research has shown that the growth of organs in children has become similar to adult man and this is the reason why they are experiencing diseases like elders.