Gaining too much weight during brain tumour treatmentGGaining too much weight during brain tumour treatmentGaining too much weight during brain tumour treatmentEnglishNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous system;Digestive systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZMary Barron, MSc, RD517.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>In-depth information concerning the issues that may arise for your child if he gains too much weight as a side effect of his brain tumour treatment.</p><p>A number of factors can cause weight gain in children with brain tumours:</p> <ul><li>Steroid use: some of the weight gained is caused by water retention, which will be lost when steroid use is stopped. </li> <li>The treatment or type of tumour: children with a tumour located near the hypothalamus may develop uncontrollable appetites. The hypothalamus is a part of the brain that controls eating and appetite. </li> <li>Untreated or undiagnosed hypothyroidism: low levels of thyroid hormones cause the body's metabolism to slow down. </li></ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Children with brain tumours may gain weight due to steroid use, tumour type, hypothyroidism.</li> <li>Try to maintain a healthy weight by being as active as possible and establish healthy eating patterns.</li></ul>
Prise de poids excessive et le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesPPrise de poids excessive et le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesGaining too much weight during brain tumour treatmentFrenchNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous system;Digestive systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZMary Barron, MSc, RD517.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Renseignements approfondis sur les problèmes qui pourraient survenir pour votre enfant s’il gagne trop de poids dans le cadre des effets indésirables de son traitement contre une tumeur cérébrale.</p><p>Un certain nombre de facteurs peuvent causer un gain de poids chez les enfants atteints de tumeurs cérébrales, dont les suivants.</p> <ul> <li>Utilisation de stéroïdes : Une partie du gain de poids provient de la rétention d’eau, et elle sera perdue au moment de l’arrêt de l’utilisation de stéroïdes. </li> <li>Traitement ou type de tumeur : Les enfants qui ont une tumeur située près de l’hypothalamus pourraient développer un appétit incontrôlable. L’hypothalamus est une partie de l’encéphale qui contrôle la consommation de nourriture et l’appétit. </li> <li>Hypothyroïdie non traitée ou non diagnostiquée : De faibles taux d’hormones thyroïdiennes peuvent ralentir le métabolisme du corps. </li></ul><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les enfants atteints de tumeurs cérébrales peuvent prendre du poids en raison de l’emploi de stéroïdes, du type de tumeur et de l’hypothyroïdie.</li> <li>Encouragez votre enfant à maintenir un poids santé en le poussant à être actif et en établissant de saines habitudes alimentaires à la maison.</li></ul>

 

 

Gaining too much weight during brain tumour treatment1404.00000000000Gaining too much weight during brain tumour treatmentGaining too much weight during brain tumour treatmentGEnglishNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous system;Digestive systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZMary Barron, MSc, RD517.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>In-depth information concerning the issues that may arise for your child if he gains too much weight as a side effect of his brain tumour treatment.</p><p>A number of factors can cause weight gain in children with brain tumours:</p> <ul><li>Steroid use: some of the weight gained is caused by water retention, which will be lost when steroid use is stopped. </li> <li>The treatment or type of tumour: children with a tumour located near the hypothalamus may develop uncontrollable appetites. The hypothalamus is a part of the brain that controls eating and appetite. </li> <li>Untreated or undiagnosed hypothyroidism: low levels of thyroid hormones cause the body's metabolism to slow down. </li></ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Children with brain tumours may gain weight due to steroid use, tumour type, hypothyroidism.</li> <li>Try to maintain a healthy weight by being as active as possible and establish healthy eating patterns.</li></ul><p>To try to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, the following guidelines may be helpful for children aged two to 18 years.</p> <ul> <li> Be active.</li> <li> Establish healthy eating patterns.</li> <li> Make healthy food choices.</li> <li> Feel good about yourself.</li></ul> <h3>Be active</h3> <ul> <li> Try to be active every season of the year.</li> <li> Choose different activities you enjoy.</li> <li> Limit TV and computer time.</li> <li> Avoid eating in front of the TV.</li></ul> <h3>Establish healthy eating patterns</h3> <ul> <li> Eat three meals a day. Do not skip meals, especially breakfast.</li> <li> If you are hungry between meals, eat healthy snacks.</li> <li> Eat slowly.</li> <li> See Canada’s Food Guide for Healthy Eating.</li> <li> Avoid drinking pop or juice as they provide empty calories.</li> <li> Eat at home more often.</li> <li> Limit intake of take-out food.</li></ul>Gaining too much weight during brain tumour treatment

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