Obesity after brain tumour treatmentOObesity after brain tumour treatmentObesity after brain tumour treatmentEnglishNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC Mary Barron, MSc, RD7.0000000000000066.0000000000000769.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth discussion of the factors that can affect weight gain in children with brain tumours, and tips for maintaining a healthy weight.</p><p>Weight will be monitored during clinic visits. A healthy diet is very important. Regular physical activity is also crucial. There are some general guidelines to follow for maintaining a healthy weight, but further measures may need to be taken in some cases. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Steroid use, treatment or type of tumour, and hypothyroidism can all affect weight gain in children with brain tumours.</li> <li>If left unmanaged, obesity can lead to other health problems.</li> <li>Children should be as active as possible and establish healthy eating patterns.</li></ul>
Obésité après le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesOObésité après le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesObesity after brain tumour treatmentFrenchNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPCMary Barron, MSc, RD7.0000000000000066.0000000000000769.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discussion approfondie sur les facteurs qui peuvent affecter le gain de poids chez les enfants atteints de tumeurs cérébrales, et conseils pour le maintien d’un poids santé.</p><p>On surveillera le poids pendant des visites cliniques. Il est très important d’avoir une diète saine. Il est aussi essentiel d’avoir une activité physique régulière. Il existe des lignes directrices générales à suivre afin de conserver un poids santé, mais il pourrait falloir prendre d’autres mesures dans certains cas. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>L’emploi de stéroïdes, le traitement ou le type de tumeur de même que l’hypothyroïdie peuvent affecter le gain de poids chez les enfants atteints de tumeurs cérébrales.</li> <li>Si elle n’est pas gérée, l’obésité peut mener à d’autres problèmes de santé.</li> <li>Les enfants devraient être aussi actifs que possible et mettre en place des habitudes de vie saines.</li></ul>

 

 

Obesity after brain tumour treatment1427.00000000000Obesity after brain tumour treatmentObesity after brain tumour treatmentOEnglishNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC Mary Barron, MSc, RD7.0000000000000066.0000000000000769.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth discussion of the factors that can affect weight gain in children with brain tumours, and tips for maintaining a healthy weight.</p><p>Weight will be monitored during clinic visits. A healthy diet is very important. Regular physical activity is also crucial. There are some general guidelines to follow for maintaining a healthy weight, but further measures may need to be taken in some cases. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Steroid use, treatment or type of tumour, and hypothyroidism can all affect weight gain in children with brain tumours.</li> <li>If left unmanaged, obesity can lead to other health problems.</li> <li>Children should be as active as possible and establish healthy eating patterns.</li></ul><h2>What can be done about weight gain?</h2> <p>For weight gain caused by uncontrollable eating, certain strategies may need to be put in place based on the treatment team’s recommendations. A small number of children may need help from a dietitian or behaviour specialist. </p> <p>A number of factors can affect 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. The tumour itself, or the surgery to remove the tumour may damage the hypothalamus. The result is that a child may feel very hungry and eat a lot. </li> <li> Untreated or undiagnosed hypothyroidism: Low levels of thyroid hormones cause the body’s metabolism to slow down. </li></ul> <h2>How will this affect your child’s future?</h2> <p>If it is not managed, obesity can lead to other health problems. These include increased risk of developing high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, various cancers, arthritis, or back pain. However, even a small amount of weight loss can have a positive effect. </p> <figure> <span class="">Weight Control</span> <img /> <figcaption class="“asset-image-caption”">The hypothalamus controls appetite, and the thyroid gland controls metabolism.</figcaption> </figure> <h2>How can you help your child?</h2> <h3>Help your child to 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>Help your child to establish healthy eating patterns</h3> <ul> <li> Eat 3 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 pop or juice as they provide empty calories.</li> <li> Eat at home more often.</li> <li> Limit intake of take-out feed.</li></ul>Obesity after brain tumour treatment

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