Body image for children with heart diseaseBBody image for children with heart diseaseBody Image for Children with Heart DiseaseEnglishCardiologyTeen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-14T05:00:00ZRoss Hetherington, PhD, C.Psych10.000000000000058.0000000000000193.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about helping those with congenital heart disease have a healthy body image. Read about issues that may arise, such as embarrassment over scars.<br></p><p> It is common for teens with heart conditions to be self-conscious about their appearance. This page outlines ways that you can support them.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Teenagers with heart conditions can experience symptoms obvious to others such as cyanosis, scars, body hair, weight gain and acne, which affect self-confidence and other areas of life.</li> <li> Physical symptoms can be managed or eliminated.</li></ul>
Image du corps pour les enfants atteints d’une cardiopathieIImage du corps pour les enfants atteints d’une cardiopathieBody Image for Children with Heart DiseaseFrenchCardiologyTeen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-14T05:00:00ZRoss Hetherington, PhD, C.Psych10.000000000000058.0000000000000193.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Vous allez apprendre de quelle manière aider les adolescents atteints d’une cardiopathie congénitale à avoir une image corporelle saine. Lisez les renseignements au sujet des problèmes qui pourraient survenir, notamment la gêne par rapport aux cicatrices.<br></p><p>Il est courant que les adolescents atteints d’une cardiopathie soient préoccupés par leur apparence physique. Cette page explique les façons dont vous pouvez les aider.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li>Les adolescents atteints d’une cardiopathie peuvent éprouver des symptômes qui sont évidents pour les autres, par exemple une cyanose, des cicatrices, une pilosité, une prise de poids et de l’acné, lesquels minent leur confiance en eux et d’autres domaines de la vie.</li> <li>Les symptômes physiques peuvent être pris en charge ou éliminés.</li></ul>

 

 

Body image for children with heart disease1709.00000000000Body image for children with heart diseaseBody Image for Children with Heart DiseaseBEnglishCardiologyTeen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-14T05:00:00ZRoss Hetherington, PhD, C.Psych10.000000000000058.0000000000000193.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about helping those with congenital heart disease have a healthy body image. Read about issues that may arise, such as embarrassment over scars.<br></p><p> It is common for teens with heart conditions to be self-conscious about their appearance. This page outlines ways that you can support them.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Teenagers with heart conditions can experience symptoms obvious to others such as cyanosis, scars, body hair, weight gain and acne, which affect self-confidence and other areas of life.</li> <li> Physical symptoms can be managed or eliminated.</li></ul> <h2>Body perception</h2> <p>Some teenagers with certain heart conditions may have to live with symptoms that are obvious to others, like constant cyanosis or fatigue. Others are left with scars from surgery or show the side effects of certain drugs. For instance, steroids can increase hair on the body, as well as acne, while some other heart medications result in weight gain and stretch marks. These effects can cause teenagers to be very self-conscious and lack self-confidence, which affects all areas of life, from relationships to career success. </p> <h2>Building self-confidence in the teenager with CHD</h2> <p>Encourage your child to talk about concerns they may have about physical appearance as it relates to their illness. Be sure that they understand the possible effects of treatment and seek out options for ways to cope with or eliminate side effects. For example, acne concerns might be managed with the help of a dermatologist, by changing the drug dose, or by switching drugs. Discuss ways to answer any questions people may ask about their appearance. Try to involve them in activities in which they take pride (such as music or art), to discourage them from focusing too much on appearance. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/body_image_for_children_with_heart_disease.jpgBody image for children with heart diseaseFalse

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