An 8-month-old girl weighs 17 kilograms, and doctors cannot diagnose her

An 8-month-old girl weighs 17 kilograms, and doctors cannot diagnose her

Categories: Children | Health and Medicine

Eight—month-old Chahat Kumar weighs 17 kilograms - the same as the average child at 4 years old. Doctors worry about her constant appetite — but her parents blame the unhealthy appetite of the daughter of God. Because of the excess weight, it is difficult for the girl to breathe and even sleep. In addition, she has abnormally dense skin, which complicates the blood test, and her family does not have enough money to go to a good doctor.

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An 8-month-old girl weighs 17 kilograms, and doctors cannot diagnose her

Little Chahat Kumar from Punjab is constantly hungry and gaining more weight every day.

An 8-month-old girl weighs 17 kilograms, and doctors cannot diagnose her

Chahat was born with a normal weight, and began to get fat only at four months. Her 23-year-old father, Suraj Kumar, tells: "When Chahat was born, she was completely normal. Then we began to notice that her weight was increasing dramatically, day after day. It's not our fault. God gave her such a feature. It is not in our power to change this. I feel bad when someone laughs at her."

An 8-month-old girl weighs 17 kilograms, and doctors cannot diagnose her

The girl's mother, 21-year-old Rina, has already lost one child: "We had a son, but he died young, and then Chahat was born. I'm worried about her health. She doesn't eat like a normal child — she eats all the time. And if we don't give her food, she starts crying. It requires walking, but due to excessive weight, we can't carry it on our hands for a long time. That's why we walk only close to home."

An 8-month-old girl weighs 17 kilograms, and doctors cannot diagnose her

 

An 8-month-old girl weighs 17 kilograms, and doctors cannot diagnose her

 

An 8-month-old girl weighs 17 kilograms, and doctors cannot diagnose her

Family doctor Vasudev Sharma explained that due to the difficulties with the blood test, it is difficult to diagnose the girl: "This is the first time I have seen a child gain so many kilograms by the fifth month of life. It is impossible to take blood from the girl, because there is too much fat on her body — because of this, the analysis cannot be done properly. We have tried many times. Her skin is so dense that we can't even diagnose her."

An 8-month-old girl weighs 17 kilograms, and doctors cannot diagnose her

Dr. Sharma advised the family of a specialist from a hospital in the city of Amritsar, but so far the family cannot afford this trip. The doctor is sure that the girl's condition needs to be monitored: "Her weight is growing too much, it needs to be controlled. She needs to eat less. Now she eats as much as a ten-year-old child."

An 8-month-old girl weighs 17 kilograms, and doctors cannot diagnose her

Rina Kumar dreams that everything will be fine for her daughter: "We want Chahat to be able to play like all normal children. We don't want her to have difficulties in the future."

Keywords: Poverty | Disease | India | Obesity

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