If there are digestive problems in childhood, the nutrients of the food cannot be properly absorbed in the intestinal tract. As a result, the child suffers from malnutrition. Children sometimes have digestive problems with several types of nutrients at once, or sometimes only with certain types of nutritional indigestion. However, all types of indigestion in the child have long-term diarrhea, which complicates the indigestion problem in the child.
Illness of the child’s metabolic process depends on its severity and type.
The main symptoms of indigestion in children from zero to 3 years of age are diarrhea, bloating or bloating and weight gain. The fat under the baby’s muscles dries out, causing the arm and waist muscles to sag. Since the energy stored in the body of a child at this age is low, the child loses weight within a very short time of suffering from this disease and his physical growth is hampered.
The causes of indigestion in children are various. Some ideas can be found by looking at specific symptoms. For example, if you cannot tolerate cow’s milk, the baby may have rash around the mouth with symptoms of indigestion, wheezing. In sugary or sucrose foods, indigestion is accompanied by excessive stools. Stools become quite foul smelling when indigestion of protein foods. If the child suffers from indigestion due to metabolic deficiency of food produced from the pancreas, then the color becomes white-yellowish color like stool paste.
What to do
Diagnosis of indigestion in a child may require special tests such as stools, biochemical tests, and intestinal biopsies with a thorough disease history. Following the advice of a pediatrician, the child should be diagnosed and treated for certain metabolic disorders.