If every meal with your child is a struggle, leaving you concerned that the problem could be more than a dislike for vegetables, it’s time to find out why. CHOC is nationally recognized for evaluating and treating young children with serious feeding problems, including those who have previously failed outpatient feeding therapy. Learning how to […]
Just like constipation, diarrhea is also a common problem in children of all ages, a CHOC Children’s gastroenterologist says. “There are many different causes from lactose intolerance to celiac disease to structural abnormalities to food allergies to inflammatory issues,” Dr. Mitchell Katz says. Infections are a common cause but so can dietary factors affect stooling. […]
Obesity in children is a major health concern in the United States: Almost 18 percent of children ages 6 to 11 are obese, a significant increase from the 7 percent of kids that age who were obese in 1980. However, an improved diet can go a long way toward overcoming the problem, a CHOC pediatric […]
Stomachaches can be caused by many things, from gas or constipation to stress, overeating, or a contagious stomach bug. Complaints about stomach pain may have nothing to do with the stomach itself; the pain may be coming from another part of the body. Luckily, the majority of kids with abdominal pain do not require urgent intervention.
CHOC Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Mitchell Katz talks with CHOC Radio host Bryan Mundia about the symptoms of stomach aches and pains in children. Dr. Katz says that all pain is real and parents are the key in understanding why their child might be in pain. Dr. Katz also discusses the red flags that may be indicators of potentially more serious gastrointestinal issues.