Complications from excess Weight - Clinics for children
These clinics are for children aged between 2 -17, who have significant physical or mental health complications due to their overweight (BMI above 99.6th centile). The BMI chart can be found here.
High priority health complications include (but are not restricted to): Type 2 diabetes (and impaired glucose tolerance/’pre-diabetes’, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Benign Intracranial Hypertension, Physical Immobility and Severe Anxiety and Depression relating to physical appearance.
There are other common complications of excess weight in children, some of which either don’t have immediate adverse health implications, or may be managed symptomatically without a multi-disciplinary team approach: raised liver enzymes and ‘fatty liver’, features of polycystic ovary syndrome, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides. We will consider referrals for children and such conditions, particularly those with severe overweight (BMI more than ~3.5 standard deviations above the 99.6th centile).
More information about eligibility criteria and the referral form can be found here.