Shocking Health Issues Kids Can Develop


When you think of health problems that can impact your children, you probably think regarding a common cold or perhaps at most the flu. You might also look for signs that they have cut their knee in a fall or a slip. But there are other health issues that are more common than most parents realise. Some of these are mental, others are physical, and it will be up to you to check for the signs. As a parent, it is your responsibility to check for issues and make sure your child gets the treatment or the help that they need.


Yes, it might sound shocking, but kids can develop tinnitus. It is worth pointing out at this point that tinnitus is not always the sign of a loss of hearing. It’s possible that it’s entirely separate from this issue. It wouldn’t, however, be surprising if your child had suffering hearing damage due to the different sources of loud noises that they are often exposed to. Kids these days wear headphones quite a lot either when listening to music, watching movies or playing video games. That’s why, if you can, you should encourage them to not use headphones, even if the noise will be an annoyance in your home. That way, you can at least keep a check on the typical level of volume that they are using.

A recent study suggested that 41 percent of children tested suffered from tinnitus that was loud enough to bother them. Is there anything you can do? While tinnitus is not curable, it is highly unlikely that the child variation of the issue is irreversible. Your best bet is to book an appointment with an audiologist. Private audiologists can give you expert attention and find the cause of your child’s tinnitus, whatever this may be. It is important to get it checked out as an abnormal growth in the ear can cause this issue.

If your child has developed tinnitus due to excessive noise, you need to make sure you are taking more time to protect them from loud noises. If they have personal music devices, do be aware that you can set the volume in parental settings of most models.



According to the most recent statistics, one in three kids are overweight. That is insane and quite possibly one of the scariest stats about kids health. How does this happen? Well, it’s fair to say that there is a lot of calories, sugar and fat in most of the snacks that are pushed towards kids. Parents have to realise this and keep their children eating as healthy as possible.

The best way to do this is to balance their diet with lots of fruit and veg, nutrients and minerals. Remember, fast food and ready meals that can be heated in minutes are a big mistake. These meals often contain high levels of sugar and use low-quality products. Sugar and sweeteners are also added to give the product some type of flavour.

You also need to make sure that your child is exercising regularly. It’s fair to say that typically, kids will get a certain level of exercise in school, but this isn’t enough to keep them fit in the long term. They should also be engaging in activities outside of education, and you may want to start this earlier than most other parents do. In the past, it was assumed that strength training wasn’t good for kids. In fact, there were various rumours online that strength training would stunt their growth. New research has shown that strength training can actually greatly benefit children. Of course, if you are doing this, you need to make sure that you are working with a professional and that you ensure your child doesn’t take on too much.

Serious Illnesses

While quite rare in children, it is possible for a child to develop a serious illness or condition like cancer. That’s why you do need to keep an eye on your kid’s health. You should be watching out for any abnormal physical changes to their body. For instance, you might notice a lump on their neck. This can be a goitre which is harmless but if it grows or develops it could be a sign of cancer. It’s advisable that you keep a check on changes or symptoms for two weeks. If they don’t disappear in two weeks, it’s best to take your child to see a doctor. They will be able to check that the issue isn’t serious and that your child doesn’t need treatment.


Another mental issue that a child might develop earlier than you’d think is depression. Multiple studies have tried to determine what causes depression in children. We certainly put a lot of pressure on kids these days to perform in school even in the early years. This might be enough to make them feel as though they aren’t good enough which can lead to depressive thoughts.

You also need to watch out for signs of self-harm. A recent report has revealed that children has young as three can be self-harming which is again, a scary thought. It is, however, something you need to be prepared for as parent. Be aware that kids may not self-harm in an area that is easy for you to notice. The thighs are a common area if children want to conceal their scars.

It is important to be able to reach the route cause of the issue here. It could be that the child is being bullied, peer pressure or perhaps there is no specific cause for the depression. It’s at this point that you will need to get your child professional help. Working with a psychologist children can overcome a mental condition like this, but it needs to be recognized first.

We hope you see now that children are more exposed to dangerous peculiar health problems than you think. If you know the signs, you can make sure you handle some of these issues the right way.


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