Doctors perform surgery on 10-year-old who weighs 190 kg

The Asian Age With Agency Inputs

Life, Health

Ayra is too heavy to go to school due to noodle and cola addiction.

He stays home all day (Photo: YouTube)

Junk food and unhealthy dietary habits have left children and teenagers vulnerable to several health issues resulting from being overweight. While a lot of children across the world struggle with obesity, the situation can deteriorate to the extent of being shocking in some cases.

A 10-year-old boy from Indonesia seems to be paying the price for an unchecked habit of drinking cola and eating noodles, as he weighs close to 190 kg at such a young age. Ayra’s parents said that even after eating five meals a day of rice, noodles and meat every day, the child was hungry, and this alerted them.

Doctors were shocked to see Ayra’s condition and put him on a strict diet, but that was in vain as he just won’t lose weight. They finally opted for a surgery to reduce the size of his stomach. Ayra went on to lose 16 kg after the surgery and has recently lost another 2 kg.

Ayra’s weight was too much for the frame of a 10-year-old and avoided him from standing. He stayed home all day bathing in a pool since walking to school was impossible and his parents couldn’t find clothes to fit him.

Doctors are now monitoring his weight loss and feel that in a year he will be less than 100 kg, as his appetite will decrease with reduction in hunger hormone levels.

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