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Dr Phalguna Kousika K
Specialist Pediatrician
Aster Clinic
Tourist Club Area
Abu Dhabi, UAE

For an appointment, Call now +971 26456100

About
Dr.Phalguna Kousika

Dr. Phalguna Kousika K is an experienced Pediatrician currently working in Aster Clinic, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

He has graduated in Medicine from Manipal University, India. He is trained in Pediatrics, with an MD postgraduate degree from Manipal University, India.

He has an experience of 7 years in the branch of Pediatrics and has moved to UAE in 2020.

He is known for his clinical skills, care, and compassion demonstrated. 

His areas of interest are childhood allergy and asthma, childhood obesity, newborn care, and infant feeding, pediatric infectious disease.

 

Health Posts
Jan 20, 2021

The collateral effects of Lockdown: Childhood overweight and Childhood Obesity

Due to the COVID 19 Lockdown, children are missing on scheduled schools hours, activity while transport to school, scheduled physical activity in schools and after schools hours, well-balanced meals and snacks.

They have a more sedentary life and increased intake of snacks rich in sugars and processed foods.

This leads to increasing their weight in an unhealthy way and eventually overweight/obesity.

Most of the scientists and public health bodies are predicting and already witnessing a sudden rise in childhood overweight and obesity.

Let's fight the hidden epidemics like Childhood Obesity.

Choose for your child

Scheduled class hours
Regular family activity and interactive sessions
Regular aerobic physical activity (Walking, cycling, swimming)
Avoid stress eating or munching as they are bored
Limited screen time
Peer interaction by video calls
Adequate pep talks
Adequate sleep Hours
Lots of TLC (Tender Love and Care)

#obesity #COVID19 #lockdown #childhoodobesity

Dec 31, 2020

Constipation in Children : Asterclinic , Tourist Club Area
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Dec 30, 2020

Its time for a walk with your child.

Children are most affected because of the COVID Lockdown.

Outdoor interaction and playing with peers is important for a steady and stable development of a child.

Lockdown has forced children to stay at home.

It is time to stay safe and within the Govt rules, to go for outdoor activities for children like walking and cycling !!

Outdoor exposure, regular physical activity and adequate sunlight exposure maintain the emotional, physical and mental health of children.

Stay safe. Social distance. Wear Mask. Walk with your child.

Sep 8, 2020

Protect your children from Flu infection and reduce the severity with FLU Vaccine.
Amid the pandemic, it is flu season coming up.
Flu symptoms can be similar to that of COVID 19 and so can be misleading.

Book now and visit our clinic for your FLU shot.

Visit my new website at www.thechildcareforum.com

Aug 10, 2020

Iron is very essential for the growth and functioning of children. Children should receive an iron-rich diet. Watch the video to know more.

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Jul 20, 2020

Obesity in Children-High Sugar High Salt is High Risk
Almost one-third of children are obese in many countries. Obesity in children has increased in recent decades owing to the change in food and lifestyle cultures, starting from within the womb till the school hours.
What kids eat add a significant contribution to their overweight !!
Similar to adults, children also have many diseases and risks associated with obesity. The wordle sums up them.
#Act now for a #healthier generation !!
#Healthy diet makes a #healthy child !!

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Jul 18, 2020

In the coming winter, we have a risk of catching the Flu.
With ongoing pandemic and better hygiene practices, it is difficult to predict the risk or possibility of flu season.
Nevertheless, it is our responsibility to protect children, the elderly, and low immune people, especially.

Ask your doctor regarding the flu shot! Get one before this winter!

Jul 15, 2020

SCREEN TIME- Too Much Is Too Bad !!

Higher screen time can hinder your child's emotional , mental and physical growth !!
Higher screen time can cause Obesity , Sleep problems , Emotional bluntness , Poor social skills , Speech problems , Anxiety , digital eye strain and also a risk of future heart disease.

Reducing the screen time improves your child's attention , sleep and social interaction !!

(Lockdown, Covid could have pushed many children to use more screen time !! Alternatives can be interactive activities like games with people , toys , Role play games , Drawing , Music , Helping out with chores at home )

Jun 15, 2020

Vaccines

You must have seen multiple schedules of vaccination for children. Ever wondered what`s the difference?

Vaccine schedule(Immunization schedule) many of the clinics, hospitals, or doctors follow is the one recommended by local Government authority. This is the bare minimum number of vaccines advised.

There are other organizations which suggest vaccine schedule to the public and also Governments. These are usually additional vaccines.

Your doctor/clinic/hospital may suggest a combination of schedule to ensure adequate Vaccination of your child.

Discuss with your pediatrician regarding the schedule followed.

Jun 9, 2020

Immunization in Children Across Countries πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬

The vaccination schedule is based on the specific country's Govt schedule and guidelines.

However, the majority of vaccines in less than 1 year are very similar across the borders. For example, UAE and Asian countries have similar vaccination schedules except for minor variations in the timing of the vaccines and combinations.

Follow the page for more posts with further comparison and information !!

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Aster Dar-Alshifa Medical Center, Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates

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+971 2645 6100 , +971566031989

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Hours Monday - Sunday:

10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm