As an experienced paediatric gastroenterologist, Dr Ong’s clinical expertise is in treating children and adolescents with various gastrointestinal, liver and nutrition conditions. At our clinic, we will provide a comprehensive review of your child’s condition and recommend appropriate treatment and investigations.
- Abdominal Pain or Discomfort
- Gastric Pain: Helicobacter Pylori Infection
- Blood in the Stools
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Gastroesophageal Reflux in Babies
- Celiac Disease
- Cow’s Milk Allergy
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Poor Growth & Nutrition
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Liver Conditions
Poor Growth and Nutrition in Children
In early years, children have increased energy and nutrient requirements as they are undergoing rapid growth. In some children, the growth may be poor for various reasons including the following:
- Acute illness
- Chronic illness
- Hormone problems
- Restricted diet
- Feeding problems
If your child has poor growth, it is important that he or she see a specialist for a formal assessment. Depending on the history and physical examination, the doctor will perform appropriate investigations to determine the cause. Treatment will be started depending on the cause of the poor growth.
Got more questions? Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Christina Ong.