Lydia Tinajero-Deck, MD
Primary Care Pediatrician
Co-director, Healthy Hearts Program, Division of Cardiology
Residency: Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Board Certification: Pediatrics
Language(s): English, Spanish
Dr. Tinajero-Deck is an expert on pediatric weight management and healthy nutrition. She has given several lectures and presentations on how children can overcome overweight/obesity problems and maintain a healthy lifestyle. She is co-director of Children’s Healthy Hearts Program, a multi-disciplinary team driected to help kids and families with overweight management.
The childhood obesity epidemic has led to children being diagnosed with diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension at younger and younger ages. A generation ago, only middle-aged adults and senior citizens had these illnesses. One of the most severe problems for obese children is sleep apnea, interrupted breathing while sleeping. This sometimes leads to problems with learning and memory. Obese children have a high incidence of orthopedic problems, liver disease and asthma.
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