After going through a medical checkup, DongDong discovered that he had fatty liver and high blood sugar – a form of child obesity. Doctors devised a treatment which consists of taking oral Chinese medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cures and massages.
During the treatment, he was reluctant to keep active. It was only after doctors and nurses gave him lots of encouragement that he began to exercise.
Incredibly, this kid managed to reduce his weight down to 156 lbs (71kg) from a previous weight of 269 lbs (122kg) in just 10 months. He is now taller by 4 cm and stands at 1.38 meter (4.5 feet) tall. In addition, his waistline has reduced from 52 inches to 33 inches. He no longer has a double chin, and his belly has been significantly reduced, thus making him a much happier and healthier kid.
An additional 3 months of medicine were prescribed and doctors said that if he continues to eat right and keep active, he will continue to lose another 6.6 lbs (3 kg) to 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg).