Importance of Fluid and Ion Body for Children
Jakarta – Children need a balanced nutrition and adequate fluids under various conditions. This is to support the growth process, both in good health as well as illness such as fever, diarrhea, or dengue fever.
“Early age is the most important for child development. At the age of 2-3 years first is the golden period in ensuring optimum growth process. Process to achieve optimal growth and development in children, then that should be considered not only the nutritional aspect, but also needs body fluids., and meeting the needs of the body fluids, keep in mind the balance of water and electrolytes, “says Dr. Titis Prawitasari, Section of Child Health FK UI / RSCM Sub Specialist Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases Conference Pocari Sweat in the event that the theme of The Importance of Nutritional Adequacy and Body Fluids in Children.
Pocari Sweat The event was held to educate the public on the importance of body fluids and ions to the children every day.
One of the conditions that cause pain severe enough dehydration in children is diarrhea. Based on the Basic Health Research conducted by the Ministry of Health Research and Development Agency in 2007, diarrhea disease is the leading cause of death for infants and children under five in Indonesia.
Therefore, the need for early treatment to provide adequate fluid intake to replace fluids lost during diarrhea children.
“Diarrhea in children is a disease that should not be taken lightly by the people. Higher mortality due to diarrhea in children aged 1-4 years require adequate treatment. Therefore, the condition of diarrhea, the patient should consume enough fluids for rehydration, which also contains electrolytes to restore electrolytes lost during diarrhea, ” said Dr. Muzal Kadim, The FK UI Pediatrics / Children’s Gastroenterology Specialist Sub RSCM.
This year, the event Pocari Sweat Conference 2013 held from February 16 to October 5, 2013 in 15 cities, Bandung, Jakarta, Denpasar, Malang, Solo, Surabaya, Pontianak, Semarang, Makassar, Palembang, Medan, Manado, Yogyakarta, Balikpapan, Bogor .
According to Ratna Yudythia, head of scientific and consumer care, PT Amerta Indah Otsuka, Pocari Sweat Conference is an annual event held by PT Amerta Indah Otsuka as a commitment of the company to share health-related information and products to consumers.
“We hope Pocari Sweat Conference in 2013 can provide a lot of useful health information to the public, especially to the parents to produce a healthy Indonesian children,” he said in a press release received here on Monday (2/25).
This year, Pocari Sweat Pocari Sweat also introduced the 900 ml pack is aimed at families. Through this campaign, Pocari Sweat Indonesia hopes that relatives can be maintained in adequate fluids and free from dehydration and Indonesian children can grow flowers with optimal.