“I have alot of extra padding at the chest.”

This question was submitted to Kids Help Phone by a young person and answered by one of our professional counsellors.

Question

hi um im 11 years old and i have alot of extra padding at the chest is this extra body fat (im over wheight….) but ive been trying to get rid of it by exercise and its not going away im a guy and ive had it for a year and a half or so answer ASAP PLEASE!!!! P.S. Im guessing that i might haft to go to a docter eh?

Answer

I am so glad that you posted about this issue. ‘Cause it is one that surfaces on the phone and on the web. You said that you are overweight. So, this could account for the ‘extra padding.’ However, You were 100% correct, when you said that you need to go to a doctor. ‘Cause we are not mandated to deal with medical issues. A doctor, will conduct a full medical history, as well as suggest an eating and exercise plan that is best for you. In addition, He or she will probably want to monitor you. I hope that this has been a bit helpful! And, I wish you all the best!