Eight-month-old Chahat Kumar from Punjab, India was born an average weight, but when she was around four months old she started growing much faster than usual.
The seemingly normal child is severely overweight due to an unknown condition.
Chahat demands more food and milk than most babies her father says.
Confused by Chahat’s condition, her parents consulted a doctor to find out what’s causing her to alarmingly increase in size at such a young age. In order to run some tests, doctors needed her blood sample, however her thick skin prevented them from taking any blood.
In addition to her weight causing complications for doctors trying to take blood, her size has also affected her breathing and sleeping.
Now, around 33 to 37 pounds, doctors have suggested her parents to take her to a pediatric specialist who might have better knowledge of her condition. Unfortunately, Chahat’s family doesn’t have the funds for her to see a specialist, but her parents say that they will continue to look for help for their daughter. One day they hope she will be able to run around and play like a normal child.
As of now her condition is still unknown.