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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Beware... Obesity is now a global epidemic..

The number of overweight people in industrialized countries has increased significantly in recent years so that the WHO has called it an epidemic. In the States, 69% of the adults are overweight or obese. In Canada, the self-reported data shows that 40% of males and 27% of females are overweight. In India, the figures are not this high but the growth rate is dynamic.

Obese people are at a much higher risk for grave medical conditions such as raging blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, diabetes, gallbladder diseases, and different cancers than people who are healthy.

What are the causes of Obesity?

Obesity occurs when the human body takes in more calories than it burns.  Research shows that in certain cases, certain genetic factors might cause the changes in appetite and fat metabolism that lead to obesity.

Certain medical problems such as binge eating disorder (BED), Cushing’s disease, and polycystic ovary syndrome can also lead to weight gain and obesity. BED is a disorder where a human has repeated episodes of binge eating. During these episodes, the individual eats a huge portion of food quickly and feels a lack of control over eating.

How is it Treated?

Changing your lifestyle
Obesity is managed and treated to decrease the health dangers caused by fatness and to improve the value of life.  What's significant is to eat a healthy, balanced diet to lose weight effectively, and to sustain a healthy weight, requires lifelong modifications in eating and exercise habits as well as an understanding of emotional issues that lead to overindulging. Regular physical activity is a significant part of weight administration.

Medical intervention
Speak to your doctor about whether medications are an option for you. Surgery is only considered when other weight administration options have not been fruitful. There are many forms of obesity opertaions, but often operation reduces the size of the belly so that only a small quantity of food can be eaten comfortably. 

Some of the terms used to describe the operations used to treat obesity include:
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Laparoscopic band surgery
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Stomach "stapling"
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