Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Obesity - A Barricade To Your Happiness

Food along with nutrients helps in maintaining a healthy body and the calories are essential for energy. Consuming more calories than we burn, converts extra calories into fat and is stored in the body. Regular intake of calorie dense foods lead to overweight and obesity.

Obesity, accumulation of excessive fat, is considered as a chronic condition like other ailments. When the Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than 30, then the condition is called as obesity. If you are suffering from obesity, losing weight can prevent some of the ailments.


The reasons behind obesity are many:

  • Consuming too much of calories
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Not having enough sleep
  • Certain medications put weight
  • Diseases such as PCOS, Insulin resistance, Hypothyroidism
  • Genetic run
  • Psychological factors


Health risks associated with obesity:

Obesity if left untreated, progresses to morbid obesity and may pave path to many dreadful diseases. Morbid Obesity is associated with many dangerous diseases such as Hypertension, Insulin resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Congestive heart failure, Myocardial infarction, Cancer, Gallstones, Sleep apneas, Osteoarthritis, Polycystic ovaries, Infertility, Low self esteem and Depression. Obesity is in fact now the leading cause of cancers, even more than smoking.
In general, obesity is quantified with body fat, weight to height table, Body Mass Index.

Obesity treatment varies from person to person. Hence, it is quite important to talk to your doctor regarding the condition and discuss treatment options. Initially, some behavioral modifications  are advised such as
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Engaging in extracurricular activity
  • Changing eating habits
  • Setting weight management goals

The Bariatric procedure is recommended by the weight loss surgeon when the BMI is greater than 32.5.  This surgical treatment helps the patient to shed down the extra weight, almost 80% or more of excess weight is lost. Bariatric surgery does not only reduce the weight, but also shields the person from associated dreadful diseases. There are various types of bariatric procedures and they may be either malabsorptive or restrictive or a combination of both. The type of surgery depends on the results of pre-operative investigations,, age of the person, BMI, diet and co morbidities.

Max Super Specialty Hospital is a leading hospital which provides obesity treatment in New Delhi. Dr. Nikhil Agnihotri is an ace weight loss surgeon in India who has been performing all types of obesity surgery in India successfully.
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