Everything About Obesity and Weight Loss

Everything About Obesity and Weight Loss

The biggest problem that has trapped most of the people, globally, is obesity. Not only are adults and senior citizens the sufferers of obesity but youths and children are also found to be overweighed and obese. There are many medicines, tips, and exercises that claim to reduce your excessive weight and turn you into a slim and perfect model. But, before getting into the weight reduction treatments let's know what actually obesity is and how is it caused.

   What is the meaning of obesity?

The medical condition in which excess fat accumulates in the body to such a large extent that is starts to affect negatively on the health of a person. The muscle mass of the body is increased or excessive fluid, including water, is collected in the body that brings about an increase in the weight of the person.

If a person is obese or not is diagnosed when the BMI (Body Mass Index) is more than 30 kg/m2.

   What is BMI?

Body Mass Index or BMI is measured by dividing the weight of a person by the square of his height. The standard range of BMI is 25 to 30 kg/m2. A person with a BMI of more than 30 kg/m2 is considered as an overweight person and a person with a BMI of less than 25 kg/m2 is termed as an underweight person.

 What are the causes of Obesity and Weight gain?

There are various causes of sudden gain in the weight of a person. Some of them are as follows:-

  1. Hereditary factors. Obesity can be transmitted from parents to children.
  2. Insufficient sleep
  3. Stress
  4. Depression
  5. Hormonal Imbalance
  6.  Cushing's syndrome
  7. craniopharyngioma
  8.  hypothyroidism
  9. Prader–Willi syndrome
  10. insulinoma
  11. Bardet–Biedl syndrome
  12. Carpenter syndrome
  13. Alström syndrome
  14. Cohen syndrome
  15.  What are the Side effects of Obesity?
  16. osteoarthritis
  17. increased number of fat cells
  18. obstructive sleep apnea
  19. diabetes
  20. various some forms of cancer
  21. non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  22. cardiovascular disease
  23. increased tendency to thrombosis
  24. prothrombotic state
  25. How to Lose Weight?

    Obesity is a serious issue but it is certainly not incurable. There are various medical and non- medical treatments for weight loss. Some of which are mentioned below:-

    The first and the foremost treatment of weight loss is dieting. By dieting, it is not always meant to cut out food intake or eat less, but, a proper, healthy and highly nutritious diet. Instead of eating too much at one time and having a long gap between two diets, try to eat in small quantities and at regular intervals. Increase the intake of leafy vegetables, fruits and dry fruits. Avoid oil, fried foods, junk foods, or packed foods.

    Drink lots and lots of water. 5-6 liters of water is very necessary for an adult if he wishes to remain healthy and slim.

    Do physical works and exercises. To avoid excessive weight and cut down the fat from the body, you need to perform a lot of physical activities. Use a cycle or walk instead of using a vehicle if you have to go to some nearby place. Use staircase as an instrument for working out. If you are very fat, go to a gym or join some yoga or fitness class and sweat for an hour every day.

    There are many medicines and surgeries that can melt and destroy the fatty cells from the body and make you fit and fine in a very less time. However, you should make sure that the medicines or surgery you are going to undertake are safe and without any side effect.

    Weight Loss programs are not very difficult to perform. You only need to be determined, live a systematic life and control your hunger curbs.

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