Obesity

OBESITY

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.

How does one grade weight?

bmi
WHAT-ARE-THE-RISKS-ASSOCIATED-WITH-OVERWEIGHT-AND-OBESITY

What are the risks associated with Overweight and Obesity?

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Infertility
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Back pain
  • Fatty Liver
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Psychological problems
  • Sleep apnoea

What are the simple things one can do to reduce weight?

Burn the calories!

  • Regular walking and exercise
  • Walk/cycle to work than driving a vehicle
  • Use the stairs instead of lift/escalators
  • Walk when talking on the phone for long

Cut the junk!

  • Avoid eating fast food
  • Take more fruits and vegetables
  • Stop fizzy drinks and thick milkshakes
  • Watch what you eat and how much

Spread the news!

  • Involve family and friends
  • Encourage children to play outdoor games
  • Do not reward children with food
  • Reduce watching TV or sitting idle

Take active measures!

  • See an Endocrinologist to rule out other causes for weight gain
  • Eat food as suggested by the Dietician
  • Eat your food on time
  • Don’t skip meals
WHAT-ARE-THE-SIMPLE-THINGS-ONE-CAN-DO-TO-REDUCE-WEIGHT
WHAT-ARE-THE-TREATMENT-OPTIONS-THAT-ARE-AVAILABLE

What are the treatment options that are available?

  • Lifestyle modifications are the first and foremost step towards weight reduction.
  • Customized Diet plans that suit your lifestyle.
  • Specific calorie burning exercises that help lose weight in the right way.
  • Medications that assist weight reduction.
  • Bariatric surgery.