Obesity is classified when the BMI of the individual is above 30. For those who know less about it, the body mass index or BMI is the measurement of the body mass with respect to the height. Though in clinical evaluation, one’s gender, age, and level of fitness are also calculated. Obesity is termed as an illness as it brings several other medical complications along with it if left untreated for long. These illnesses include sleep apnea, hypertension, asthma, heart diseases, cholesterol, and respiratory diseases and more. Obesity can be effectively resolved through weight reduction surgery. Today we are going to discuss one such particular respiratory disease, namely Sleep Apnea and how it can be resolved. But let’s start by understanding them separately, a little. What is Obesity? Obesity is a metabolic disease in which the person begins accumulating too much fat, to a limit when it starts to interfere with everyday life and adversely affects health. Obesity – A
One in every Indian is either overweight or obese. This is a very startling statement which should motivate us to make healthier lifestyle and diet choice every day. However, it is often much more difficult to do rather than just to say. Thankfully, there are several weight loss surgery procedures that are helping obese individuals to regain health and ideal body weight. However, there are some prerequisites that one has to follow in order to undergo weight reduction surgery. A higher than normal BMI is the first and foremost factor for considering a surgical remedy for obesity. For those who know very little of the same, Body Mass Index or more commonly known as BMI is the ratio of an individual’s weight by the square of their height. The resulting number helps with the classification of the body type. We are hereby offering some general guidelines that make an individual, a suitable candidate for obesity surgery. 1. Having A BMI
Obesity is a medical condition when a person accumulates too much body weight, even to an extent that it can start bringing many other associated illnesses. Let’s take a look at some of them, along with understanding how weight reduction helps to deal with it. 1. Osteoarthritis It is the medical condition, in which the bones and joints of the body start to have inflammation and pain. This happens as the obesity burdens the skeletal system drastically and leads to osteoarthritis, mostly in the lower body skeletal system, such as in hips, knees, ankles, lower back, etc. 2. Respiratory Illness The capacity of the lungs to perform functionally is severely challenged after gaining weight. Thus, extra body weight causes several respiratory complications. It can range from a mild case of breathlessness to major episodes of asthma. 3. Sleep Apnea It is somewhat correlated to the previous condition itself. Sleep apnea is one such severe breathing condition, which is triggered when
Obesity is a global threat that is looming over the entire world in recent time. According to bariatric surgeons, mindless eating and overconsumption of fast food is the main reason for the same, which often is also accompanied by the lack of adequate exercise. To deal with obesity, many individual try out various dieting plan and remedies, without understanding its viability and side effects. Intermittent fasting is considered as one such presumed technique that can help with weight loss. Today, we will discuss what is it and why it is bad for health, along with an effective way to resolve obesity. What Is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for an eating pattern. Fasting in these cases does not imply that the person will not consume food at all, but they will simply control how much they eat and when. This fasting regime consists of some fast days and some cheat/feast days. On the fast days, the person
Obesity in children and women is a undesired disease which is the root cause of many health problems that we are seeing day to day. A recent annual conference of Obesity surgeons from across the world discussed this new occurrence amongst our young Indians. This led me to think about the root cause. Let’s talk. Obesity in children should be prevented. Parents should not be over-feeding their children with high-calorie, easy snacks like chips, cakes, pastries, chocolates. Effort taken to provide them healthy diet and lot of outdoor activity should go a long way towards ensuring healthy life for your kids in future. Mothers should learn to cook healthy meals. Ensure your child utilize their games period well and don’t let teachers take away that games time to complete their syllabus. Be a responsible parent. Talk to teacher or principal. Also stick to rules when allowing your child to view TV. Allow limited 30 minutes only if one plays outdoor.
‘Women’s health needs to be in front and center – it often isn’t but it needs to be.’ As rightly said by Cynthia Nixon, a renowned American actress, politician, and activist, women’s health needs much more priority than it gets. Apart from deadly health threats like cancers, one major health condition threatens their health all around the globe is obesity! Today, let’s discuss why women are often more prone to weight gain and how it can be addressed. Weight gain is mostly due to the imbalance of calorie intake and calories burnt. This is true for both men and women. Thus a determined, health-conscious individual of either gender often stays in shape through their life. However, the morphological difference between the genders makes women more susceptible to weight gain. It usually starts with puberty as women’s body begins to develop feminine features like breasts and more prominent thighs and buttocks. These tissues are mostly made up of fat and start