Obesity

Binging And Purging – Why This Weight Loss Mantra Is A Must-Avoid

If you simply type the terms ‘weight loss tips’, the internet will flood with hundreds of results. The concept of ‘binging and purging’ is kind of new thing that is being adopted by many people in the western countries. It is considered as a weight loss tip, but obesity surgery doctors and any sane person even with a minute knowledge of the human body and diet strictly argues against it. Let’s understand what it is, in details. The practice comprises of 2 events, namely the binging and the purging. As the terms, itself suggests the binging comprises of mindless eating in a short period of time and many overweight individuals are quite familiar with it. Purging, on the other hand, means getting rid of and is practiced by removing the food from the body as soon as possible. As most of you are familiar that digestion takes about 6-8 hours and a total of 10-12 hours to eliminate from the

Is Obesity A Rich Man’s Illness – A Comparative Study

Until 5-6 decades ago, obesity was considered as an illness only those with high bank balance can ‘afford’ to have. The most common image of obesity was linked to a fat child, feasting upon cupcakes, or a rich man lying off the entire day. In general, it was a disease only people of high economic strata can ‘afford’ to have. But as per the statistics of obesity treatment sought in India in the past few decades, the socio-economic strata is not a relevant factor anymore. Let’s discuss that in details. The prevalence of obesity is reinforced by the fact that one out of every 5 Indians is either overweight or obese. It counts for 20 % Indian population with unhealthy body weight. The people who are suffering from obesity are increasing in both urban and rural areas rapidly. In fact, the count of people who are both obese and have lower income is very high as compared to their counterpart

Are You Encouraging Your Teen Towards Obesity?

Today’s family structure is mostly nuclear type, comprising of parents and children and more recently just one child. It is not surprising to find them, treating them to their fullest. This ‘love treats’ are doing more harm than good. Making them feel loved and safe is one thing, but stuffing them with junk food is a bad idea. The situation of teen obesity needs to be addressed as the number of teens seeking fat loss surgery is increasing sharply. It is true that children need to consume more nutritious food in their growing years. But these should include plenty of green veggies, fresh fruits, lentils, Indian bread, milk, etc., not highly processed pizza, burger, and sugar loaded milkshakes. In fact, it is best to refrain them as much as possible. Now it is kind of very challenging to avoid them altogether, being a teen with the social circle and get togethering. These days, a family with both the spouse working

Finding Stretch Marks On Your Belly Recently? Know What Might Be The Cause

One day you take a good look at your self-proclaimed ‘not-so-bad-shaped’ body in the mirror. The curves and flaps look the same, but wait, isn’t that a stretch mark right across the belly? It looks like an injury, but it isn’t. Stretch marks are stripe-like things on the skin, predominantly on the abdomen that arises due to persistent tension on the skin. It is most prevalent among women during and after pregnancy and also among overweight and obese individuals. It is often harmless in nature, but it should be addressed with more caution. It is a secret sign from your body that it is accumulating more weight than it can handle. In fact, most of the people who seek fat loss surgery later in their life started their journey of plus size with several noticeable stretch marks on their body. The stretch marks, at first, appears as the first sign of the accumulation of too much belly fat. They appear

4 Restaurants Habits That Are Secretly Making You Fat

“A restaurant on the moon could not have had less atmosphere.” As rightly said by Geoff Dyer, restaurants are indeed great places. To hang out and reunite, mingle up, and socialize and eat and drink and of course to gain weight! As per the survey, almost 9 on every 10 patients seeking obesity treatment in India admitted to munching on restaurant meals regularly. Here we list out 4 common restaurant mistakes that are secretly adding pounds in your waistline. 1. Falling For The Buffet ‘Eat as much as you want, only at ₹₹₹.’ These lucrative offers make you get ready on your weekends, gather some of your foodie folks and set your destination to the buffet places. The buffet attracts foodies as you believe you can extract the maximum return on their investment, which is true, to be honest. But later on, you are the one who also have to pay back the most when obesity clings on to you.

The Working Principle Of ‘Restriction’ Obesity Surgery Procedure

The statistics of obesity surgery in India are on the rise since past few decades. Since its emergence, many new techniques are making its name in the realm of obesity surgery. However, the restriction procedure remains the most widely performed procedure even till date. Let’s understand its working principle in details along with the procedures that use this principle. ‘Restriction’, as the word itself implies, it refers to the procedures that limit the amount of food we consume. Ideally, the motto of ‘restriction’ towards fast food, since an early age would help prevent obesity in the first place. But needless to say, it is not any convenient answer for the people who are obese already. So often they are advised to undergo obesity procedures that are based on restriction approach. What is the restriction approach? The stomach is a pouch-like organ that holds and stores the food while the digestion process occurs simultaneously. The stomach lining has many cells that

How Do You Know When You Have Transitioned From Overweight To Obese?

So many people are suffering from obesity these days. However, not everyone who gains excessive weight is obese. Obese people need a weight reduction surgery or a bariatric operation to get back into normal life. While overweight people necessarily do not need a surgery. The condition of having excess weight than normal is known as overweight and obesity. However, there are several differences between being overweight and being obese. Let’s understand some of the differences in details. Differences Based on their Definition: Being overweight is having a body weight more than normal for an individual’s age, height, and sex. However, being obese implies that the individual having an excess amount of body fat and Body Mass Index above 30. Differences based on BMI Range: BMI or Body Mass Index is a ratio of the weight and the height of an individual, in order to determine their ideal body weight with respect to their height. For an overweight individual, the BMI

What Medical Conditions can be Resolved with an Obesity Surgery

Weight loss or bariatric surgery often helps eliminate many of the medical problems that accompany obesity including. Let us have a detailed list of the same. High Blood Pressure Nearly 70 to 80 percent of patients who suffer from high blood pressure and use medications to control it are able to stop taking all medications and have a normal blood pressure, usually within six months after surgery. Diabetes About 90 percent of patients with Type 2 diabetes achieve excellent results within a few weeks after surgery. These include reduction or complete freedom from all medications. Although the existing complications of diabetes may not be reversed, it’s likely that their progression will slow down when blood sugar levels are maintained at normal values. Heart Disease Huge improvements in problems such as high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, suggesting that the risk of dying from heart disease may well be reduced in the severely obese patients. In one recent study, the risk

An Overview Of Lap Band Gastric Surgery

Obesity has become an important issue these days. More and more people getting affected by this problem. Mostly because the irregular lifestyle and eating habits making people its prey. According to medical standards, obesity is defined as having a body mass index of over 30 kg/m2. Obesity can be cured, and laparoscopic obesity surgery has gained popularity in this case. Lap band gastric surgery involves the placement of an adjustable belt around the upper portion of the stomach using a laparoscope. The band is made of silicone and can be tightened by adding saline to fill the band. The band is connected to a port that is placed under the skin of the abdomen. This port is used to introduce or remove saline from the band. This ultimately restricts the size of the stomach and the amount of food it can hold. It also slows the passage of food to the intestine. By doing so, signals to the brain from

‘Buy 1 Get 1’ Offers – How They Contribute Towards Obesity

Who doesn’t love to eat? Having delicious food is one kind of euphoria for almost everyone. The thrill of eating tasty foods becomes more exciting when the offers of ‘buy 1 get 1’ comes shining on the display boards of restaurants. No matter how disfigured we become the thought of getting a weight reduction surgery hardly crosses our minds, as we are then occupied with the neon signs. Every country, in their popular cities, has some renowned food places that serve all the delicious cuisine. From traditional to continental, all kinds of food on the menu card attracts us like a call of a siren. Among us the people who are in acute danger of being overweight often forget that these foods can prove dangerous to their already spreading like a sheet body. Nowadays, restaurants and food joints have adopted a new business policy. To attract more and more customers they have started to give this buy 1 get 1

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