Obesity

Obesity and Sleep Apnea

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

7 Critical Illnesses Associated With Obesity That Can Be Prevented

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

How Weight Loss Surgery Can Clear Pathway Towards Motherhood

“The more, the merrier” it is something we often say while celebrating or even feasting during festivals. This, however, does not work when it comes to body weight. Obesity adds difficulty towards a natural conception for both men and women, but a little more for women due to various biological reasons. Today, we will discuss how obesity creates hurdles for women to conceive and how weight loss surgery can clear the path, effectively. In adult women, hormonal levels regulate both the menstrual cycle and ovulation cycle. Balanced cycles lead to successful natural conception. Obesity arises due to the wide distribution of fat in the body, which also disrupts both the cycles due to several mechanisms. For the menstrual cycle, it disrupts the frequency and pattern of menstruation. For ovulation cycle, it leads to anovulation (when no ovum releases from the ovary). Thereby, it reduces the chances of conception altogether. Moreover, obesity influences the insulin level in the body, which in

Intermittent Fasting – Why It Is A Bad Idea For Weight Loss Goal

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

How Obesity Can Lead To Fewer Chances Of Natural Conception

As per obesity surgery doctor, obesity is a medical condition in which an individual gains excessive body weight to an extent that it starts to cause discomfort on a day-to-day basis and brings several other medical conditions. Infertility and challenge towards having a natural conception are often due to obesity as well. Let’s understand how obesity makes you less likely to conceive naturally and how you can address it properly. It is a myth that obesity affects the fertility abilities of only women. Obesity affects the ability to have natural conception in both men and women. In women, it affects the hormonal level, ovulation rate (reduces it significantly), ovulation ( ovum do not release oocyte), menstrual irregularity, high risk of miscarriage. It might also lead to other gynecological problems such as PCOS and insulin resistance, which in turn, makes pregnancy even more challenging. In men, obesity produces 2 major challenges, much lesser sperm count, and erectile dysfunction. Both of these

Facing Fat Shamming? How Obesity Surgery Can Help

Are you bulky or fat? Do you often find yourself being criticized by fit and trim people around you? You are not alone! Every obese individual face these sessions of criticism from both known and unknown people around them. Obese individual seeking weight loss surgery often admit of such criticism. Let’s understand what is body shamming and how it can be helped for good with obesity surgery. What Is Body Shaming? Body shamming or fat shaming is self-explanatory in nature. When people criticize or make fun of people who are seemingly fat or bulky, purely because of their appearance, it is called body shamming. Often it happens in public transport or public places like restaurant or shopping malls mostly by strangers, but it can also happen in a personal get-together by friends, family and known acquaintances as well. How It Affects? Body shaming effects in various ways, of which mostly it does more damage than good. On the positive side,

What Can Be Done To Address Prevalence Of Obesity In Children and Woman

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.

Why Women Are More Prone To Gain Excess Weight

‘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

When Should Overweight Person Also Consider Undergoing Weight Loss Surgery

Often people believe that only morbidly obese individuals should undergo weight loss surgery. However, overweight individuals should also consider weight loss surgery to regain a healthy body weight and life ahead. In case you too are overweight and confused about whether or not to consider obesity surgery, we offer some useful tips. 1. When You Have Failed Through Exercise And/Or Dieting In case you have given exercise, weight loss diet a chance and followed the regime wholeheartedly, but it still didn’t yield a significant result, it is an indication that you might need an alternative remedy for weight loss. For some people, these methods just don’t work, no matter what their advertisements say. Even though these methods lead to some weight loss, these extra pounds tends to come back after you stop these intense sessions. Thus, going for permanent weight loss technique is the best alternative. 2. When You Have Associated Illnesses Extra pounds brings many obesity-associated illnesses such as

Physical And Social Problems Faced By Obese People

No one can resist the temptation of having or getting anything extra, can they? It is true for everything, unless, it is body weight. Having excessive body weight brings only complications, with no positive advantages. Here we list out some of the most common physical and social challenges faced by obese people, as stated by our patients undergoing weight loss surgery. Physical Challenges Associated With Obesity 1. Immobility The most challenging and embarrassing problem most obese individual face is the constricted degree of movement. It is extreme in the case of morbidly obese individuals, who might need help for doing even the routine chores. 2. Obesity-Associated Complications Obesity does not come alone, it brings several other conditions as well. These include sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, respiratory illness, and many others. Once obesity gets clubbed with these complications, it is even more difficult to shed the extra body weight conventionally. 3. Tremendous Challenges In a Day-To-Day Basis

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