Obesity

Teen Obesity – Dooming The Most Important Period of your Kid’s Life?

Is the teenage boy in your house getting heavier by each passing day? Do you keep a check on the body weight of your little princess? Being healthy does not necessarily mean overweight, so do not make your child overweight only to keep him healthy. Childhood and Teen obesity is a recent threat to the young generation. Teenage is a period for mental and physical growth. However if overweight causes an unnecessary obstruction to that; then it would affect their health even in future also. Basically, the fast adaptation of urbanized lifestyle, junk food addiction, less physical activity is the cause of such serious medical situation for an adolescent. Childhood obesity or teen obesity can have many reasons. Ordering meals from the outside, eating high-calorie food, avoiding meals while parents are at work, all these can cause the situation, favorable to gain excess fat and ultimately the obesity. In fact, many times, it has been found that the parents are

Diabetes And Obesity – Learn How To Prevent Them

In every two households in India, one would be found to have a diabetic patient. This is the truth, that diabetes is one of the most serious health hazards in the world. However, there are a lot of people who are still unaware of the fact that they can be diagnosed with diabetes. An early diagnosis can help to control the blood sugar level for many people. However, you might ask whether there is any specific symptom of diabetes apart from all the common signs. On this World Diabetes Day, let’s get to know why being overweight can be a predictor for diabetes type 2. It has been seen that over 90% of people suffering from diabetes are having obesity. But why does it happen? Most importantly, how can obesity be related to type 2 diabetes? Patients who are obese or have the tendency of gaining more weight, are most affected with this disease. Their overweight adds more pressure on

9 Tips to Cut Down Calories and Lose Weight on this Diwali

Make the festive season lit and glamorous without any unnecessary ‘weight’! Diwali is one of the biggest festivals observed in India. As per several obesity surgery doctors, often it is seen that we end up putting on weight during such festive seasons by binge eating and ignoring our daily health regime. Diwali means no work, no school or college and lots of fun! Amidst all these, we tend to forget the most important factor that is our health. All credit goes to those fun eating, outing, gulping sweets and goodies along with no stress and almost NIL physical exercises because of the holiday. As a result, we face post-holiday lethargy, weight gain, and gastric problems. Always remember that your carefree enjoyment can make your health suffer. Even it can be an alarming sign of obesity. Hence, we should learn a few ways to NOT go off the track on this Diwali. Here you go. For maintaining a balance between health

Can Obesity Kill? – Few Common Frequently Asked Question Regarding Obesity

Obesity has many aspects that are little known by most people. The basic thing that obesity is an illness, itself is not known by many people. As we are observing World Obesity Day, here we answer a few of the most basic frequently asked questions, all regarding obesity. Is obesity an illness? Yes, it does fulfill all the criterions of being termed as an illness. It makes the individual suffer both physically and mentally. It degrades the quality of life and also brings many other associated illness. Can obesity kill? Obesity itself cannot kill an individual. However, obesity almost never comes alone. It brings several other unwanted complications. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes type 2, sleep apnea, respiratory disorders and many kinds of cancer. Thus, even though it will not directly kill anyone, it might push them near it gradually. Is obesity preventable? Thankfully, yes. Obesity can be prevented effectively if an individual follows a healthy lifestyle

Obesity And Breast Cancer – Are They Associated With One Another?

Obesity is a leading case of death all around the world, and so is breast cancer. As per obesity surgery doctors, obesity does not distinguish between people, as per demographics, race, ethnicity or other factors, as long as they follow an unhealthy lifestyle and diet chart. Similarly, breast cancer too is not picky while claiming lives all across the globe. Sometimes, heredity is the factor, sometimes, lifestyle, and many times, it is entirely due to some other underlying medical illness. Through, for obvious reason, women are at exceptionally high risk of having breast cancer, several men are also being diagnosed with breast cancer in recent years. Not every breast cancer patient is obese, neither is every obese woman, a patient suffering from breast cancer. Even so, prolonged obesity has been identified as a risk factor for developing breast cancer in the future. Let’s understand its relevance in details. Obesity is a condition in which the body starts to accumulate excessive

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.

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