Obesity

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

Is Liposuction A Good Option For Weight Loss?

Liposuction is a temporary solution to weight loss. Some prefer the same for their solution of weight reduction. However, after this surgery extra fat can come back at any point. So it is better to have a bariatric surgery instead of a liposuction. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure which removes existing fat. You may initially lose weight or inches with liposuction but it is not a permanent weight loss solution. Liposuction is more commonly recommended for individuals who are not suffering from obesity, but rather have areas of stubborn fat that just won’t melt away with diet and exercise. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery perfect for removing the excess fatty tissue just under the skin by a suction procedure. The main goal of the surgery is to target the fat protruding from local areas, so it can hardly control your weight. On the other hand, in case of bariatric surgery, it is a primary weight loss tool. It is done

Liposuction, Not A Permanent Solution For Obesity

Liposuction is not similar to obesity surgery or a replacement for exercise and proper diet. Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction, lipectomy, or lipo is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks up fat and sucks it from the body. It is generally used on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back. The fat is removed through a hollow instrument, known as a cannula. This is inserted under the skin. A powerful, high-pressure vacuum is attached to the cannula. Liposuction is not a complete weight-loss process. It is not a treatment for obesity. The procedure does not remove cellulite, stretch marks or dimples. The aim is totally aesthetic. It is for those who wish to change and enhance the contour of their body. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, altering the shape of the body. However, if the patient does not follow a healthy lifestyle after the surgery, there is a risk that

5 Must-Have Foods To Lose Weight

Maintaining weight is one of the toughest work ever. Exercise and diet help, but when nothing helps, it is wise to get a weight loss surgery. Losing weight is all about diet. You can exercise as much as you want, but if your diet isn’t right, then your progress will be less. The most crucial factor in your diet is calories to shed in the process to lose weight. If you check the calorie intake in your everyday food, you can do this by eating whatever foods you like, you will get much faster results, and feel far better. Following a diet composed of healthy foods, and five certain foods in particular. So let’s have a look at them. Blueberries: Blueberries are known for being high in vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, Which are advantageous for general health. A 2009 study at the University of Michigan showed that they help in weight loss as well. You can also eat them as

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