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What Kind Of Impact Does Obesity Has On Older People

Obesity tends to affect everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you are young or old. Yet it affects differently for the different age group of people. This is very important to know as it may determine if and how obesity should be treated in older adults and if weight reduction surgery is a good bet or not. A person might be always obese apart from the below given reason but with age the associated complication will be more or worse if not treated. During old age, a person is more prone to illness and becomes physically inactive. This can tend to loosen in the muscles and in turn, gets replaced with fats. The person’s BMI might not change but as the fat increases so do the chances of being affected by obesity and its related diseases. As you grow old, you often get shorter. This is due to osteoporosis and spinal vertebral issues that take away inches in older age. If

How Does Obesity Affects A Person Psychologically

There are many ways a person is affected by obesity, one of them being psychological. It can include self-esteem, anxiety, depression, eating disorders such as binge eating, bulimia and anorexia. Obese or overweight people are many a time looked down upon. It’s easy to feel bad about yourself, to become depressed or anxious when society is made to believe that being obese is wholly undesirable. People go to huge lengths to make themselves socially acceptable. Yoga, exercise, healthy diet can play an effective role in a person’s life for reducing weight but when these fails to work, people tend to go for treatments like weight loss surgery. This method can be very effective when severe obesity affect a person a lot both physically and psychologically. Less Energy, Less Joy Overweight people tend to have less energy than others. It takes them more effort than others to be active. They tend to lead low-activity lifestyles and become sedentary. An unfortunate circle develops

How Obesity Is One Of The Major Reason For Type 2 Diabetes

International Diabetes Awareness Day is on 14th of November and it is time to truly be aware of this disease. In recent years it has been seen that the number of patients for diabetes has increased quite intensely especially that of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes have a lot of symptoms, condition, and complications. The symptoms are quite easy to notice. Increased thirst, frequent urination, increased hunger, unintended weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, areas of darkened skin, usually in the armpits and neck are some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. There are several complications to diabetes, which means type 2 diabetes can lead to more severe diseases like heart and blood vessel disease, nerve damage or neuropathy, kidney damage, eye damge, hearing impairement, and sleep apnea. It is developed when the body becomes insulin resistant or when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. A prime reason for that is an increase in the number of

What Kind Of Life Will You Have After Bariatric Surgery

Obesity has become a very common condition for many people. It occurs when a person carries a lot of excess weight or body fat. This body fat can lead to other conditions and diseases. In this fast paced life everyone wants a quick solution for everything. Bariatric surgery is an efficient and proven solution for obesity that can solves your problem primarily. It is a surgical procedure that helps reduce the excess body fat from someone’s body. Bariatric surgery might become an important occurrence in a patient’s weight-loss journey for a new beginning. Most bariatric surgeries are laparoscopic or keyhole surgery, which means the surgeon make small incisions instead of large cut which is less painful and helps in faster recovery. Most people after the surgery need to stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days and are allowed to get back to normal activities within 3 to 5 weeks. The success rate of bariatric surgery is very high.

Why and How To Keep Children Away From Fast Food ?

Does your kids make a lot of tantrum while eating lunch and dinner at home? Don’t worry you are not alone. Most kids today are addicted to junk food rather than healthy foods made at home. This is leading to childhood obesity epidemic in India. It is understandable that after working for the whole day when you come home and your kids start throwing a tantrum that they want to eat pizza or burger, you will want to give in. But the biggest downside to that is your kids will never like to eat homemade healthy foods, once they become addicted to fast food and thus gradually, will lead to obesity. Child obesity has become the biggest concern of many. More and more parents are seeking out obesity treatment for their children. A child suffering from obesity is a bigger concern than an adult dealing with it. There are several reasons as to why it is a concern and why

What Is Retinopathy And How Is It Related To Obesity?

Obesity is a serious public health problem that is turning into an epidemic. Overeating, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, are the main causes of the recent accelerating rate of obesity. Some studies have shown that due to excess body weight, a person becomes prone to various systemic diseases that can cause vision loss. There are some eye diseases that can also be associated with obesity. Untreated obesity has been found connected to retinopathy. But First of all, one should understand what is retinopathy. Retinopathy or mostly known as diabetic retinopathy is a complication in eyes that mainly occurs due to diabetes. It is caused when the blood vessels in the tissues of the retina get damaged due to abnormal blood flow or blood sugar. Retinopathy has been associated with elevated blood pressure, triglyceride serum levels, high-level BMI and cholesterol. It has been seen that diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are directly related to the vascular system, and excess weight is

3 Ways To Handle Obesity Effectively

Although obesity has increased all around the globe, but people have also started becoming cautious about their bodies. This is why so many people try to follow all those so-called ‘suggestions’ on how to lose weight found easily on the internet. Most of the time these suggestions don’t work at all. So, we, at ILS Hospitals Bariatric care unit, are going to give you some tips on how to handle obesity effectively, unless you are already obese and undergoing weight reduction surgery is your best choice. Watch Your Calorie Intake Diet is the single most important thing that you should follow with the utmost care, especially if you are overweight or suffering from obesity. The number of calories you intake and the type of food you eat has a direct effect on your health and weight. Try to avoid all kinds of refined foods, junk foods, processed foods, etc. They are rich with sugar and fat. High fiber diets such

Obesity And Comorbidities Caused By It

Obesity is a health hazard, and now it has reached to point where it has become life-threatening. Thankfully, Obesity treatment in India has become a very common thing nowadays. The biggest threat of obesity is that it gives way to other life-threatening diseases. A person who has obesity can suffer from other diseases too. Take a look at what type of diseases these are. Type 2 Diabetes It is not very clear why an obese person is more likely to get type 2 diabetes, but doctors speculate that being overweight causes cells to change, making them resistant to the hormone insulin. It is a well-known fact that a person resistant to the hormone insulin is prone to type 2 diabetes. High Blood Pressure This has a direct link to obesity. Too much body size equals increased blood pressure which means your heart needs to pump harder to supply blood to all your cells. High blood pressure is definitely caused by

Youth Obesity – Causes, Prevention & Treatment

The youth are the future of any country but many illnesses loom over the youth these days. Youth obesity is one such health condition that is affecting the future of the youth. You will be surprised to know that at least 2 out of 10 patients seeking weight reduction surgery in India are of the age 18 or younger. If you are a youth struggling with extra pounds or have children who are going through the same, you need to take necessary action on time, to address it. Thus, we present some most common causes of youth obesity along with its prevention and treatment, in brief. Causes and prevention of youth obesity The most common causes that contribute to youth obesity are as follow – Too much consumption of fast food and highly processed food items. Lack of adequate physical exercise. Too much engagement in electronic gadgets. Certain medical conditions like thyroid or hormonal replacement therapy. Genetic factors that lead

Suffering From Diabesity – Overcome Both With Weight Loss Surgery

If you are suffering from obesity, you are likely to have high blood sugar too. Sadly, the vice versa is a quite possible scenario as well. Obesity brings many complications if left untreated for a long time. These include complications such as sleep apnea, joint pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many more. However, out of these, the association between obesity and diabetes is the most common and severe. As per bariatric surgeons, this condition is termed as diabesity. Let’s understand how severe is diabesity and how it can be treated with weight loss surgery. What is diabesity? As already mentioned obesity has a strong association with diabetes, particularly type 2. Diabesity is a simple interpretation of Diabetes + Obesity. Diabesity is a condition in which a person suffers from both these metabolic conditions. Either a person becomes obese first and acquires diabetes later or they are diabetic first and become obese eventually. Either way, once someone is diagnosed with

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