Health

Foods You Can Eat To Boost Your Immunity Without Increasing Your Weight

The whole world is experiencing something that no one has experienced before. While different parts of the world are dealing with coronavirus in their own ways, in India, we are experiencing a lockdown in the whole nation. One of the most important things doctors are saying is that to fight or prevent Covid-19 we all need strong immunity. Your immunity should be the strongest right now, even if you are sitting at home. We, at ILS Bariatric Care, a renowned bariatric surgery hospital in India, are going to offer some suggestions on what kind of foods you should eat to boost your immunity without increasing your weight. Vitamin C The first thing that should be in your list to boost your immunity is Vitamin C. It will increase the level of antibodies in your body that helps to fight bacteria, virus, or any other foreign cells. It will also help to differentiate the white blood cells which will provide you

The Different Types Of Kidney Disease And How Obesity Can Cause Them

Obesity has a way of destructing and damaging the whole body gradually over time. Some say it is a virus, which if not removed with the help of various means like bariatric surgery can cause so many other complications. On this World Kidney Day, ILS Bariatric Care in Kolkata has taken the initiative to make people aware of the role of obesity in kidney disease. Here we have given some different types of kidney diseases and how obesity can aggravate it. Chronic Kidney Disease One of the major and lethal types of kidney problem is chronic kidney disease. It is a long-term condition and needs long-term treatment. The main cause of this disease is high blood pressure. When blood pressure increases, kidneys are one of the first organs to get affected. It increases the pressure on glomeruli which are the tiny blood vessels located in our kidneys. This is where the blood gets cleaned. When your high blood pressure keeps

The Alarming Case of Rising Childhood Obesity Among Teens

Teenage is a very special phase in an individual’s life. On one hand, they bid goodbye to the innocence and comfort of childhood and on the other hand, they try to embrace the aspect of adulthood. In between adjusting to a peers group, teenagers often fall into the trap of several complications. Being overweight or obese is one of the major threats that the teenagers are facing these days. It can be confirmed by the increasing number of teenagers being recommended to undergo bariatric surgery. Let’s understand it in details the reasons for a teenager to become obese these days. Food and diet habit is the main keys that build the body. Until teenage, it is often feasible for parents to influence or sometimes even force the children to make healthier food choices. It no longer holds after the children cross the age of adolescence. Their new source of almost every choice becomes their peers and social circle. Their food habit

Role of Long Hours of Academic Engagement Towards Childhood Obesity

The count of obese individuals in India is rising day by day. The same can be confirmed by looking at the increasing statistics of obesity surgery in India. Typically a child is sent to preschool, and nursery since the age of three to four. It is basically done in order to keep them engaged for few hours a day and help them get to socialize with friends. This duration keeps increasing as the child grows up. By the child reach the age of 10, he/she is more likely to be attending 5th/6th standard of the schooling. At this stage, they attend 6 to 8 hours in school premises on an average. It takes at least 1-2 more hours in the transportation and 1-2 hours more on getting ready for school and retiring after returning to home. Thus, on an average, about 9 to 12 hours go by purely related to schooling and homework and projects allocated for home. Apart from

5 Tips to Make Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution Work

Another year has passed and most likely most of the overweight folks out there had no success in achieving their weight loss plan due to unrealistic resolution, most likely not to work out. If things are already out of hand, you require obesity surgery to fix, if not, how about trying these tips to achieve effective weight loss this year. Tip 1 – Set the right objective The first and foremost objective to achieve effective weight loss begins with the right resolutions. Having unrealistic expectations even before starting to work on it will ultimately disappoint you. Thus, it is important to have a right objective in mind before starting the weight loss regime altogether. Tip 2 – Dedicate yourself Consistency is the key to achieve any goal, including weight loss goal. Working hard for a week and giving up in the following week will not do any good in a long run. In fact, several patients undergoing obesity surgery have

Are Plus Sized Clothes Making Obesity Okay in Society?

Humans are social creatures and therefore they cannot live without the company of one other. This companionship forms the community and society and their acceptance over several aspects are important for a comfortable living. Now there are several norms that are good and should be respected, while unfortunately, it is not true for all of them. Undergoing an obesity treatment in India was a taboo until a few decades ago. It still is in several parts of India. Having an ideal body weight is one of such aspects. Until a couple of decades ago, having excessive body weight was not very welcomed in the society. In fact, their options regarding various aspects, especially fashionable clothes were limited. Nowadays, several clothes are being produced in the extra large sizes. As a matter of fact, you are likely to find an entire section of such clothes in any retailing section. This gives rise to one question, do these plus size clothes making

Water Weight and Fat Weight- What Is It and How to Lose It

The body weight is one of the most important attributes of a healthy body. But sadly, a huge population nowadays, belong to the category having much more weight than ideally supposed to. In India, as well, a considerable amount of people are undergoing weight loss surgery to control the situation. However, before losing weight, one must know what the difference between water weight and fat weight of the body. It’s okay for the water weight to fluctuate even within a very small time interval. The same does not apply for fat weight. Let’s understand both these terms in more details one by one. Water Weight When you experience a sharp weight gain or loss over a few days or weeks, it is the water weight playing with your weighing scale. The fluctuation sometimes may even point down within a day. There might be several reasons for the same, such as weather (more water retention during hot, humid environment), medical condition,

6 Food Swaps to Help Your Goal of Weight Loss

Food is the ultimate source of energy to carry out everyday tasks. Moreover, food is one prominent cause for having a healthy body, along with the regular physical activity. Consuming the right set of food items is extremely necessary as eating unhealthy food for a long duration will cause obesity. In India, several individuals are undergoing bariatric surgery for correcting obesity due to prolonged consumption of unhealthy food. Today, we will recommend 6 healthy food swaps that will help you keep extra calories at bay: Swap- Muffins and Cupcakes With- Oats with handful of fresh fruits People having sweet tooth often take a bite of a cupcake or muffins to satiate hunger pangs. Instead of these calorie laden treats switch it for a bowl of oatmeal with cherries or strawberries. Swap- Fruit Flavored Yogurt With- Plain yogurt or curd with plenty fruits Fruit flavored yogurts are not only overpriced but also over-sweetened. Try to settle for the same portion

Lap Band: An Excellent Procedure for Obesity Surgery in India

Lap band, or more professionally known as the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is one of the mostly carried out procedures for obesity surgery in India. It is aimed to help the people with either BMI more than 40 or a BMI between 35- 40 along with one or more obesity associated disorders, such as sleep apnea, diabetes, and osteoarthritis. The lap band method is a unique surgery, in which the stomach is temporarily resized, instead of slicing it away, permanently like the other types of obesity surgery in India. In simple words, it is an entirely reversible surgery. When the individual reaches the r ideal weight goal, the band can be untied and retraced back, leaving the entire stomach intact like before the surgical procedure. In a lab band procedure, the band like inflatable device, made up of silicon is tied around on the top portion of the stomach. This band creates a small pouch like compartment of the

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