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Indoor Activities You Can Do To Maintain Your Weight At Home

Staying at home and doing nothing can become the biggest nightmare for all of us. If all we do during this lockdown is watch TV, surf phone, eat and sleep, then after coronavirus, you may have to deal with obesity. Obesity prevention and management is necessary during this time and you will need to watch your weight more carefully. Here, we have listed some indoor activities which you can do to maintain your weight. Walking or Running This will only work in certain circumstances, but if you can, this is the best form of physical activity to prevent you from gaining or maintaining weight. If you have a treadmill at home, then this would be the best time to bring it out and start using it also, if you live in one of those apartment complex with big terrace or balcony, you can walk there. Walking in a brisk pace works too. Just make sure, you complete your quota of

Night Eating Syndrome And Its Effect On Your Weight

Some people have the habit of waking up at night and eating snacks. This is known as the night eating syndrome. Night eating syndrome is a very common problem found in many people. This syndrome can lead to several other complications. One such complication is obesity. Read on to find out how night eating syndrome can lead to or increase obesity and how obesity treatment can help. Symptoms There are several symptoms of night eating syndrome: If you don’t feel hungry in the morning. If you prefer to eat between the normal dinner time and your sleeping time. If you are suffering from insomnia at least four to five days every week. If you get the feeling that eating is necessary before going to sleep or if you suddenly wake up in the middle of the night and eat. If you feel depressed more and more as the evening grows on. Causes Unfortunately, there is no exact cause known for

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

Obesity and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

“Don’t drink so much. You will damage your liver.” Ever heard anyone utter these words? Whenever we see someone drinking, we warn about their liver first. But do you know it is not only alcohol that can damage your liver? There is another type of disease too that can permanently damage the liver. Known as Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the major cause of it is obesity. We all know obesity has become an epidemic. It is not just obesity, which is a matter of concern, but rather how obesity tends to damage the body. Before we divulge further on how obesity is the cause of NAFLD and how weight loss surgery can help a person, let’s first tell you more about the disease itself. Four Stages of NAFLD There are four stages of NAFLD Simple Fatty Liver: Also known as steatosis, this is the primary stage of NAFLD. It is mainly a harmless build-up of fat in the liver cells.

Did You Know Your Brain Might Age Fast If You Are An Obese Person?

When the brain stops working, the whole body stops working. So, in order to live a long and healthy life, your brain should be healthy. When a person starts to become old, the ageing process ages their brain too. The brain starts losing white matters and shrink. Until recently doctors used to think that only ageing of a person can make the brain shrink. But it has been observed that there is another reason too. Obesity can make a person’s brain age faster than normal. Doctors performing weight reduction surgery in Kolkata has reported in several cases how obesity is affecting the people’s brain. What Happens When Your Brain Ages? Several changes occur when your brain starts to age regardless of your age: The part of the brain which can conduct the learning and other difficult mental activities starts to shink. Communication between neurons which are also known as the nerve cells starts reducing. Decrease of blood flow in the

Is Obesity Surgery Helpful For Women With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Obesity is not only a problem in itself, but it also brings a lot of complications along with it. People who opt for obesity surgery, do it in the as the surgery helps not only reduce their weight but also helps to manage the other problems. One such complication is a polycystic ovarian syndrome. What is PCOS? More than 1 million women in India suffer from this condition every year. PCOS or also known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a complication that is found in many obese women who are of reproductive age. When a cyst is formed on the outer edges of enlarged ovaries affecting the hormone levels, it is known as PCOS. Women suffering from this condition produce higher amounts of male hormones than the normal level. This causes irregularity in menstrual cycle and infertility. In later stages, it can also cause diabetes. What are the symptoms of PCOS? There are several symptoms that will help you recognise

4 Different Ways How Obesity Can Lead To Heart Disease

Heart diseases have become very common in recent years in India. Over 28% of the deaths are caused due to heart disease. Last year, out of 2.8 million people suffering from heart disease, half of them who died were below the age of 70. Heart disease can be caused by a lot of reasons like Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. But often it has been seen that the root cause of heart disease has been obesity. Obesity treatment experts say that obesity can increase the risk of rapid heart rate which leads to the formation of blood clots. This, in turn, can lead to heart failures, stroke, enlargement of heart or other heart-related complications. When you gain weight, especially in the abdomen, it increases triglyceride level that increases the risk of blood clotting. Obesity can also change your cholesterol levels. Along with an increase in triglyceride levels, it not only increases the level of bad cholesterol but also it

Impact Of Obesity On Bones And How Weight Loss Surgery Can Help

Obesity is becoming an epidemic and a lot of people are now concerned about it. Not only it’s not a healthy way of living your life but also if you are not in shape every single part of your body starts getting affected. Whether it’s the belly, hip and thighs or your muscles and tissues. ILS Bariatric Care, a renowned hospital for weight loss surgery, in Kolkata says that fat is a necessity for your whole system. But, too much fat can become a trouble and that too very quickly and it can affect your bones too. The interlinking relation between bone mass and fat mass is quite complex. On one hand, body mass does act as a protective layer for the bones and has a positive effect on bone formation. But on the other hand, it works only to some point. When a person starts to gain weight, it also affects their bone structure. Especially abdominal fat, which is

Physical And Psychological Health Risks In Obese Children

21st century has brought a lot of challenges, but one of the most concerning one among them is childhood obesity. Our next generation is supposed to make the world progress. But a generation of children with a lot of mental and physical health problems face a lot of struggles to succeed. A lot of bariatric surgeons in India have the most common view that children suffering from obesity are suffering both physically and psychologically. Over 42 million children of the world of below the age of 5 are either overweight or obese. Out of these children, most of them are affected physically and mentally. You need to be aware of these complications and take actions accordingly if your child is obese as well. Physical Health Complications An obese child is first affected physically. Some of these problems are sleep apnea, asthma, increase of fat in the liver, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney diseases, acid reflux disease, arthritis,

6 Types Of Cancers That Can Be Caused By Severe Obesity

In recent years, it has been observed that the number of cancer patients has increased drastically in India. Along with that so has increased number of people suffering from obesity. It has been seen by some obesity surgery doctors that those who are suffering from severe or morbid obesity does carry the risk of cancer. Here are some types of cancers that is caused by obesity. Breast Cancer This is common in women and it mainly occur after menopause. Postmenopausal women who are obese are at more risk of breast cancer than those who have a healthy weight. Fat tissue produces estrogen, which after menopause, becomes a woman’s main source of the hormone. But estrogen fuels some breast cancers. Excess body fat will produce extra estrogen, which increases breast cancer risk. Colorectal Cancer Obese men and women are more likely to develop colorectal cancer. When the body doesn’t use insulin properly, it results in an increase in blood sugar. This,

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