Obesity Treatment

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

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.

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

The Interlinking Relation Between Obesity And Sleep Apnoea

There are many complications that are related to obesity like high cholesterol, heart diseases, cancer etc. Another such complication is sleep apnoea. Obesity surgery goes a long way to cure these complications but before that let’s understand what sleep apnoea is! What is sleep apnoea? Sleep Apnoea is a disorder where a blocked airways lead to disrupted breathing and excessive snoring during sleep. But this complication is mostly seen in older obese people. How Weight Gain Leads to Sleep Apnoea? While not everyone who is overweight has sleep apnoea, though putting on extra pounds does increase the chance of having the disorder. It can cause fat to accumulate in the neck area. Obstructing breathing and which in turns to leads to sleep apnoea. How Sleep Apnoea Can Also Cause Weight Gain? Not everyone who has sleep apnoea might be obese. But having sleep apnoea can also contribute to gain more pounds Poor sleep quality influences the production of hormones related

How to Maintain Normal Blood Sugar After weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery is one of the best ways to lose weight effectively. There are three different types of weight loss surgery. Gastric bypass surgery, Sleeve gastrectomy and Gastric banding are the common three different types. Gastric Bypass Surgery Gastric bypass is a type of weight loss surgery that doctors perform by changing the stomach and the small intestine in a way to lose a significant amount of weight. Patients lose an average of 3 to 5 kgs every month for a year following the surgery. The result of weight loss surgery is accompanied by better overall health and improved confidence. Complication – Low Blood Sugar But like every other surgery gastric bypass surgery has some complications too. One of these complications in few cases are the occurrence of low blood sugar. This is also known as postprandial or reactive hypoglycemia. It mostly can’t be noticed for almost a year, post-surgery. In such cases, patients produce too much insulin after

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 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

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

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

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