Obesity

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

How Obesity Can Complicate Pregnancy And Childbirth

Obesity jeopardizes your health in many aspects, but as per several bariatric surgeons, maternal obesity is particularly risky. Maternal obesity is a condition when you are clinically obese while you are pregnant. It is very common to gain weight during pregnancy, as you nurture the growing baby in your tummy. But maternal obesity is a severe case in which the mother is severely overweight or obese before she becomes pregnant. Obesity can complicate your pregnancy and childbirth in the following ways. Gestational Diabetes Even if you never have high blood sugar previously, obesity can lead to gestational diabetes, which, in turn, can bring several other complications for both you and your baby. Sleep Apnea Obesity adds excess weight around the neck and causes temporary blockage of air reaching the lungs during sleep. Normally it leads to fatigue, but during pregnancy, it can create severe complications. Preeclampsia You can be diagnosed with high blood pressure, which in turn uplifts the risks

Obesity and Sleep Apnea

Obesity is classified when the BMI of the individual is above 30. For those who know less about it, the body mass index or BMI is the measurement of the body mass with respect to the height. Though in clinical evaluation, one’s gender, age, and level of fitness are also calculated. Obesity is termed as an illness as it brings several other medical complications along with it if left untreated for long. These illnesses include sleep apnea, hypertension, asthma, heart diseases, cholesterol, and respiratory diseases and more. Obesity can be effectively resolved through weight reduction surgery. Today we are going to discuss one such particular respiratory disease, namely Sleep Apnea and how it can be resolved. But let’s start by understanding them separately, a little. What is Obesity? Obesity is a metabolic disease in which the person begins accumulating too much fat, to a limit when it starts to interfere with everyday life and adversely affects health. Obesity – A

7 Critical Illnesses Associated With Obesity That Can Be Prevented

Obesity is a medical condition when a person accumulates too much body weight, even to an extent that it can start bringing many other associated illnesses. Let’s take a look at some of them, along with understanding how weight reduction helps to deal with it. 1. Osteoarthritis It is the medical condition, in which the bones and joints of the body start to have inflammation and pain. This happens as the obesity burdens the skeletal system drastically and leads to osteoarthritis, mostly in the lower body skeletal system, such as in hips, knees, ankles, lower back, etc. 2. Respiratory Illness The capacity of the lungs to perform functionally is severely challenged after gaining weight. Thus, extra body weight causes several respiratory complications. It can range from a mild case of breathlessness to major episodes of asthma. 3. Sleep Apnea It is somewhat correlated to the previous condition itself. Sleep apnea is one such severe breathing condition, which is triggered when

How Weight Loss Surgery Can Clear Pathway Towards Motherhood

“The more, the merrier” it is something we often say while celebrating or even feasting during festivals. This, however, does not work when it comes to body weight. Obesity adds difficulty towards a natural conception for both men and women, but a little more for women due to various biological reasons. Today, we will discuss how obesity creates hurdles for women to conceive and how weight loss surgery can clear the path, effectively. In adult women, hormonal levels regulate both the menstrual cycle and ovulation cycle. Balanced cycles lead to successful natural conception. Obesity arises due to the wide distribution of fat in the body, which also disrupts both the cycles due to several mechanisms. For the menstrual cycle, it disrupts the frequency and pattern of menstruation. For ovulation cycle, it leads to anovulation (when no ovum releases from the ovary). Thereby, it reduces the chances of conception altogether. Moreover, obesity influences the insulin level in the body, which in

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