Obesity

Utilize Your Time Wisely To Stay Healthy During This Lockdown

It’s been over a month and people are becoming restless to go back to their normal life. But in order to reduce the stress of this situation, we should look at the bright side of this lockdown. Just like Mother Nature is getting a chance to heal itself, we should also take time to heal ourselves. Most of us in regular days do a lot of things that are not healthy. So, instead of obsessing over when things will go back to normal, we at ILS bariatric care, a weight loss clinic in Kolkata is going to give you some tips on how to utilize this time to stay healthy. Cut Out Junk Food When it comes to thinking about how to become healthy, the first thing we think about is food. Before the lockdown, most people had the habit of going out to eat once a week or simply eating a lot of junk food. But now, what you

What Are The Possible Bad Effects Of Quarantine On Child Obesity?

It’s been more than a month since we are sitting at home and waiting for the pandemic of COVID-19 to be over. Life is becoming difficult as we are unable to go out of the house, especially for those who can’t work from home. The number of activities we can do in a day has decreased drastically. But along with that, it’s not only the adults who are facing this problem. Lack of activities has become a major problem for children of all ages. Schools have closed down. All kinds of extra-curriculum classes have closed down too. Going to the playgrounds are no more allowed. There is no way a child can spend their energy by going out of their home. It is becoming a concern for all parents and doctors including bariatric surgeons of India saying that it might become drastic. There are already a number of children who are already been suffering from childhood obesity. Now, it seems

Different Skin Conditions You Might Suffer From Due To Obesity

If you are obese have you noticed any changes in your skin recently? Obesity tends to affect everything including the skin. There are several ways for your body fat to affect you the most common one being stretch marks. Afterwards, if you lose your weight with the help of obesity surgery, you might notice that your skin will suddenly become saggy. Special care is needed for your skin in such cases. But there are also some major conditions that can occur due to obesity. Let us take a look. Acanthosis Nigricans This skin condition is vastly found in most obese and diabetic people. Around 10 million cases are found in India every year. This condition is mostly found in elbows, armpits, back of the neck, knuckles and face. It looks like velvety and symmetrical dark patches. But thankfully this condition is easily treatable. Acrochordons Mostly associated with acanthosis nigricans, this is another common skin condition found in obese people. It

Health Problems You Can Have Just By Being Overweight

Many of you know that once you become obese, it is concerning for your health and that is when obesity treatment is required. But what a lot of people don’t understand is that even being overweight can also be a problem as being overweight is the initial stage of becoming obese if one isn’t careful. If your body mass index which is the product of your height and weight is within the range of 25 to 30, it means you are overweight. Being ranked as overweight is your body’s way of telling you to lose weight before you reach the mark of obesity. Any amount of extra fat can be harmful to your body. There are several health risks that you might encounter if you are overweight. Of course, age and your gene play a role in it too. The Age Group Of Children and Teens For children, being overweight may not be much worrisome in terms of other health

Obesity Can Lower Your Immunity Making You More Prone To COVID-19

We all know that COVID-19 can affect anyone. However, people low immunity is more susceptible to infection when coming in contact with the virus. Not only that anyone with low immunity is also finding it hard to fight this virus infection. As advised by ILS Bariatric Care, obese people who have a weak immune system should be more careful about not only COVID-19 but also about any other viral infections. In case you are an obese person chances are high that your immunity will be lower than the average person. One of the most common problems for obese people is that fat tends to surround their heart and lungs. This makes both the lungs and the heart vulnerable. For an obese person, the heart will need to pump blood harder to all the cells. Also, too much body fat is incredibly inflammatory. Increased fat cells can produce too many immune cells causing inflammation. This high level of inflammation can lead

How To Stay Mentally And Physically Healthy In Quarantine If You Are An Obese?

It is hard to sane inside your home for three weeks with nothing to do. But it is all the more tough to stay mentally healthy if you are already fighting with depression, especially if you are an obese person. We are not saying depression is tougher for obese people, but they tend to have a lot more negative effect on them. One of the main focus of obesity treatment is to help obese people stay mentally healthy. So, we at, ILS Bariatric Care, an expert in obesity treatment are going to give you some tips that will help you keep you away from depression and anxiety. There is an interconnection between depression and obesity that can prove to be fatal. An obese person will become depressed if they are unable to control their weight gain. Taunts, jokes and peer pressure is a major cause of it. If the person aims for unrealistic goals to lose weight and then fails

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

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

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