Obesity

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

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

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,

8 Ways To Fulfill Your New Year Resolution Of Lose Weight

As soon as we step into a new year, people are usually brimming up with ideas and plans that they want to fulfill. Every year people take up so many new year resolutions at once and then struggle to fulfill them or simply stop trying them after some point. Like, if you have taken up a resolution of losing weight, wouldn’t it be better if you could actually stick to your resolution? Here, under our supervision at ILS bariatric care you can get some super tips and advice from our bariatric experts on weight loss. Make realistic goals Do not make goals that will be impossible or unhealthy to achieve like trying to lose 24kgs in two months. When you set unrealistic goals, your brain will give up beforehand and you won’t get the urge to fulfil them. So try to set goals like losing 10kgs in 5 months. Make a plan After you have set your goal, make a

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

Effects Of Obesity On Children And How Weight Reduction Surgery Can Help

Childhood obesity has become a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Childhood obesity is very concerning because the extra weight makes the children prone to serious health problems that mostly used to be considered as adult problems like diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. There are several ways that a child is affected by obesity. Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t metabolize glucose properly. Diabetes can lead to eye disease, nerve damage and kidney dysfunction. Children who are overweight tend to develop type 2 diabetes. Heart Disease High cholesterol and high blood pressure raise the risk of future heart disease in obese children. Foods that are high in fat and salt may cause cholesterol and blood pressure levels to rise. Heart attack and stroke are two potential complications of heart disease. Sleep Disorders Kids and teens who are obese may also suffer from sleep disorders, such as excessive snoring and sleep

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