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OBESITY

Obesity and risks Involved:
The term obesity has been used to define the condition in which excess body fat has accumulated. This fat has been accumulated to an extent that even your health may be negatively affected. The BMI or the commonly defined body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher depicts risks of obesity. It should be remembered that obesity can lead to various kinds of health problems and diseases, especially cardio vascular diseases. Obesity makes you prone to other kinds of diseases and ailments like diabetes mellitus type 2, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. Along with this it has been seen that obesity can reduce life expectancy and hence you need to treat this problem to avoid risks of life threatening diseases.

Causes of Obesity:
The most common cause of obesity are sedentary lifestyles and it has bee seen that this plays a significant role in obesity. Globally there has been a large shift towards less physically demanding work and more of sedentary works, with at least 60% of the world's population not getting sufficient exercise. It has been proven that this is primarily due to increasing use of mechanized transportation also the use of labor saving technologies at home. The other major cause of obesity is genetics and like most other medical conditions, obesity is the result of a connection between genetic and environmental factors. Polymorphisms are present in many genes, which control appetite and metabolism incline to obesity when sufficient calories are present. Hence people tend to get obese when the favorable environmental conditions are present. Apart from these factors medical and psychiatric illness are also causes of obesity and many pharmaceutical substances used for treating illnesses can increase risk of obesity. There are rare genetic syndromes like hypothyroidism, Cushing's syndrome and growth hormone deficiency that causes obesity.

Symptoms of Obesity:
The only advantage of obesity is that you can see the changes in your body and measure it through measuring tapes and checking your weight. The measuring tape can help you measure your waist and hips to get the hip to waist ratio. Similarly the weighing machine can help you to determine your BMI to check if you are reaching the levels of obesity.


 
Management of Obesity:
The sooner you begin your treatment for obesity, the better it is for you as letting obesity gain control of you can lead to severe health problems.

Home Remedies:
Some of the main treatments for obesity consist of dieting and physical exercise. There are various diet programs, which can be accompanied with exercises to lose weight faster. But instead of weight loss over the short term you should aim to keep this weight off for a longer period. Making exercise and a lower calorie diet a permanent part of your healthy lifestyle can do this.

Natural and Ayurvedic:
These days one can avail surgical treatments for obesity and these include bariatric surgery, which is costly and has many complications.

  • Cabbage can be best cure for obesity.
  • Eating tomatoes and fully-grown curry leaves can cure obesity.
  • Having carrot juice is a best home remedy.
  • Kriyas of yoga such as jalaneti and pranayamas can cure obesity.

The best obesity treatments are available at health centers like Gold’s gym, VLCC and Vibes.

 
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