This post is about a deadly disease known as “Obesity“. You will be informed about all the symptoms & possible cures of this dangerous disease/Virus in this Article.
What is Obesity?
Obesity means that you weigh at least 20% more than what is considered to be a normal weight for your height. It makes you more likely to have problems including:
- Heart diseases.
- High BP.
- Gallbladder diseases
- Diseases related to bones
- Many breathing problems (e.g. when a person stops breathing for short episodes during sleep)
Not everyone has all of those problems. The risk increases if you have a family history of one of those conditions.
Also, the area where your weight may matter. If it’s mostly around your belly (apple shaped), that may be riskier than if you have a “pear” shaped body, meaning that your extra weight is mostly around your buttocks.
How do you know if you are Obese?
You can use a measurement called a BMI along with the waist size , to decide if your weight is dangerous to your health. The BMI is a combination of the height and weight. If you have a BMI higher, unhealthy eating order, and very less physical activity, your extra weight is putting your health in danger.
Use the Interactive Tool: will Your BMI Increase Your Health Risks? to find out your body mass index.
People who carry too much fat around the middle, rather than around the hips, are more likely to have more health problems. In women, a waist size of 35 in. (88 cm) or more raises the chance for disease. In men, a waist size of 40 in. (101 cm) or more raises the chance for disease.
And If you are Asian, your health may be at risk if you have a BMI of 27.5 or higher and you might have unhealthy eating patterns and too little physical activity. Also, health problems are seen with a smaller waist size. In Asian women, a waist size of 32 in. (80 cm) or more raises the chance for disease. In Asian men, a waist size of 36 in. (90 cm) or more raises the chance for disease.
Causes of Obesity:
When you eat more calories than you burn off, you will gain weight. If your family members are fat or obese, there is a chance you may have inherited a tendency to gain weight. And your family also helps form your eating and lifestyle habits, which can lead to obesity.
The foods are often high in saturated fat and calories.
What can you do?
Or instead of a diet, you must focus on lifestyle changes that will improve your health and achieve the right balance of energy or calories. To lose weight, you should burn more calories than you take in. You can do it by eating healthy foods in appropriate amounts and becoming more active. And you should do it every day.
Small steps mean a lot. Losing just 10% of your body weight can make a difference in your health.
Make a plan that works out. Work with your nutritionist to create a plan that will work for you. Ask family members and friends for help in keeping with the plan. Ask to recommend a dietitian to help you with meal planning.
When you deviate from your plan, don’t get upset. Figure out what got you off track and how you can fix it.
How can you stay on your plan for change?
It’s hard to change things. You must be ready. Make sure this is the right time for you. Are you ready to make a plan and stay on it already? Do you have the support and will of your family and friends? Do you know what your first steps will be? Becoming healthier and staying that way is a lifelong effort which is worth it.
Prevention is better than cure!
As you keep the track of calories, look at whether you skip meals, when you eat, how much you eat out, and how many fruits and vegetables you eat. Keep track of everything other than being hungry. This will help you notice patterns that you may want to change.
You may want to note down the amount of physical activity you have each day and compare the calories you burned to those you took in.
Can you take medicines or have surgery to lose weight?
Surgery and medicines don’t work by themselves. Many people also need to make changes in what they eat and how much of an active routine they have.
Before your doctor will ask for medicines or surgery, he will probably want you to work on healthier eating and activity for at least 8 months. Even if your doctor gives you medicines or recommends surgery, you will need to keep your new healthy habits for the rest of your life continuously.