Obesity is a serious medical condition that may cause you several life threatening complications. Learn to identify the causes and symptoms of obesity so that you can treat obesity in time. You can treat obesity by making simple lifestyle changes and by taking the help of weight-loss medications.
Obesity is a medical condition in which you accumulate an excessive amount of body fat. While “overweight” refers to that excessive amount of body weight that includes muscle, bone, fat and water, obesity is a long-term complex problem that is associated with various life threatening conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis and certain types of cancers. Most health care professionals regard men with more than 25% body fat and women with more than 30% body fat as obese. Obesity is also measured in terms of body mass index (BMI).
Symptoms of obesity
One of the major hurdles in obesity treatment is that many of the obesity patients do not realize that they are obese. Even the patients, who are diagnosed as clinically obese, think they are little overweight. If people don’t even recognise that they are obese, they’ll not make any efforts to control their weight; hence, they are more likely to become a victim to obesity related conditions.
Listed below are some of the symptoms of obesity. If you notice any of the below listed symptoms of obesity try to cut down your weight or else you may be in for many more rude shocks.
Some of the commonly reported symptoms of obesity include:
Certain illnesses and medications – Some illnesses such as Cushing’s disease may lead to weight gain. In addition, certain medications like steroids and antidepressants may also cause weight gain.
Irrespective of the causes of obesity, you may control your weight by monitoring your calorie intake and increasing your activity levels. Try to eat lighter meals and exercise more frequently. In case, this does not work out you may take the help of obesity treatment medications such as Xenical and Reductil. While Xenical works by inhibiting the absorption of fat, Reductil works as an appetite suppressant medication. If you are unable to control your weight even with the help of medication, your doctor may suggest bariatric surgery to control your weight and thus prevent you from becoming a victim to obesity related conditions.
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