Obesity and Overweight

Obesity and Overweight

What is Obesity?

Obesity is the result of eating more calories than the body can burn or use on a regular basis. The body then stores the excess calories as fat. As the extra calories are consumed each day, the body continues to accumulate extra fat stores, leading to obesity and—in the most severe instances—to morbid obesity. Obesity symptoms have sometimes been identified as a fatal disorder. There are different classes of obesity, depending on its severity. 

Risk Factors:

Certain obesity risk factors cannot be controlled, like genetics and ethnicity. Your economic stability and level of education can also affect your risk of becoming obese, as whether or not you live in a neighbourhood where you have access to nutritious food and recreational activity facilities.

No matter what the cause or risk level for obesity, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight will reduce your risk of many health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, asthma, gallbladder disease, and several types of cancer 

Prevention and Control:

Treatment: The goal of obesity treatment is to reach and stay at a healthy weight. You may need to work with a team of health professionals, behavior counselor or an obesity specialist—to help you understand and make changes in your eating and activity habits. 

Being an active participant in your care is important. One way to do this is by preparing for your appointment. Think about your needs and goals for treatment.

In order to help stop the spread Clinica Medica Familiar is NOW offering Telemedicine(Telehealth/video call) and Influenza Vaccines. Please call us at 855-505-7467 to explain more details of these awesome services we are now providing and when you can stop by for your flu shot. 

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