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Obesity and Overweight


Obesity is considered a chronic medical condition, with a specific list of symptoms that help diagnose it. Being overweight or obese adds health risks. But how do you know if your weight is in the high-risk zone?


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 neighborhood 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:

  • Consume less “bad” fat and more “good” fat.

  • Consume less processed and sugary foods.

  • Eat more servings of vegetables and fruits. ...

  • Eat plenty of dietary fiber.

  • Focus on eating low–glycemic index foods. ...

  • Get the family involved in your journey. ...

  • Engage in regular aerobic activity.

  • Daily exercise

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, a behavior counselor,s 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.


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