Battle of the Bulge: Obesity Treatment
Perceived as an even a bigger threat to one’s health than health-related problems such as smoking or drinking, obesity is a medical condition where there is excess body fat, leading to other adverse effects on health. In turn, it can lead to a reduced life expectancy and vulnerability to developing other health problems.
In fact, obesity increasing your chances of developing potentially-life threatening diseases such as heart diseases, type 2diabetes, breast cancer or colon cancer and the likelihood of strokes. It may also damage the quality of life and result in increased levels of depression, low self-esteem and poor self-image. People suffering from this medical condition generally have a body mass index (B.M.I.) exceeds 30 kg/m2.
Obesity treating is a long-term process and may involve years at end. Various changes will have to be made to the lifestyle of the individual. It is aimed at preventing further increase of weight, gradual loss of weight through the combination of both a calorie-controlled diet as well as regular exercise, avoiding regaining any lost weight, improving the general overall health and preventing the risk of any obesity-related complications.
Along with this it may be important to have a one-to-one consultation with a trainer or dietician who can carefully monitor and guide you on your eating habits. Maintaining a book where you write the food intake per day is an extremely helpful habit. This helps bring to your notice how many calories you consume in one day. This way you know where you will be going wrong and where the changes need to be made.
There are a number of weight-loss remedies which are can be extremely challenging and require a high amount of commitment. However, if you are disciplined and stick to the plan you are sure to shed off that extra fat. Usually, weight loss remedies are prescribed after taking into consideration various factors. One of the most important determinants is taking into account your medical history (to see whether it runs in your genes). Usually, after this different remedial solution such as changes in your lifestyle, dieting, exercise programs, etc. can be prescribed.
Stress is also a huge factor. As a result many people tend to overeat. It is important to control the stress factors in one’s life. Counselling plays a pivotal role for people suffering from this medical condition. It can help to understand reasons which trigger emotional and behavioural issues that are related to overeating. This can help you to control overeating and monitor your diet.
A doctor may prescribe a number of weight-loss medications which aid in the process of weight-loss.
In certain, extreme cases, surgery may also be opted for. However, this is not such a popular method and is only sought by those people where they have not responded to other treatment methods.
Obesity is one of the most difficult problems to treat and the person has to have a strong will to adhere to the strict dietary changes as well as incorporation of exercise in their lives.