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Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy & increased health problems.

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Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy & increased health problems.

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Obesity results when you consume more calories than you expend in your daily activities. Weight gained during certain critical periods of your life more commonly lead to an increased number of fat cells and make obesity more difficult to treat. These time periods are:1.Between 12 - 18 months of age. 2.Between 12 -16 age.3.Adulthood 4.Pregnancy
causes of obesity
Causes of Obesity
  • Consuming too many calories - People are eating much more than they used to. This used to be the case just in developed nations - however, the trend has spread worldwide.
  • Leading a sedentary lifestyle – With the arrival of modern convenience devices, the majority people are leading a sedentary lifestyle & this leads to less physical activities. Physical activity has an effect on how your hormones work, and hormones have an effect on how your body deals with food.
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Causes of Obesity
  • Not Sleeping Enough - If you do not sleep enough your risk of becoming obese doubles.If you do not sleep enough you produce Ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite. Lack of sleep also results in your body producing less Leptin, a hormone that suppresses appetite.
  • Illness - Although not as common as many believe, there are some illnesses that can cause obesity. These include hormone problems such as hypothyroidism, depression, and some rare diseases of the brain that can lead to overeating.
health risks associated with obesity
Health risks associated with obesity

Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breathing difficulties during sleep, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis, stroke respiratory problems, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, Gallbladder disease etc.

prescription medications for losing weight
Prescription medications for losing weight

There is one approved drug a physician may consider, Meridia in USA, Canada, Reductil in Europe and much of the world. Generic Meridia or Sibutramine comes from the appetite suppressant family and is considered to be one of the most efficient and safe medications in aiding weight loss.

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