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Gastric Band

As the name implies, adjustable gastric banding involves placing a silicon adjustable gastric band around the top portion of the stomach. This helps in reduced intake of food thus helping in weight loss. This can be adjusted to meet the weight and nutritional needs, especially during pregnancy. Sinc... CONTINUE READING

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric or weight loss surgery might be an option for people who have extreme obesity (BMI of 32.5 with co-morbidities or BMI > 37) when other treatments have failed. An exciting development is the most popular and effective bariatric surgery, which not only brings down a patient's weight but also... CONTINUE READING

Surgical management of Obesity

Surgical management is considered when weight loss is not sufficient with diet, exercise and medical management being tried for at least 6 months. This chapter has been written for people to understand that obesity is curable and all co-morbidities associated with obesity are reversible. With diet a... CONTINUE READING

Physical exercised and Medication

Muscles when used, consume energy from fat and glycogen. Due to the large size of the leg muscle, walking, running and cycling are very effective means of exercise to reduce body fat. Brisk walking is considered the best form of exercise. In our busy routine, we should make it a mandatory habit to ... CONTINUE READING

Medical management of obeisty

There is a multidisciplinary approach to manage obesity which includes:Lifestyle modificationDiet changesExerciseMedicationsDiet supplementsSurgery Lifestyle modifications: It is a very important to treat obesity. If you are overweight or obese, sometimes all the above points go together to c... CONTINUE READING

Obesity and Cancer

Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without any control and invade other surrounding and distant tissues as well. It is considered a deadly diseases because it is very difficult to control and cure it. So prevention is better than cure. Only 5-10% of all cancer case... CONTINUE READING

Obesity and psychological disorders

Obesity is as much a psychological as a physical problem. Depression can lead to obesity as people over eat during depression and obesity leads to depression, so a cycle is formed. It is very important to take care of psychological aspect of obesity when treating it. It has become an integral part o... CONTINUE READING

Obesity and Joint Problems

Obese people have difficulty sitting on the floor, running and climbing stairs. This is caused primarily by the fact that the force on one's knees between the patella (knee cap). Obesity is a developing life - shortening conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, sleep apnea and cancer. E... CONTINUE READING

How to deal with obesity and infertility

Studies have shown that women who are overweight or obese are less likely to respond to fertility drugs. This occurs because the excessive weight obstructs the proper absorption or the fertility drugs. A multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss is absolute essential. Emphasis should be on lifestyl... CONTINUE READING

Obesity and male infertility

1. Decreased libido - Obesity is directly related to decreased libido in both males and females. The desire for sex is diminished to a great extent with increasing weight. Conception therefore, is out of question.2. Decreased sperm count - Decreased sperm production is a very common in obese males. ... CONTINUE READING

Obesity and female infertility

Obesity is a known risk factor for ovulation problems, but also contributes to infertility in women who ovulate normally. Women who are severely obese ie, BMI > 40 were 43% less likely to achieve pregnancy than women who had a normal weight.Estrogen is found in two sources in the body - the ovary an... CONTINUE READING

Obesity and Infertility

Bulging belly was once a sign of prosperity but the scene has fast changed now. Excess deposition of fat is no longer related to affluence. Rather it is an indication of the fact that you are susceptible to a myriad of health ailments such as infertility, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis and o... CONTINUE READING

Obesity and heart diseases

Excess weight and obesity greatly increase the likelihood of developing coronary artery disease (CAD). This disorder occurs when the arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle become narrowed. The deterioration is a process called atherosclerosis and is caused by a build up of plaque on the inner ... CONTINUE READING

Surgery for diabetes

You must be surprised that we are talking of surgery for type II diabetes mellitus. I have included this chapter here as we have observed for the last few years that, the gastric bypass surgery not only helps patient to lose weight and improve their health but specifically addresses the national epi... CONTINUE READING

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that, when occurring together, increase the risk of developing cardio vascular disease and diabetes. It is basically defined as central obesity (when the waist circumference is more than 40" in men and more than 35" in women) and any two of th... CONTINUE READING

Obesity and Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is a group of metabolic disease in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas done not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Insulin is the principal hormone that regulates the uptake of glucose from the blood... CONTINUE READING

Health risk of obesity

Obesity related health problems:1. Coronary heart disease - As your BMI increases, so does the risk of coronary heart disease. It is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. It narrows or blocks the arteries and reduces the blood flow to the heart m... CONTINUE READING

Obesity related health problems

1. Coronary heart disease : As your BMI increases, so does the risk of coronary heart disease. It is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. It narrows or blocks the arteries and reduces the blood flow to the heart muscle, causing Angina or a heart... CONTINUE READING

Obesity is measured by calculating the Body Mass Index

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement tool that compares your height to your weight and gives you an indication of whether you are overweight, under weight or normal weight for your height. You can calculate your BMI on your own. First measure your height in meters. Square it. Now check your ... CONTINUE READING

Why does obesity occur ?

Obesity, however, has many causes. The reasons for the imbalance between the calorie intake and consumption vary in each individual. Factors like your age, gender, genes, psychological makeup and environmental factors may contribute to obesity CONTINUE READING

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