All you need to know about 'OBESITY'

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What is Obesity?

Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.

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Reason behind it?

There are many reasons why some people have difficulty avoiding obesity. Usually, obesity results from a combination of inherited factors, combined with the environment and personal diet and exercise choices.

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Symptoms of Obesity!

Obesity is diagnosed when your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. To determine your body mass index, divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared and multiply by 703. Or divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared.

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Bad News

If you're concerned about weight-related health problems, ask your doctor about obesity management. You and your doctor can evaluate your health risks and discuss your weight-loss options.

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Causes

Although there are genetic, behavioral, metabolic and hormonal influences on body weight, obesity occurs when you take in more calories than you burn through exercise and normal daily activities.

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Risk Factors

Obesity usually results from a combination of causes and contributing factors like: family inheritance, unhealthy diet, liquid calories, inactivity, certain medications, social issues.

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Age

Obesity can occur at any age, even in young children. But as you age, hormonal changes and a less active lifestyle increase your risk of obesity. In addition, the amount of muscle in your body tends to decrease with age. Generally, lower muscle mass leads to a decrease in metabolism.

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Calorie count

These changes also reduce calorie needs, and can make it harder to keep off excess weight. If you don't consciously control what you eat and become more physically active as you age, you'll likely gain weight.

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Other factors

Pregnancy, quitting smoking, lack of sleep, stress, microbiome, previous attempts pf loosing weight, these are few other factors that lead to Obesity.

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Complications

People with obesity are more likely to develop a number of potentially serious health problems, including: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, digestive issues, sexual issue, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis.

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Prevention

Follow these steps to prevent yourself from obesity: exercise regularly, follow a healthy-eating plan, avoid food traps, monitor your weight regularly, be consistent.

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