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Disease of the 21st Century: Obesity - 2015


Out of the many diseases that have affected people adversely in our 21st century, obesity is a tricky health crisis that gives rise to deadly problems. The causes, BMI, complications and treatments will help you understand obesity better. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Disease of the 21st Century: Obesity - 2015

Disease of the 21st Century
  • Obesity

  • Obesity is the medical condition when you have
    excess fats in the body. It is the root of some
    serious health crisis like Type II Diabetes,
    Heart Problems and High Blood Pressure. The
    medical condition is primarily focused on excess
    fat, and not excess weight.

Are You Obese?
  • As we discussed, obesity is not about excess
    weight, but excess fats. The reason behind this
    is that the weight that is excess for you might
    be normal for a taller man. Hence, to know
    whether you are obese, you should consider your
    height and weight. Moreover, you have to
    calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine
    your fitness.

BMI Chart
  • According to the BMI chart, you are categorized
    as an obese if your BMI is more than 30. Heres a
    complete chart to help you understand your

  • Obesity is caused by the fats stored in our body.
    If the balance of calories consumed and calories
    burned is disturbed and calories consumed is
    much higher than calories burned, then it may
    cause obesity. Moreover, it is caused due to the
    following things
  • Faulty Diet Consumption of high calorie items,
    skipping healthy breakfast and irregular meals
    can cause obesity.

  • Inactivity Physical activities is the main
    source of burning calories. If you do not walk,
    run or perform exercises, the calories consumed
    are left in the body causing obesity.
  • Genetics Many people have to experience the
    complications of obesity because our genes
    determines how much fats our body stores.
  • Family Lifestyle Families that prefer oily and
    buttery diets are more prone to obesity than the
    ones that consume a balanced meal.

Like every health problem, obesity has a list of
complications. Hence, if you are obese, you may
have the following problems
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Depression
  • Cancer

  • Over the years, many treatments have been
    developed by bariatric surgeons and health
    experts. Here are some advanced and effective
    obesity treatments.
  • Performing Physical Activities
  • Prescription Medication
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Dietary Changes

Obesity can be avoided and cured effectively by
maintaining consistency in physical activities
and diet plans. If these are not effective, you
should consult a bariatric surgeon and opt for a
weight reduction surgery.
  • For more information about obesity and weight
    loss, visit ILS Bariatric Care at

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