Obesity is defined as a condition that characterizes itself with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or higher. Obesity is considered to be a real existing epidemic in the United States, as it has been estimated that it affects 93.3 million American adults and approximately 13.7 American children. As for worldwide, there have been 650 million cases of obesity according to the latest statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016.
There is a variety of factors included in the development of obesity. The most common risk factors are:
- A poor diet;
- A sedentary lifestyle;
- Sleep deprivation;
- Older age;
- Pregnancy, etc.
Certain health conditions, such as
polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), osteoarthritis, and hypothyroidism have been
reported to cause obesity.
Obesity leads to a wide specter of health issues, most of them being potentially life-threatening if left untreated. The long list of potential health risks due to obesity includes:
- Heart disease;
- Heart attack;
- High blood pressure;
- High cholesterol levels;
- High blood sugar levels and type 2 diabetes;
- Sleep apnea;
- Fatty liver disease;
- Arthritis, etc.
If obesity is caused by an underlying health issue, the treatment plan focuses on treating the cause. If there is no health issue that is causing your obesity, lifestyle, and behavior changes are usually the treatment at hand. If weight loss is not induced through a healthy diet and regular exercise, medical help is available.
Weight Loss and Management
Dr Achira has a special interest in managing Obesity, he has been very successful in helping over weight and obese patients with weight loss.
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Dr. Achira helps his patients lose weight. Uncontrolled weight gain is what eventually leads to overweight and obesity. Obesity is one of the major health issues in the world. An estimated 650 million cases of obesity were reported worldwide in 2016. More than 1 in 3 adults in the United States alone are considered to be obese.
Our programs are medically supervised for our patients with Diabetes, but are also open to people who have pre-diabetes or don’t have Diabetes at all. Our goal is to educate, motivate and support you through your weight loss journey. Our weight loss strategies include the use of nutrition education, diet and exercise plans as well as FDA-approved weight loss medications if necessary.
Weight gain can occur for a number of reasons which the most common them being a poor, unhealthy diet, and a sedentary lifestyle with a lack of physical activity. Of course the roots of weight gain, and with that obesity, can go deeper, revealing the interference of genetics, smoking, excessive alcohol use, use of certain medications, and the presence of certain underlying health issues. Hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and osteoarthritis are the three most common health issues reported to cause weight gain and ultimately – obesity.
Weight Gain Can Be Prevented
Weight gain can be prevented, and
obesity can be controlled and efficiently treated. By introducing a
well-balanced, healthy diet, exercising on a daily basis, avoiding excessive
smoking, drinking, and drug misuse, weight gain can be efficiently prevented.
Any underlying condition should be diagnosed and treated in time, and weight
gain might be the sign that will help doctors diagnose this underlying
Since weight gain eventually leads to becoming overweight and obese, it is of vital importance for this problem to be taken care of. It is the multiple health risks that come with being overweight and obese that are making treatment and prevention a priority. An increased risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, infertility, arthritis, and high cholesterol levels are only some of the most common health risks due to weight gain and obesity.
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