Obesity is condition in which ones body mass index (BMI) is higher than 30. Not only is it a cosmetic concern it can lead to health issues such as diabetes, elevated blood pressure and heart diseases

Obesity is condition in which ones body mass index (BMI) is higher than 30. Not only is it a cosmetic concern it can lead to health issues such as diabetes, elevated blood pressure and heart diseases.

Complications

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Infertility, irregular menstrual cycle in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression
  • Decreased self esteem and confidence

Management

Weight loss can be achieved by following a healthy diet and regular exercise. Most important is to have regular routine and consistency to achieve the desired goals. Lifestyle modification is the most important factor in achieving weight loss. Rapid weight loss can lead to loose skin issues. Similarly following fad diets can lead to malnutrition and gaining the weight back on stopping the diet. Hence it is important to get an expert opinion for a controlled weight loss and maintain the results without causing further damage physically and mentally.