Nowadays, owing to our lifestyle and faulty eating habits, obesity is the most common complaint of several individuals throughout the world. In the last 10 years, the number of obese people has doubled globally. Apart from the sedentary lifestyle and faulty eating habits, several other factors are responsible for obesity that you should be aware of. So, today, let’s have a look at the causative factors, adverse effects, and treatment options for obesity.
Causes Of Obesity:
There are several factors which can lead to obesity. Let’s have a look at some common causes of obesity.
1) Hormonal Imbalance – Like hypothyroidism, PCOD, etc.
2) Sedentary lifestyle
3) Faulty food habits
4) Anxiety & stress
5) A lack of exercise
7) Certain medicines
8) A lack of sleep
9) Excess use of electronic gadgets
Adverse Effects Of Obesity:
Obesity is one of the complaints of the modern world that increases the risk of various chronic diseases and impacts different systems in the human body negatively. People who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of developing serious conditions which are listed below.
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Fatty liver
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety and stress
- Sexual complaints
Besides these adverse effects of obesity, shame, guilt, over-consciousness, a lack of confidence, lethargy, and low productivity too are quite common undesirable effects of obesity experienced by several obese individuals.
Treatment Of Obesity:
If obesity is due to a sedentary lifestyle or certain faulty food habits, controlling your diet and regular exercise can help you correct this unpleasant health condition. Avoid eating all oily, fatty, and heavy foods. Drink plenty of water. Increase your intake of green leafy vegetables, salads, fruits, and fiber-rich foods by including these foods in your diet. A brisk walk of 30-40 minutes 5 days a week can help you deal to avoid or deal with obesity effectively. One can also pursue some sporting activities, such as swimming, cycling, weight training, etc. Always monitor your calorie intake & calories-burned.
If any medical disease is the cause of obesity, you should consult your doctor about it. You can consider conventional and Homoeopathic treatment for it. For more information, you can call at our center (022-66888888) and talk to an associate doctor.
- Written by Dr. Priyanka Agarwal, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah (M.D.)