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Obesity

OBESITY

 

What is obesity?

Obesity is a metabolic disorder consisting of a body overweight caused by accumulation of fatty tissue.

 

How do you know if your weight is the ideal weight?

To calculate the ideal weight we use the "The body mass index (BMI)" , invented by the Belgian Adolphe Quetelet between 1830 and 1850. It consists on a series of calculations in which our body weight is divided by the square of our height.

More information about how to apply this method in " The ideal weight" of the above listing.

Symptoms of obesity

Overweight, excessive sweating, fatigue with little effort, feeling of excessive thirst, etc..

 

Causes of obesity

- Unsuitable nourishment: too rich in calories for the energy needs of an individual. ( More information about fat)

- Little physical exercise: Its implies " burning" few calories and, thus, contributing to increase body weight.

- Nervous causes : Anxiety or stress produces an impelling need of ingesting food above over our real caloric needs.

- Genetics : Some people tend to store fat by genetic causes.

- Endocrine disorders: Certain endocrine diseases, such as alterations of the thyroid, can trigger or promote obesity.

 

Consequencies of obesity

Obesity predisposes the appearance of a series of physical ailments that make the obese individual to have a life expectancy below 10 years or more in respect to non-obese individuals. The most common diseases associated with obesity are:

- Diabetes

- Hypertension.

- Colon or pancreas cancer

- Kidney Diseases.

- Gout.

- Prostatitis.

- Varicosis.

- Cardiovascular Problems

Treatmet of obesity

The change in eating habits is the best way to treat obesity. It specially implies the substitution of caloric-rich foods for other food lower in calories, the appropriate dietary study or the practice of some kind of physical activity.

There is a natural treatment of obesity which involves using a series of natural resources that help prevent and combat this disease.

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