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Overweight and Obesity

Every person must have longed for a high and ideal body weight, but sometimes the reality speaks another, height is not accompanied by a proportional weight. Many reasons behind this include heredity, diet and lifestyle as well as diseases such as hypothyroid (low thyroid hormone production).

Excessive eating habits, especially foods high in fat and carbohydrates and less exercise is the most common factors that cause overweight and even obesity. What is the difference overweight and obesity?

Overweight is a condition where a person has excess body fat so the weight exceeds the ideal weight but not yet included into the category of obesity. While obesity is a condition where a person with body weight far exceeds the ideal weight for him due to the excess flab. Overweight and obesity can have negative impacts for the health body. Overweight if not controlled can lead to obesity and may increase the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus and high cholesterol.

Besides the risk of fatal obesity also affect the quality of life, interfere with daily activities and affect your mood (mood) also interfere with the aesthetics (appearance). In women obesity may also increase the risk of breast cancer. Parameter to determine overweight or obesity is the Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference.
BMI is the most widely used to determine obesity by comparing weight and height

The formula is: BMI = weight divided by the rank 2 of the heights

The following is a table of the body of asian (men and women) according to WHO:
– Overweight> 23
– Obesity> 25

For example: 70kg weight and 175cm height

BMI = 70 / 1.75 X 1.75 = 22.9

22.9 number means including overweight.

Waist circumference measurement is used to determine levels of abdominal fat (abdominal fat) and relation to risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and hiperkolesterol. For people asia, the normal limits in the male waist circumference <90cm.

How to avoid obesity?

1. Set the lifestyle ;
– Reduce consumption of fatty foods and carbohydrates
– Many consume vegetables and fruits
– Eating adequate servings
– Reduce snacking between meals or instead of foods with low-calorie foods and fats
– Regular exercise 3X a week
– Avoid stress

2.Medication/Drugs.
There are different types of drugs to help you lose weight, you should consult with your doctor first.

3.Liposuction.
This is a last resort if all else above does not show results, and these efforts must be made by a physician specialists
in this field.

Translated from  : www.medicblueprint.blogspot.com


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