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Obesity

What is obesity?



Obesity, quite plainly, can be defined as the accumulation of extra fat in your physical system to such an extent that it exposes you to the risk of suffering from further physical complications. The rate of obese people in the UK has increased considerably since 1980 onwards and currently this nation comprises the highest number of obese women and second largest male obese population (after Malta), throughout the European continent. The healthcare experts of the UK are of opinion that, change in lifestyle, lack of physical activism, irregular dieting habit and overdependence on synthetic medications have most the important roles to play in this context. Studies have shown that each of these aspects contribute largely to the accumulation of extra fat within physical system of a person. A person is considered obese when his or her bodyweight is almost 20% higher than normal.

What causes obesity?



There are mainly two factors responsible for causing obesity: A) leading an irresponsible lifestyle and B) hormonal imbalance within the physical system of a person. However, obesity mostly occurs due to consumption of too much calories but failure to burn the extra amount off with adequate physical activism. The admission of unnecessary calories in the physical system of a person mainly occurs due to consumption of high fat containing foods, beverages, alcohol and anti-depressants. Indulgence in rigorous physical activities for 30 minutes on a regular basis is advised widely by physicians as it helps to burn off the extra calorie most effectively.

How do I know if I’m obese?



The best and most effective way to determine obesity is to take help of the BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator. Being fat doesn’t necessarily mean that a person is obese. It is possible that the person is just overweight and coming under general misconception if he starts obesity treatment then it may cause long term physical complications. If the calculation finds that your BMI is rests within the limits of 25 to 29.9 points then you are overweight. You need to consider the possible risk of being obese quite seriously and take adequate action so that you can remain free from obesity related complications. You need to seek medical consultation immediately if your BMI calculation indicates the same to be 30 or above.

What problems does obesity cause?



Obesity is not a disease in itself, according to strict sense of the term but in the UK it has become a matter of serious concern due to the further health complications that it may cause. Osteoarthritis or the degeneration of bone and cartilage is a common problem that obese people face. Generally this problem occurs at the knee joint but it can also occur in other joints of a person’s physical system. Coronary heart disease is another very serious health problem that obese people may face if they don’t find a way to control their physical condition at the earliest. In addition to this, physical complications like hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes (type 2), breathing problem, sleep apnea and certain types of cancers are caused by obesity.

What is the most effective form of obesity treatment?



Physicians are of opinion that the best way to keep obesity under control is to change the lifestyle trends. The results will be better if it is possible for a person to keep himself/herself engaged in physical exercises for 30 minutes everyday. However, a person, who has already been found to be obese, requires not only to follow these methods but for quick recovery from the situation he also needs to take prescription anti-obesity pills like Xenical with proper consultation from a registered physician.