Excessive body fat that settles around the abdomen and other areas may be termed as obesity. This is not the same as being overweight and can set in when you ingest more calories than you expend. Also, it can happen when the patient has an overly sedentary lifestyle and does not get enough of sleep.
HOW IS OBESITY DIAGNOSED?
The condition does not require any specific diagnosis but the general physician may conduct tests to rule out endocrine disorders or other medical issues that may cause obesity. Certain medications can also cause obesity. The doctor will check your medical history to evaluate this aspect.
HOW IS OBESITY TREATED?
The treatment of this condition mostly centres around diet and exercise. Crash dieting is discouraged as it may lead to health problems and a reoccurrence of the issue once the pounds drop too fast. Also, one will have to exercise so that the number of calories being eaten can be burnt with ample physical activity.
DID YOU KNOW?
The effect of excess fructose can be felt on the part of the brain that promotes obesity.