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Dr. Majari describes the common causes of Obesity in the present times
Hi, I am Dr. Manjiri Puraniks and I am practicing obesity for last 15 to 20 years. Most of the times in my clinical practice I come across a lot of patients who comments a doctor why is it that I am fat.
What are the causes of obesity?
Well, there are many all of us know that main important cause of obesity or weight gain or fat gain is a lifestyle. Today we are not exercising we are eating all kinds of junk food. Besides that, there are many other things. Then there are social and there are cultural factors. It is a lack of sleep, we are indulging in smoking, alcohol and a very important factor we are missing out is a genetic factor. Lots of times you will see that your parents, parents side some relatives they are obese. So Genetic factor is very important in obesity. A lot of genes have been identified which cause obesity. So you may be under right kind of diet, you might be exercising but you tend to be overweight.
Why is it that people are bothered about obesity. Is it because I don't look good? Is it because of the cosmetic reasons. Well, there is a lot more to it. Obesity is 2nd most Health hazard in terms of mortality. It is the 2nd most reason of overall death all over the world. Today it is called as endemic. It is spreading like an infectious disease. Any organ in the body you name it and it gets affected because of the obesity. You are more prone to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, paralysis, cancer, gout, you get back ache, you have any problems.
When you are very very obese you get Breathless you have respiratory diseases then all the systems in the body are affected, there is high cholesterol and the most important is diabetes. India is becoming the capital of diabetes and the amount of mortality because of diabetes that is the metabolic disorders is so high that today I think diabetes and obesity they have become like 1 disease which is called diabesity. So we must reduce how our weight our fat especially under the region around tummy only because we have to reduce the risk of diabetes, blood pressure and heart attack.
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