Obesity is the term used to describe the accumulation of excess or too much body fat in an individual. Obese individuals are at a greater risk of contracting diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.
HOW IS OBESITY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a nutritionist who would check your weight and BMI to determine how overweight or obese you are.
HOW IS OBESITY TREATED?
The main treatment is dietary changes with a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Doctors suggest a routine of physical exercise along with short term weight loss diet. In case obesity is due to any medical condition, treating that condition is an important part of treating obesity.
DID YOU KNOW?
The most common cause of obesity is believed to be over eating with a sedentary lifestyle. Some cases can be genetic or due to endocrine disorders or mental illness.