There is a rapid rise in people who are overweight or obese. Punya Hospital has planned for an exclusive team of Doctors in specialties to manage Obese patients and their related complications. Our Dietary specialist is well trained who counsels’ about the Diet management of our entire Obese patient. Preliminary obesity Physician evaluates the patients about their physical &mental health and advices them accordingly.
What Is Obesity?
Obesity is a disorder in which body possess unwanted or excess fat deposits.It ultimately leads to overweight conditions.Nowadays,it is a common disorder seen in teens and youngsters.The modern life style and food habits have immensely contributed to this effect.
Common Causes Of Obesity
When the intake of calories through the food one person eats is greater than the calories burnt through his activities, the excess calories remaining are converted to fat and the person starts to gain weight. Causes of obesity can be a combination of factors which are described below.
Managing obesity involves a very comprehensive approach.It involves medical therapies,medications,behavioural training,diet scheduling,exercise and workout sessions.Keeping the patient motivated and enthusiastic in overcoming his problem is quite a big deal. Other specialists like Orthopedician –for arthritis, Gastroenterologists- for Reflux Disease, Pulmonologist breathing difficulties, Cardiologist- for Heart related problems are part of the team with their required inputs.
The knowledge that obesity of a person is caused by the increased intake of calories than that is needed to carry out the biological functions of the body and the everyday activity of the person is very important if a person wants to reduce his abnormal body weight and return to normalcy.
Exercise & Activity
When a person’s body mass index crosses 35 he is considered to be obese. Why obesity is caused is a common question which has been asked time and again. The answer that is medically correct and which is often quoted is that obesity occurs when the energy consumed by a person is greater than that is needed by a person, the extra energy being converted as fat which initiates the weight building process.
Alternative Medications & Support
There are numerous alternative medications available for treating obesity other than the conventional options of life style and dieting habit changes, exercising and surgical procedures. Numerous dietary supplements, mind body therapies like acupuncture, meditation, yoga etc complements other obesity treatments.
Avoiding Obesity : Health Tips
We all know that prevention is always better than cure.The obesity or over weight conditions can be easily prevented by following some simple steps.
- Plan before you eat because it helps you in controlling diet
- Keep a regular time for eating and don’t wait to get hungry, as it helps in scheduling your mind clock
- Drink a lot of water
- Stop eating when you feel fuller
- Switch to low calorie food intakes
- Avoid junks,fries,oil-based food items
- Be slow in food intake as it boosts your brain to make you feel fuller
- Avoid eating in front of T.V sets,as it make you unaware about consumption
- Involving in sports,out door games,walking,swimming etc.
- Be confident and enthusiastic about shedding weight.
When your obesity index crosses 30, it is a signal indicating that your weight has increased considerably and it is time that you discuss this matter with your health care provider. He will try to understand your health problem by studying your health history and by conducting a physical examination. Diagnostic tests and examinations usually conducted by surgeons to evaluate obesity are detailed below.
Medical Management Of Obesity
Obesity starts taking place when the calorie value of food we eat everyday exceeds the calorie value of the energy we spend through our daily activities necessary to sustain and carry out our life plus the energy we spend in our activities like work, sporting activity, walking swimming etc. When these two energy levels are almost equal they balance each other and hence no weight gain occurs. But when the energy intake through food we eat is higher and the energy burnt in daily activities are lesser, the balance of energy that is available in our body is stored as fat in the body.
Surgical Management Of Obesity
Persons who are severely obese face increased risk of health problems and are at critical state most often. Their health risk increases as their weight increases. So the only solution available to them is to undergo surgical procedure which is intended to reduce the volume of their stomach or to reduce the amount of food that is digested by not ingesting some portion of the food eaten by the patient. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch , Gastric Banding and Gastric Sleeve ( Sleeve Gastrectomy ) are the common surgical procedure followed by the surgeons.
Meet our Expert
Dr.Nagaraj B Puttaswamy is a well reputed obesity management expert in our institute who holds the legacy of 17 successful years in Obesity management.He is the Chief in Bariatric Surgery and has expertise in Obesity surgery.He has extensive knowledge about surgical management of morbidly obese patients.