Posted On Aug 16, 2022
Weight gain or loss fluctuations are normal throughout life. When these fluctuations are drastic, they can be a cause for concern. Weight gain and obesity differ from person to person depending on their age, height, and medical issues. For example, if you are pregnant, you are required to gain weight. It becomes an issue when weight gain is too much. Are you worried that you are putting on too many kilos and have no reliable knowledge on how to lose weight? And how do you know if you’re doing everything to prevent obesity in children?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a tool to measure the extent of obesity, where weight and height are used in a formula.
(Weight/height in meters squared) like Kg/m2
Overweight and Class I Obesity can usually be treated with diet modification, exercise, and behavioral changes and does not require surgery. Class II and III obesity require bariatric surgery.
The risk of early death is doubled compared to non-obese individuals. The risk of death from diabetes or heart attack is five to seven times greater. The social, psychological, and economic effects of morbid obesity, however unfair are real and can be especially devastating. Consult with the Bariatric Surgeon in Hebbal, Bangalore if you are experiencing the symptoms of Obesity.
Obesity can be treated. It requires multi-disciplinary assessment by an endocrinologist, psychiatrist, cardiologist, bariatric surgeon, dietician and others depending on the associated conditions.
Manipal Hospitals, Hebbal, Bangalore