what do we mean doctors for obesity?
The Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity (SEEDO) defines obesity as excess body fat, not excess weight. A very muscular (like bodybuilders) are overweight but not fat, therefore, is not obese.
Are there many obese people?
Unfortunately yes, and every day there’s more. In Spain more than 15% of people between 20 and 60 are obese.
Why are there people who are obese and others not?
Scientific studies have found that obesity is the result of many causes. In most cases this is a double cause, on the one hand a genetic predisposition, ie, a heritage that makes us tend to be overweight and otherwise poor diet and bad lifestyle, for example, never do sport.
How do we measure obesity doctors?
Throughout this time have been described and used many methods to measure obesity. Today it is used in body mass index (BMI) is the weight in kilos divided by height in meters squared. To be in our index correct weight should be between 18.5 and 25. If it is below the person is underweight.
If you are between 25 and 30 speak of overweight and if you are over 30 say that the person is obese.
Is there any risk to our health being obese?
He’s got very serious. Being obese is not just a cosmetic issue is a health issue. The obese person is more likely that it is not to be diabetic, to have high blood pressure, to take cholesterol and triglycerides and to develop several types of cancer. This makes their life expectancy is lower, therefore, obese people live shorter lives and live worse than they are not.
The chance of having a heart attack or cerebral vascular accident is magnified in the obese person.
Does cure obesity?
No, obesity is a chronic disease that has no cure but it is treatable. The same thing happens, for example, diabetes has no cure but is treatable.
How is obesity?
Obesity treatment is not easy or unique, so if anyone could do. Therefore, we insist much that when a person wants to lose weight has been put in the hands of a doctor for proper treatment and guidance the monitors you see fit.
To be successful in treating the first thing we do is convince the person to lose weight and, more importantly, never to win it has to change his lifestyle. We must learn healthy habits to be practicing the rest of your days if you do not want to get fat again.
But let’s see what the components of the treatment of obesity:
1 .- diet. We all know that to lose weight a diet needs to be done. Diets all know many and you could almost say that every week a new magazine and when summer approaches. Well, many of these diets are dangerous to health or simply are not right for everyone. What made our neighbor lost many kilos we may not make them lose us. Therefore we have to consult the doctor about the diet that will make losing weight without affecting our health and less likely to recover.
2 .- Exercise. It is fundamental and essential to start exercising and, if possible, daily. The obese person has to find time to exercise, to move. Exercises There are many types and the doctor knows, depending on age and illness of individuals, what we can do, what intensity and for how long. Not just any exercise better for everyone.
3 – Drugs. If we read the newspapers and magazines see ads of many drugs or substances that promise that will make us lose weight. Taking any medication or substance is not an unimportant thing. All medicines have side effects and not everyone can give to everyone. Therefore, it is the physician who knows who can give you medication and what medication is right for that person. There are few drugs to lose weight really useful and very clear who and when you can give, so it is important to put in the hands of a specialist.
4. – surgery. Surgery, such as stomach reduction, is reserved as a last resort and in cases of major obesity, those we call morbid. Before reaching it we have to try to lose weight by other methods.
5. – The intragastric balloon. They are, as the name suggests, balls that enter the stomach and once there, they swell. This fits we get very little food in the stomach, and eating less, lose weight. This applies to the above, is the doctor who knows which person and when you can (or not) put a ball.
And after losing weight, what?
Well after losing weight more often the person has problems with sagging. These problems will be less if exercised, but anyway, are likely to see stretch marks, excess skin folds especially in the abdomen, and so on. To address these problems is important to put in the hands of a plastic surgeon that is the professional suggested solutions with maximum guarantees.