Overweight or obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. The sedentary lifestyle nowadays has increased the risk of obesity among youngsters. Obesity is diagnosed when your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. Obesity does not remain only as a cosmetic problem as it increases the risk of many lifestyle disorders
Obesity is influenced by
- Genetic factors
- Environmental factors
- Less physical activity
- Dietary habits
- Lack of sleep
Prolonged obesity can lead to the risk of illness like Diabetes, Heart disorders, Hormonal imbalances, sleep apnea, Osteoarthritis.etc. Obesity in kids is reportedly increased due to a sedentary lifestyle and increased use of gadgets for entertainment.
At Institute of applied dermatology, our goal of obesity treatment is not weight loss alone but weight management achieving the weight possible in the context of overall health.
Yoga, Integrative diet and gut health is considered while managing obesity. If the stress factor is involved then it can be reduced with counseling and homeopathic influence. The person’s body mass index, waist hip ratio, abdominal and waist girth is recorded and an integrative diet is prescribed and customized keeping in mind the comorbidities and food habits, lifestyle of the person.
Counseling and nutritional education for balanced food intake is made a priority.