Obesity is the common condition and highly correlated with an increased incidence of many diseases. About one-third of US adults (35%) and (15% )of children are obese. Obesity is the major concern not only in USA but all over world. Hence prevention and early treatment is the only solution.
Obesity is the generalized accumulation of fat in the body above the particular level. Weight gain not only causes cosmetic problem but also increases the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bone and joint problem and also Cancer.
Obesity is associated with stress, psychological disorder like depression, complication of pregnancy, menstrual irregularities, etc. So it is very important to consider these factors in the treatment.
How to measure the fat accumulation? It is measured by Body Mass Index (BMI)
BMI around 25 kg/sq m is Normal
BMI between 25 and 29.9kg/sq m is Preobese (overweight)
BMI above 30 is Obese.
BMI can be calculated by using following formula
BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches x Height in inches ) ) x 703
BMI = Weight in Kilograms / ( Height in Meters x Height in Meters )
CAUSES OF OBESITY
Diabetes Mellitus Hypertension Cardiovascular disease Hereditary or genetic factor Thyroid disorder – Hypothyroid Sedentary lifestyle – lack of exercise, no physical activity Overeating Improper and bad food habits like eating junk, fatty food and eating less fibrous food. Use of drugs like steroids, hormonal drugs for longer time. Stress leads to overeating.
COMPLICATIONS OF OBESITY
Accumulation of fats in different internal organs of our body leading to various disorders.
Cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure due to increase of pressure on heart from fat accumulation. Fatty Liver due to accumulation of fats in Liver. High cholesterol level. Respiratory Disorder due to pressure on heart and lungs from fat accumulation. Arthritis or joint pain especially Arthritis of Knee joints. Gallstones due increase in Cholesterol level. Colon Cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer are usually related with obese people.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT WITH NUTRITIONAL DIET
Prevention is always better than cure. Hence it is always recommended to take the proper diet in order to prevent obesity if it is major family history. But many people neglect this fact and later it becomes difficult to reduce the body weight.
The only solution for this problem is homeopathic treatment along with auxiliary treatment like –
Homeopathic treatment is always based on proper case history and remedy depends from person to person because no two individuals are similar. Along with remedy, exercise and proper nutritional diet are also recommended. Avoid smoking and alcohol. Daily exercise like walking, jogging, aerobics, weight lifting, etc depending on the body capacity. Yoga is also one most important factor weight management. Avoid fatty, oily food instead take high fiber food, fruits, juices, soups. Increase physical activity in daily life routine. Proper sleep which rejuvenates the mind and helps to reduce stress. Do not watch TV while having meals.