Overweight and Obesity (Also known as Adiposity)
Overweight and obesity are increasingly common conditions as a threat to mankind all around the world. They are caused by the increase in the size and the number of fat cells in the body. It can cause complications such as metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, cancers and sleep disorders due to which obesity is a serious medical condition. Treatment depends on the cause and severity of your condition and whether you have complications. Treatment includes Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved weight-loss medicines, together with treatments including lifestyle changes, such as heart-healthy eating and increased physical activity. For some people, surgery may be a treatment option.
People gain weight and then fall outside of a healthy body weight range overall, the symptoms and consequences of obesity are similar. The Body Mass Index (BMI) level will be well above 29 for people who are extremely overweight or obese. In addition to appearing large, the visual symptoms tend to be the most obvious characteristic of obesity. Excess of fatty tissue all over the body is common for all people who are overweight or obese. You will notice changes in your weight as you become obese. The process of becoming obese is a long procedure for the most part and persons. You will not become obese overnight, and the entire process could end up taking months or years. If some people are on certain medications or if their lifestyles become sedentary, such people who suddenly become sick or injured may notice a rapid increase in their weight.
Increase in the mass around your abdomen, thighs, arms, face, or anywhere on your body are symptoms of obesity including an increase in weight and an increase in BMI. Depending on your age, lifestyle, metabolism, diet, and exercise habits, your weight may change rapidly or slowly. How slowly or quickly you develop symptoms depends on the underlying cause of your obesity can also affect.
The factors of obesity may vary based on your age, what is causing your obesity, how long you have been obese, and whether you are at risk of developing certain conditions based on your personal and family medical history. There are high chances to develop arthritis and other joint disorders such as tendinitis. For people who are overweight or obese, especially if they do not eat balanced meals or exercise enough, backaches, sleep apnoea, heartburn, and indigestion are also more common among over time. Your existing health problems may become even worse as your obesity will cause you to develop severe complications. People who are obese are a high-risk group for conditions such as heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. You may end up suffering a heart attack or stroke - both conditions can be fatal, especially for people who are obese especially if you do not keep your obesity under control. By further constricting your airways if you have asthma, obesity can cause your condition to become worse. You may even develop asthma and additional breathing problems from being overweight, you may notice that your asthma is becoming worse as you gain weight.
Women may notice irregularities in their menstrual cycles if they are obese. Overweight women may stop having their periods, altogether being overweight can cause a delay in your menstrual period, in some situations. If you miss a period, you should consult a doctor to rule out the possibility that you are pregnant and to test for underlying medical conditions that may be affecting your menstrual cycle.
Obesity, for many people, can cause depression. You feel less motivated to go out and enjoy life as you may be unhappy because of being obese. Because of your weight, you might feel that you are physically limited from going out and enjoying life. The more tired that you will feel, as the more sedentary your life becomes. You may not feel motivated to keep up with your daily activities, and you might feel hopeless and depressed. It may cause you to feel less motivated to stay active as depression may lead to a more sedentary lifestyle. As you become less motivated, you may become more obese, and as you become more obese, you may become less motivated.
With the way that you look, you might feel very unhappy. Adolescents become preoccupied with their body image and weight, they may lose self- confidence. You may start experiencing problems professionally, in school, or in other social situations.
If your weight causes you to feel depressed, then it is a major problem. While you try to bring your weight under control, talk to a doctor about ways to treat your mental health symptoms. Understand that there is hope - the sooner you take initiative, the sooner your weight and mood will be under control.
You may be having a heart attack if you start to feel chest pain or if you have trouble breathing, then. If you are unable to lose weight even after dieting and exercising, you may have an underlying condition that is causing you to gain weight. Monitor whether your weight is causing complications and to determine whether you have any underlying medical conditions that are causing you to become obese. Make sure that you stay up to date with your routine physicals.