Obesity is one of the major risk factors for many chronic medical conditions like Type 2 Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Cardiovascular disorders, Stroke, Rheumatoid arthritis, and Gall bladder stones which may aggravate if not treated and lead to complications hence the primary goal is to treat obesity.
Yes but some of the medicines have serious side effects like cardiac issues. The safest medicines are Orlistat, Metformin and injectable medicines like exanetide / liraglutide / Dulaglutide.
Yes, it will shorten life span if not taken preventive measures and treatment for Obesity. It may cause premature death if not treated due to cardiovascular disease or stroke.
There is no permanent cure for Obesity, you need to do Dieting and regular physical activity but if physical activity is stopped you will get back the weight lost and you may gain more weight than before.
People with obesity have also found good results with Bariatric surgery.
When it comes to healthy weight loss, slow and steady wins the race. Aim for losing 1 to 2 kgs per week by increasing physical activity, making healthy diet changes. Stick to a weight loss plan, choose moderate weight loss goals and adapt your diet and fitness routine.
Obesity affects your hormones and leads to insulin resistance. As a result women who are obese have irregular periods which will lead to infertility.
During pregnancy Obesity leads to increased blood sugars known as Gestational Diabetes and High blood pressures (Preeclampsia).
Obesity also increases the risk of miscarriage, birth defects and preterm deliveries. Hence losing weight improves your chances of having a healthy pregnancy.
Yes, obese people are more prone to get Cancer of Breast, lungs, uterus, stomach, Liver & kidneys. Hence losing weight will reduce the risk of getting Cancer.
Yes they can undergo surgery when there is morbid Obesity and people who have not responded to medical line of treatment.
Bariatric surgery is a surgery done on intestinal system to reduce appetite and improve the metabolism. It has proven to be a successful method for the treatment of morbid obesity.