Obesity: Getting Out of Danger
- Posted on: Mar 30 2019
You may be obese and not even know it. If you’re used to avoiding the scale, you may be surprised when you are told you’re in danger! Obesity is a disorder where you have an excessive and unhealthy amount of body fat. Unlike being overweight, obesity places you at risk for several dangerous health conditions. If you have a BMI higher than 30, you’re considered medically obese. Keep reading to learn about obesity and how we can help you.
What are the complications of obesity?
Obesity can lead to a range of complications that can impact the quality of your life and even pose life-threatening danger to your health. Common obesity-related health problems include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Heart disease
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Sexual health issues, like erectile dysfunction
- Sleep apnea
How is obesity treated or cured?
Your healthcare provider will help you overcome obesity through a few avenues, and they usually prescribe at least one of the following methods:
Change in Diet
Frequent eating, particularly of high-caloric foods such as sweets and processed foods, are a significant contributor to obesity. Switch out these foods with healthier, whole alternatives will help. You will also likely need to lower the overall amount of food you eat each day to help get your weight under control.
Very few Americans get enough exercise, and even simple physical activities can help put you on the right track, burning more calories and helping you slim down. At the beginning, a simple walk around your neighborhood may be perfect.
Your provider can help you work out a routine for exercise that you can fit into your schedule. It’s important that this is also tailored to your current physical capabilities. You should be willing to change your daily routine, as it’s recommended you exercise at least 300 minutes a week in order to lose a significant amount of weight. Or think about it as exercising at least 5 hours a week to shed that extra weight.
If you’re medically obese and ready to get your weight under control, let us help. Call (732) 888-8255 to schedule your consultation or book your appointment online.
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