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Obese: All you need to know


Obesity is a condition of having excessive body fat that may impair health.

More than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older were overweight in 2016 and out of these more than 652 were obese.

Also called: Obesity or overweight

- Can affect anyone at any age
- Usually self-treatable and preventable
- Poses higher risk to diabetics and cancer and heart patients
- Can lasts lifetime if not treated

It is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more. It happens over time with too much eating and can lead to serious health problems. Causes can be a genetic factor, unhealthy diet, overeating, certain medication/steroids, lack of sleep, quitting smoking, pregnancy, medical conditions (diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease), inactivity, and environmental factors.


The common symptoms include continuously increasing weight and Body Mass Index.


Self-Care: Changing lifestyle, healthy eating (cutting calories), indulging in physical activity and movements, doing regular exercise, avoiding alcohol and smoking, taking healthy sleep, and joining behavioral weight-loss programs
Clinical treatment: Prescribed medication, weight-loss surgery, and vagal nerve blockade

Medications: Prescription weight-loss medications such as orlistat, lorcaserin, topiramate, phentermine, bupropion, liraglutide, and naltrexone.

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