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Obesity

 

Obesity means having excess fat in the body. It is measured as body mass index (BMI) and a BMI of 30 and above is considered as obese.

Causes

  • Over eating
  • Excessive calorie intake
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Slow metabolism
  • Genetic factors
  • Certain health conditions
  • Certain medications

Symptoms

  • Excessive weight
  • Large body size
  • Breathlessness
  • Laziness
  • Sweatiness
  • Back and joint pains
  • Snoring

Treatment
Treatment for obesity involves loosing body fat and weight. It includes:

  • Low calorie diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Medications
  • Surgery

Prevention

  • Regular exercise
  • Increased physical activities
  • Avoiding junk foods
  • Balanced diet