What is Obesity?

What is Obesity?

Determining whether someone is overweight or obese is often determined by assessing a person’s body mass index (BMI), which is a ratio between weight and height. If your BMI falls between 25 and 29.9, you are categorized as overweight. A BMI of over 30 is Obese.

What is the main cause of Obesity?

Though genetics and cultural and environmental factors can lead to obesity, the main cause is eating too much and/or not getting enough exercise.

What are the health risks of Obesity?

Being obese puts you at risk for a number of preventable diseases and conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, gallbladder disease, breathing problems, certain types of cancer, chronic back pain.

What medications are used to treat Obesity?

Always speak to your doctor before taking any type of medication, including over-the-counter weight loss medications or supplements, since they can be harmful if used incorrectly and may interact with other medications and medical conditions.

Does liposuction work for Obesity?

Liposuction, sometimes called body contouring, is a cosmetic procedure that re-shapes and smoothest the body. Though liposuction removes unwanted deposits of excess fat, it is not a substitute for diet and physical activity and is not a treatment for obesity.

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