Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated abnormal or excessive body fat that causes negative effects on health. For an individual, obesity is usually the result of an imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. Increased consumption of high-calorie foods, without an equal increase in physical activity, leads to an increase in weight. Decreased levels of physical activity will also result in an energy imbalance and lead to weight gain.

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.

There are many reasons why some people have difficulty avoiding obesity. Usually, obesity results from a combination of inherited factors, combined with the environment and personal diet and exercise choices. A simple measure commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults is body mass index (BMI). BMI is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2). WHO identifies overweight when BMI is greater than or equal to 25; and obesity when BMI is greater or equal to 30.

It is very common with more than 1 crore cases per year in India itself. Other more accurate measures of body fat and body fat distribution include skinfold thickness tests, waist-to-hip comparisons, screening tests, such as ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRI scans.

The symptoms of obesity include above-average body weight, trouble sleeping, sleep apnoea- a condition in which breathing is irregular and periodically stops during sleep, varicose veins, skin problems caused by moisture that accumulates in the folds of your skin, gallstones, osteoarthritis in weight-bearing joints, especially the knees.

The common causes of obesity include genetics, physiological influences, food intake, and eating disorders, sedentary lifestyle, weight history, pregnancy, drugs like steroid hormones and drugs used to treat psychiatric conditions, underlying medical conditions.

Obesity has been linked to several complications type 2 diabetes, infertility, high blood pressure, heart disease, certain cancers (breast, colon, and endometrial), stroke, gallbladder disease, fatty liver disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and other breathing problems, chronic lower back pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis, particularly of the knees.

If you are obese and have been unable to lose weight on your own, help is available. Start with Oxymed Hospital. The team at Oxymed includes dietitians, therapists, counselors, and other healthcare staff.

Oxymed treats obesity and overweight problems through needed lifestyle changes and obesity protocols. They recommend non-surgical therapy and EECP (Enhanced External Counter Pulsation) to treat obesity. With NO PAIN, NO HOLE, NO SURGERY as its thumb rule,

Oxymed believes in structured exercise programs and increased daily activities. Counseling or support groups identify unhealthy triggers and help cope with any anxiety, depression, or emotional eating issues.

There’s been a dramatic increase in obesity and obesity-related diseases in the last couple of decades. This is the reason why communities, states, and the federal government are emphasizing healthier food choices and activities to help turn the tide on obesity. On a personal level, you can help prevent weight gain and obesity by making healthier lifestyle choices.

Oxymed believes in healthier living through lifestyle change.