Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. It is defined by body mass index (BMI)and further evaluated in terms of fat distribution via the waist–hip ratio and total cardiovascular risk factors.
BMI is closely related to both percentage body fat and total body fat.
BMI is defined as the subject’s weight divided by the square of their height and is calculated as follows.
BMI = m/h2
where m and h are the subject’s weight and height respectively.
|30||35||class I obesity|
|35||40||class II obesity|
|40||>||class III obesity|
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Other illnesses
- Social determinants
- Gut bacteria
Effects on Health
Excessive body weight is associated with various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer osteoarthritis and asthma.
To reduce obesity one should avoid its causative factors like over eating and sedentary life style.
- Person should take proper balanced diet.
- Daily exercise must be done.
In homoeopathy there are medicines which help in reducing body weight. Even medicines also help in reducing overweight in females due to pregnancy and after delivery. Homoeopathic physician should be consulted for proper medication.
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