What is obesity?
Obesity is a medical condition in which an individual has accumulated excess body fat that may have a negative effect on his or her health is known as obesity. Individuals with body weight that is at least 20% higher than it should be are considered obese.
Body mass index or a BMI measures weight and helps determine whether an individual is obese. Generally, adults with a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 are normal, those with a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 are overweight, and adults with a BMI of 30 or more are obese.
Here at Total HealthcareMD, our weight loss experts specialize in obesity treatment. Our medically supervised weight loss program assists obese patients in losing weight, keeping it off, and living a healthier, happier life. Keep reading to learn more about the causes of obesity, obesity symptoms, and obesity treatment.
What are the causes of obesity?
An individual’s weight is determined by the balance between energy expenditure and calorie intake. If a person consumes more calories than he or she burns, the body will store the excess energy as fat, leading to weight gain. However, if an individual eats fewer calories than he or she metabolizes, weight loss is likely to occur.
Therefore, a lack of physical activity and overeating are two of the most common causes of obesity. Genetics, medications, social hardships, and psychological factors can also contribute to obesity.
What are the symptoms of obesity?
Individuals who are obese may have symptoms of a variety of health risks and complications. Several of these health risks include breathing disorders such as sleep apnea, coronary heart disease, diabetes, liver or gallbladder disease, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and stroke.
How can obesity be treated?
Total HealthcareMD treats obesity by a combination of diet and exercise. Since weight loss is unique for every obese patient, our weight loss clinic offers a number of different diets to meet the individual health conditions, preferences, and goals of every patient. Instead of boxed meals, our diet programs give obese patients the opportunity to enjoy delicious and nutritious meals that can be purchased at nearby grocery stores.
Our on-site personal trainer will create a customized exercise plan to help patients fight obesity and become stronger despite their current state or medical complications. Total HealthcareMD offers constant non-judgmental support, tips for proper form and technique, and realistic exercise routines for all of our patients.
Once weight loss goals have been met, we will use indirect calorimetry, which is a technology that can accurately measure metabolism, to help obese patients maintain their weight for good. Indirect calorimetry will inform every patient how many calories he or she should consume daily.
Obesity – How can Total HealthcareMD help?
Total HealthcareMD offers a variety of weight loss programs designed to tackle obesity. Depending on your specific needs and circumstances, the correct program for you may be one of the following:
- Diet Plans
- Metabolic Testing
- Personalized Medical Weight Loss
- Physician Supervised Weight Loss
- Pregnancy Weight Management
- Prescription Weight Loss