In time, when the internet seems to be obsessed with fitness and healthy eating,we are faced with a different reality. Two out of three adults in the United States are overweight or obese.Body acceptance is becoming a more common practice, and people are not being judged as they once were.
What Is Obesity?
An obese person has a BMI of over 30 whereas a normal individual has a BMI of 18 to 25. Persons with BMI over 40 are considered morbidly obese. There are various causes that lead to obesity. Most of the time the condition has psychological, hormonal, genetic, or environmental roots with poor diet and exercise regimen. Unless treated, obesity can lead to dire consequences that can affect multiple organs.
Common Conditions Related To Obesity
* Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease:
Alcohol is not the only thing that can affect your liver.In fact, non-alcoholic liver disease is much more common in comparison to alcohol causing havoc with the liver being able to function optimally. Fat accumulation in liver can lead to cirrhosis and subsequent cancer, and eventually, death. Quite often, symptoms do not appear until it is too late.If diagnosed early enough, it can be reversed.Liver performs hundreds of functions in your body to sustain life.
As you can imagine, carrying extra weight is not kind to your joints, which leads to osteoarthritis. Even the slightest weight reduction can have a tremendous impact on your ability to maintain your mobility and muscle strength.
* Blood Sugar Issues:
Side effects of obesity can impact your blood sugar and ultimately lead to type 2 diabetes.The insulin resistance can cause more weight gain, so it is a vicious cycle. Insulin resistance diagnosis is made when your blood sugar and triglycerides are high. Whenlow-density lipoprotein (LDL)is high and you have low high-density lipoprotein (HDL/healthy fat), it’s a difficult situation to manage.Ofcourse, prevention is better than cure.
* Cardiovascular Issues:
Cardiovascular problems related to obesity include atherosclerosis, hypertension,heart failure, stroke, and end stage renal disease
In terms of hormones and endocrine conditions affecting outcome, hypothyroidism,low testosterone, estrogen dominance, high cortisol levels, and insulin resistance all have great implications in addressing obesity.
At Hotchandani Laser Vein and Cosmetic Surgery, it is not just liposuction and tummy-tucks we offer, we can evaluate the root cause of your underlying problems with thorough evaluation of hormones, and offer bio-identical hormones and treatments with semaglutide to help achieve your health and lifestyle goals.
For more information about obesity and the effects that it can have on your body, you can contact Hotchandani Laser Vein and Cosmetic Surgery. We are reachable at 920-497-9996 for our GreenBay office, and 920-738-6666 for our Appleton office. You can also use our online contact form to setup an appointment.