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.
When to see a doctor?
If you’re concerned about weight-related health problems, ask your doctor about obesity management. You and your doctor can evaluate your health risks and discuss your weight-loss options.
Diet & Nutrition
We believe that staying active and eating a balanced diet is the key to good health. Managing your nutrition well helps your body cope with ongoing illness, maintain good health, have more energy for work and deal with stress better. Eating the right foods lowers your chances of developing high blood sugar, high blood pressure, kidney ailment, heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, a balanced diet that contains the 6 essential nutrients, is often sufficient enough to meet your needs:
- Carbohydrates are the primary source of fuel for your body and lets your body use protein and fat for their necessary requirements. It prevents ketosis, it provides fibre, and it’s the source of sweetness in your foods.
- Protein is an essential nutrient which helps blood clotting, fluid balance, and enzyme and hormone production in your body. Protein deficiency can result in death.
- Dietary fat does not mean body fat and is required for energy, for maintenance of healthy skin and for regulation of cholesterol metabolism.
- Vitamins are needed for normal function, growth, and maintenance of body tissues. Without a sufficient quantity of any vitamin, a deficiency will lead to decline in health.
- Minerals are another component in a healthy diet. The major minerals are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, and Sulphur. The trace minerals are iodine, iron, zinc, selenium, fluoride, chromium, and copper.
- Water is required to replace fluid losses that occur continuously in our body from skin evaporation, breathing, urine, and stool, in order to maintain good health.