Obesity is a common health condition that not only adults but children and youngster are facing with. Although there are many dangerous diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and cancers resulted from diabetes, some people are still under-valuating this medical condition. This article will provide readers with useful information about obesity.

Get to know obesity

Obesity is defined as a condition in which a person has accumulated so much body fat that it leaves negative effects on their health. There are many different ways to determine excess adipose tissue but the most common way is doing the Body Mass Index (BMI). If your BMI fluctuates between 25 and 29.9, you will be considered as overweight.

Factors related to obesity

Obesity is influenced by many other factors:

Genetics

Obesity has a strong relationship with genetic component. If your parents have obesity, you are likely to have a higher risk of getting it.

Poor diet:

  • Eating large amount of fast food
  • Drinking too much alcohol and sugary drinks
  • Eating out a lot. When not preparing the food yourself, you can not be in control of the sugar intake.

Lack of physical activities

Many people have jobs that related to sitting at the table and working with computer for a whole day, thus active time is extremely restricted. If you’re not “on the move” enough, energy from the food you consume is stored in the body as in form of fat.

Emotional concern

Stress, anxiety, depression or chronic pain can lead to overeating. During these periods, many people tend to eat more with the hope of getting happier.

Medicine or medical conditions

Having some medical conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome or hypothyroidism and taking certain antidepressants or corticosteroids may also cause weight gain.

6 common types of obesity

Different cause leads to different types of obesity. Some research has identified 6 common types of obesity; each with its certain causes, side effects, and treatments.

  • Inactivity obesity. This type of obesity strongly related to lack of physical activity. In this type of obesity, once-strong parts of the body quickly gain fat and become unhealthy.
  • Food obesity. If you are addicted to unhealthy food like fast food and junk food, you have higher risk to have this type of obesity.
  • Anxiety obesity. This kind is linked to levels of stress or depression. To prevent it, you must control your emotions and feelings.
  • Gluten Obesity. It is common in women. It often happens during periods of hormonal change, like puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
  • Venous obesity. Venous circulation is one cause of obesity. It is genetic in nature, not habitual in nature and it is particularly common in pregnancy.
  • Atherogenic obesity. This is a particularly dangerous condition which relates to alcohol abuse. It can also affect your other organs and lead to breathing problems.

Obesity is dangerous because it will lead to some negative side effects on your body. You should practice to have a healthy lifestyle and consult doctors for the best advice and proper treatment.

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