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Weight Loss Frustrations and Solutions

If you have been struggling with your weight for a long time and have tried many techniques to shed the pounds, however, instead of shedding, the pounds keep adding up. Sadly, you have become obese over time. It has been extremely disappointing and frustrating to keep trying to lose the weight.

 

Just to clarify, if your BMI is 25 to 29.9, you’re overweight but not obese. A BMI of 30 or more is in the obese range.

How Obesity Can Affect Your Health?

Obesity can help explain some conditions you may have, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Joint problems caused by extra weight
  • Trouble breathing, including sleep apnea, in which you briefly stop breathing while you’re asleep
  • Gallstones
  • Prevention

Prevention is the first choice. It has to be our first commitment, particularly to our children and adolescents. Unfortunately, no successful program for primary prevention has yet been established. There needs to be a strong will and healthy social factors to apply this principal into your lifestyle.

 

  • Lifestyle Change (INTERVENTION)

Solutions that involve lifestyle change are simple to prescribe, yet rarely achieve sustainable outcomes. The bottom line is that we need to consume less unhealthy food and spend more time exercising. Although a healthy lifestyle through good eating and exercise has been promoted for many years, the problem of obesity is not only continuing but is actually increasing.

  • Slimming Programs (INTERVENTION)

Slimming programs have been extremely popular for many years, however it is more suitable for people who are slightly overweight and need to shed a few pounds. Slimming programs usually consists of a change of diet, infra-red therapy and exercise regime. They also take a longer time before distinctive results can be seen.

 

  • Bariatric Surgery (INTERVENTION)

The surgical treatment of obesity (bariatric surgery) is the most rapidly growing area of surgical practice today. This reflects both the ability of bariatric surgical procedures to provide a solution to an otherwise insoluble problem and the evolution of safer, less invasive procedures. Today there are essentially three procedures in use: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and biliopancreatic diversion. This surgery provides to obese people who want to eradicate their weight challenges for good.

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