Obesity is a treatable chronic disease that appears when there is an excess of adipose tissue (fat) in the body.
Experts warn that its most negative effects occur because it acts as an agent that accentuates and aggravates in the short term and in a very evident way, serious pathologies such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular complications (especially ischemic heart disease), and even some types of cancer, such as gastrointestinal cancers.
How can I prevent it?
To avoid this condition, one should opt for:
Improving eating habits
Eating well does not mean taking things off the plate, but putting the right foods on it.
This point should be carried out by a professional, since the amount of physical activity should be adjusted to each individual according to his or her body.
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What causes it?
While it is true that one of its causes is the consumption of many calories that we cannot burn with our daily routine, there are also genetic, behavioral, metabolic or hormonal factors that influence weight. In addition, the socioeconomic level may influence, since it is mostly seen among low-income women.
Likewise, there are diseases that favor its appearance; as well as some pharmacological treatments, lack of sleep or smoking cessation are also risk factors.
There are also stress or stages such as menopause or postpartum, which can cause weight gain in women that if not treated, becomes this disease.
How do I know if I suffer from obesity?
It is important to recognize the warning signs of obesity in your body.
The accumulation of fat can generate pressure in the lungs and cause shortness of breath and choking. This can affect sleep, causing momentary respiratory arrest, drowsiness during the day and other complications.
Swollen feet, lower back pain and pain in the hips, knees, and ankles are also present.
What is the treatment?
Once the condition is met, the steps to follow are:
Having a psychologist will help you deal with anxiety and help you cope with the disease and achieve your weight loss goals.
It starts with the treatment of other conditions (joints, cancer, or others). Once these problems are taken care of, specialists will dictate the appropriate treatment for obesity itself, since in many cases other health measures are needed.
In conclusion, it is key to be attentive to what we consume and the quantities, since they can bring strong consequences for our body. It is clear that it is up to us to start enjoying a healthy life in time if we do not want to fall into diseases like this.
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Some pinkeye is contagious. Follow these tips, so you don’t infect others or re-infect yourself.
- Use a clean washcloth or washcloth every time you wash your face and eyes.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Always wash your hands before and after eating, when using the bathroom, or after sneezing or coughing.
- Try not to touch your eyes. If you do, wash your hands right away.
- Bacteria can live in makeup. This can cause you to get pinkeye and even a dangerous corneal infection. Do not wear makeup while your eyes are infected. Change your makeup if you have an eye infection. And never share makeup with others.
- Be sure to clean contact lenses exactly as your eye doctor recommends.
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