Many obese people have Pickwickian syndrome or Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS). A person with OHS experiences breathing difficulties due to intense pressure from excessive weight. The excess body fat constricts chest and diaphragm movements and restricts them from getting the right amount of oxygen for the body. This results to a lower oxygen level that […]Read more "Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) or Pickwickian syndrome"
People across India are celebrating the Festival of Nine Nights- Navratri. It is probably one of the most celebrated festivals in the country which involves intense fasting followed by feasting. Devotees usually adhere to a strict routine and devour only selected food items comprising of kuttu atta, singhara atta, fresh vegetables, fruits, milk, curd and dry […]Read more "How navratri fasting helps weight loss"
Obesity is a medical condition which refers to as accumulation of excess body fat. This condition of obesity is commonly seen across the globe and in different age groups. Obesity is responsible for causing many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Being a high level obese means you are vulnerable to […]Read more "Obesity (Overweight): Symptoms, Causes and treatment"
What is Bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery is done to reduce the size of the stomach, thereby, reducing the capacity of food your stomach can handle. Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is beneficial for those who are extremely overweight or their excess weight is causing health problems. Bariatric surgery […]Read more "Bariatric surgery: Types, Benefits, Aftercare, and Risks"
Obesity is a growing epidemic. Besides being a physical problem, it has many psychological effects. That’s mainly because society views the obese in a negative way – as ugly, lazy, unsuccessful and unhygienic. In short, it hurts to be fat, physically, psychologically and socially. Obesity affects both the body and the mind of a person. […]Read more "Obesity can hamper a person’s well-being in more than one way"
In the morning rush, the first meal of the day often becomes a casualty. The relevance of a wholesome breakfast is overlooked quite a few times. Nutritionists say a healthy male of average build must consume 2,800 calories daily, out of which 1,000 calories should come from breakfast alone. A perfect daily diet should be […]Read more "Juggling Life: Why Compromise On The Morning Meal?"
Most people think carbohydrates are the wicked stepmother in our body’s fairy tale, poisoning and ruining it. Accepted, the metaphor might be a bit exaggerated, but it is a fact that the unaware eye views carbs negatively. Carbs have not always been viewed upon as bad for the body. And, to be honest, they aren’t. […]Read more "Carbohydrates: Choose complex carbs instead of simple ones"