Your doctor will measure your weight and height to calculate your BMI. Your BMI is an estimate of your body fat and is used as a primary screening tool for obesity. Your provider can also take a measurement of your waist circumference. These combined measures will help estimate the amount of body fat you have and determine your risk of diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Prevention of morbid obesity
People with morbid obesity should avoid "fashionable" diets and focus instead on eating behaviors. The recommendations include:
· Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet.
· eating smaller meals
· count calories
· Avoid saturated fats, trans fats and refined sugars.
Physical activity is good for your overall health and is especially important if you are trying to lose weight. To begin losing weight, you will need to do moderate to vigorous exercise for more than three hours per week. Vigorous activity increases your heart rate significantly. Examples include:
· run or jog
· jump the rope
Moderate exercises include brisk walking or biking, and may also include daily activities .
Homeopathy has been used successfully as a way to lose weight for many years in Europe and South Asia. But one must understand that it is not a miraculous cure. Homeopathic weight loss treatment is constitutional and requires a detailed history of the patient and an adequate evaluation to select an adequate constitutional remedy.
How is the homeopathy approach different to the weight loss process?
Unlike other conventional medications that are prescribed only to diagnose symptoms, homeopathy needs a detailed history and also a family history of obesity to determine if one has a predisposition to obesity. The reserves of fat are regulated for long periods of time by complex systems that involve the entry and feedback of fatty tissues, the brain and the endocrine glands such as the pancreas and the thyroid.
The doctor can also ask one about eating habits, lifestyle habits and other underlying health conditions before prescribing a remedy. The tendencies to overeat and be sedentary, the diminished capacity to use dietary fat as fuel and a high and easily stimulated capacity to store body fat are all genetically influenced. The variation in the way individuals respond to the food-rich environment and the differences in the acquisition of diseases related to obesity are also genetically determined.
How does homeopathy work to lose weight?
Homeopathic remedies are made from sources such as plant extracts, herbs and other natural substances that do not have any side effects in the body, unlike conventional treatments or weight loss pills. Homeopathy is based on a simple principle that the symptoms caused by a substance in its undiluted form can be reversed by the same substance in its diluted form. Homeopathy tries to correct digestive disorders, improve metabolism and help eliminate them easily: the three main requirements to reduce weight. Medications are prescribed after studying the pattern of symptoms as they appear in the patient.
Unlike conventional medicines that restrict the absorption of nutrients or induce a feeling of fullness, homeopathy medications treat the symptoms that cause weight gain. But remember that homeopathy is not a magic cure. One needs a proper diet and an exercise regimen along with medications to achieve the goal of desired weight loss, homeopathic remedies are made to measure for the needs of each one. What works for one will not work for the other, since the basic reason and the trigger for the condition of two different individuals would differ.
Some of the common homeopathic drugs are the following:
Read the full article "Homeopathy is a gentle way to treat obesity" that Dr. Ganesh Pansare wrote on Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/homeopathy-is-a-gentle-way -to -treat-obesity-1727 / post
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