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American obesity association

Are you one of thousands of parents or individuals who suffer from obesity? There are many things a person can do about obesity whether it is about themselves or about someone in their family. For those who need help dealing with obesity you may want to check out the American Obesity Association. Not only do they provide information on the actual disorder, but they also provide you with help. You will be able to find treatment centers, the types of treatment offered, as well as statistics regarding obesity on the American Obesity Association website.

The American Obesity Association also provides up to date research regarding the disorder as well as facts about the disorder. If you feel alone you should realize there are many individuals who suffer from obesity either due to a genetic issue or because of their diet as children or adults. You will be able to find the treatment you need through the American Obesity Association. The treatment can simply be support group that you find to attend or it can be a treatment center that will help you work with a nutritionist regarding a proper diet.

You will also find information on the American Obesity Association website regarding insurance. Obesity, especially morbid obesity is considered a preexisting condition. It can be very hard for someone who has obesity issues to find insurance. Without insurance some of the treatment procedures that could change your life are usually impossible to afford. If you need help then you should head to the American Obesity Association for that help and further information regarding the disorder.

The American Obesity Association also offers information on advocacy updates, childhood obesity, consumer alerts, tax breaks, disability due to obesity, and several stories regarding those who have suffered from obesity and taken action. You will find that this association is designed to help you with your problem and find the care you need. Many of us try to fix ourselves either through diets or seeking the quick fix treatment. It has been found that those who do not use a support group and seek some type of center for obesity that they struggle and are often unsuccessful. The help, like American Obesity Association, is designed to make you feel comfortable discussing your problems, rather than being embarrassed. You can either join their membership program or use the website for the tools they provide as the American Obesity Association.

January 29, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Obesity | Leave a comment

Effect of obesity drugs

The percentage of the population that is chronically overweight is increasing not declining. The habit of consuming unhealthy food has led to the effect of obesity. Drugs used for reducing weight must not be the first course of action. A person who is carrying large amounts of weight will be inclined to take the easy way out. Patients must be told from the start weight loss is a process. If this is understood it may prevent an adverse effect of obesity drugs.

Researchers have found taking drugs to curb obesity results in depression. In fact, it is stated, overweight patients are at double the risk of becoming depressed. The effect of obesity drugs is producing suicidal thoughts in patients. It is essential for an obese person to lose excess body fat. The sooner this can be done the better. Without the negative effect of obesity drugs the overweight person may be depressed. The carrying of a large amount of weight impacts on the quality of a person’s daily life.

Nutritionists will say the diet of an obese person is enough to cause some depression. The best route to follow is to get professional help. Obese people require medical intervention. Drugs to reduce body mass is not the only solution. The professional opinion of a medical practitioner is necessary. A patient may be at a stage where surgery is the only option. For the obese patient to undergo surgery, drugs may be needed to lose some weight prior to surgery. Such a situation is unavoidable if the person’s life is at risk.

However, the patient must be warned that only moderate weight loss is noted from the effect of obesity drugs. There are people who have gained weight while taking these drugs. It is clear, if a person is at a stage where exercise is possible, it must be carried out before it is too late. Exercise coupled with a balanced and controlled eating plan will inevitably lead to loss of weight. This is a program to be carefully monitored by one or more health professionals.

The exact course of action is a decision between the professionals and the patient. Once the patient has all information, he or she can make an informed decision. It is preferable for the patient to avoid the effect of obesity drugs if possible. However, such a person may be unable to make a decision due to a number of factors. For this reason, it is imperative to get the best professional help.

January 29, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Obesity | Leave a comment

Effects of obesity

Obesity is becoming more and more of a health issue as the rate of obesity rises. There are several reasons that obesity has become more prevalent, especially in America. There are of course many things that we can do to change the obesity rate, and part of that is understanding the effects of obesity on a person. If enough of the population understands the effects of obesity they may begin to see how detrimental it is and work harder to correct the problem.

First of all the effects of obesity can be listed as feeling overweight, tired, irritable, and having underlying health issues such as high cholesterol or heart disease as a result of the obesity. If you are overweight there are symptoms and danger that you should look out for. Obesity is considered a medical condition and there are several causes for the obesity to occur, which is why understanding the effects of obesity are very important.

Obesity has been associated with osteoarthritis in the hands, hips, back, and knees. The weight of being obese causes these joints to work improperly. In other words the arthritis is usually caused by inflammation of the joints. The inflammation occurs because the joints cannot handle the added pressure on them that the obesity is causing.

Next you can have an increased risk of breast cancer in women and men due to the effects of obesity. It seems that the breast cancer tends to form in the fatty layers formed by the excess fat in the breasts and can help the cell mutations of cancer form. There are of course unknown causes of actual breast cancer, so it is hard to say if the obesity is the cause or just making it more prevalent.

There is also a strong association with effects of obesity for esophagus cancer. It seems that perhaps the more food a person eats that is toxic to the body the more likely they are to have cancer in the esophagus as the food moves its way into the stomach. It could also be the heart burn or acid reflux that can occur form overeating which is an effect of obesity.

Heart attack is by far the most deadly concern for people with obesity. The effects of obesity on the heart are as follows: the heart is straining to pump blood through the body, the cholesterol of the individual is usually higher, and the fatty foods that are eaten tend to cause blockages in the aorta and heart valves.

January 29, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Obesity | Leave a comment

Causes of obesity

Let’s face it the world has definitely become larger where the size of the people are concerned. More and more people of all ages are weighing in as being obese. People no longer look to the Barbie doll as being the model for the average woman. So what are the causes of obesity? There are many factors that can be a part of the causes for obesity. Let’s take a closer look.

* Fast paced life styles- This plays a huge factor in people becoming over weight. The busier the person the more prone they are to grabbing food on the run. That means that they will be more likely to stop at fast food places or just grab a bag of chips to satisfy their hunger. This is a sure fire way to pack on the pounds and people often do not pay attention to their weight until it is too late.
* Medical issues- there are many underlying medical conditions that can be the cause of obesity in some people. Some people are too afraid to go to the doctor out of fear or embarrassment for letting themselves go. They do not even realize that they may have some sort of medical issue that can be the cause. Often times if the medical issue is resolved then the weight will start to fall off with little effort.
* Medicine- there are a number of medicines that can help a person pack on the pounds with steroids being near the top of the list. When a person is on steroids they sometimes get uncontrollable urges to eat. This can lead to binge eating. There have even been reports of sleeping pills causing people to get up and wander in the night to eat without even remembering doing so. It is important to talk with your doctor about the side effects of the medications that you are on.
* Lack of exercise- many people get into the habit of sitting in front of their computers or televisions and they just don’t get up and moving. People that are stuck behind a desk from 9 to 5 have a higher rate of being obese then those who aren’t in desk jobs.

No matter what the reason is for the obesity it is certain that the world needs to learn to get things under control. Be sure to talk with your doctor if you are overweight. He or she can help you to come up with a plan that will work for you.

January 29, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Obesity | Leave a comment

Obesity in america

The look of America has changed drastically over the years. More and more people are being considered obese and that is affecting the health insurance of many today.
Just last year alone the annual report of the Trust for America’s Health showed that the adult obesity rates climbed in a total of 31 states and it also went on to show that there was not a single state that didn’t show some sort of increase in the overweigh population.

There were 22 states that showed an increase again this year following the same suit as last year. More studies showed that most of the American population (85%) believes that being obese is now a national epidemic. It was shown that Mississippi is still listed at the top of the list for the most obese adult population. Colorado comes in as the state that weighs the least but they still showed a slight increase in their obese population.

The rate of adult obesity is up at least 25% in 19 states. That is compared to the 14 states from last year. The southern states have been shown to be the worst with 8 of the top 10 states that has the highest obesity rate in children.

It is sad to know that only 17 states require the meals provided to the students in schools be of a certain nutritional value. There are only a 22 states that have joined in to make sure that the foods you get from a vending machine follow a certain nutritional guideline.

It is no wonder that America is considered obese now. More and more people are taking the easy road for their health and letting their body pay the toll. In this computer age more and more people are being couch potatoes, becoming more sedentary then people prior to the computer age. This also goes for those that are gamers, doing nothing by sitting in front of the television playing video games.

There are too many people trying to find the easy way out of their weight problems with fad diets and they find that as soon as the let the diet go the pounds pack right back on. The best way to loose weight is still the tried and true of eating healthy and getting regular exercise. Talk with your doctor before going on any type of diet or exercise program to be sure that you are doing what is right for you and your body.

January 29, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Obesity | Leave a comment

Obesity clinics

With the steady rise in obesity it is no wonder that there are more and more obesity clinics popping up all over. For the most part each clinic offers the same end results and that is a heather new you. Each clinic is dedicated to researching the causes of obesity and helping people to treat and prevent it from happening to them.

Even through each clinic is similar in nature; they each also have something that makes them unique. Their claim to fame so to speak, on what singles them out for being on the top of obese clinics. Some of the clinics offer in patient programs to help you get control over yourself and your eating habits. This type of treatment is where you would undergo therapy and even lessons and classes to learn how to take care of yourself better. The inpatient stay is generally long enough for you to have formed new habits. This makes the success rate much better as you have had time to let the new healthier habits become second nature.

There are some clinics that focus on medical ways to change the obese factor in people and that might involve laparoscopic bypass surgery or some other form of surgery to treat obesity. They would also have you in as an inpatient where you would be counseled prior to the surgery. They prepare you for what you will have to do once the surgery is complete. These types of surgical treatments may not be for everyone and it can be difficult to get used to the new eating habits that you have to adapt with a smaller stomach. That is what the counseling is for. They want to be sure that you are a good candidate for this type of treatment.

These clinics have been around for decades and have done great things for many people. If you are considering using an obesity clinic then you should take the time to see what different ones have to offer so you can be make the best informed decision about your health. You can change your life either medically or by behavior modification. The choice is yours. Be sure to talk with your doctor before making any decision to be sure that you are doing what is best for you and your body. Your doctor knows you and your medical condition and help point you in the right direction as to what he or she feels would be the best way to go.

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