Everybody is crazy to look thin like
a professional model. Many think that obese people
look older than their age with less attractive and
unpleasant appearance. Obesity is a very common problem
in our society. Eventhough the cosmetic eye differs
from individual to individual, it is essential to
look with special on the medical problems of the affected
Why do they gain more weight?
Obesity arises from multiple factors.
It is a complex interaction between genetic, hormonal,
psychological, socio-economic, and cultural factors.
The most important cause of obesity is a person’s
heredity. Obesity tends to run in some families; very
often they import their tendency either from paternal
or maternal side. Even though this predisposition
is found from childhood it may be reported in the
middle age groups also.
Hormones play major role in weight gain. Since, men
and women face enormous disturbances with their internal
secretions. Women are more likely because they undergo
changes during puberty, monthly periods, pregnancy
and menopause. Among them hypothyroidism takes majority.
This usually occurs after childbirth causing silent
inflammation and starts less hormones. Young girls
are also prone to get this disorder usually with polycystic
ovarian disease in which the symptom of irregular
period and unwanted hair growth results. Fertility
among these girls are also less now a days because
ovulation occurs occasionally. Surgical removal of
uterus, intake of hormonal preparations to counteract
their menstrual irregularities, and other endocrine
dysfunctions falls under this category.
In male obesity is less common than women, mostly
youngsters may suffer with hypogonadism in which the
serum testosterone, the masculine hormone tend to
fall than the required level. They may present the
symptoms as retarded moustache and beard growth, feminine
voice, breast enlargement and lethargic in activities.
Dietary habits increase in the prevalence of obesity
is higher due to dietary fat and over eating. When
the calorie exceeds our requirement, it is deposited
as fat and put on weight. Smoking and drinking promote
fat storage. Another important thing is a person’s
psyche. Some people tend to eat always even though
they are not hungry. It is quite interesting to note
the controversial weight gain in depressed and anxiety
minds. Few individual eats well during that psychological
The next common cause is sedentary habits and lack
of exercise. Sedentary life-styles such as office
workers, watching TV are the strongest indicators
of obesity. Some people sleep during daytime giving
good rest to the body, which help to deposit more
and more fat. ”Pot belly” is very common
among men who are accustomed with sedentary habits.
What would happen?
Obese persons are likely to suffer Physical, Social
and Mental problems. Physical activity of any sort
can be quite difficult due to shortness of breath
and easy fatigue, so that even housework or continuous
employment is a challenge. They gash for little works.
Lethargy and laziness makes them to keep away from
their regular work and makes the others very irritable.
Psychological interactions like disturbance in sleep,
anxiety and depression are very common.
There are too many diseases but most frequent problems
are diabetes, cardio vascular disorders, arthritis,
menstrual irregularities and gallstones are very common
now days. Diabetes is very common among the obese
persons because extra body surface demands more insulin
and creates insulin resistance. Hypertension is the
next common underlying cause of obesity. Thus obesity
increases the risk for the development of a “stroke”
or “heart attack”.
An increase in body weight adds trauma to the weight
bearing joints and becomes a major predictor of osteoarthritis
of knee. There is a significant correlation between
uric acid levels and obesity. So obesity causes joint
pains not only mechanically, but also by impaired
Obese women are predisposed to get
menstrual irregularities, because obesity impairs
hormones. Many obese girls suffer from infertility.
Gall bladder disease and fatty liver are common among
obese patients. The cholesterol ratio is altered in
bile secretion to predispose stones.
How to overcome?
Many people frustrated with advice
to cut down the food and exercise regularly. It is
extremely difficult unless they think positively.
Understanding the problem for his weight gain is absolutely
necessary to meet his expectation.
It is highly essential to check periods regularity
and also have an eye on your emotions to rule your
hormonal balance. If you have severe pimples with
cystic lesions, unwanted hair growth over chin, lips
and limbs, you are likely to have polycystic ovarian
disease. This condition also promotes weight gain
in some individuals. If your family members have genetic
predisposition for obesity and thyroid problems monitor
your blood yearly. Similarly the boys may show hypogonadism
with obesity in which they have retarded hair growth
If you are middle age tries to avoid
sedentary habits and keep engage in some physical
activities to burn your extra calories. If you have
familial predisposition be careful with your diet.
Eat three or four moderate Meals or Tiffin with high
fiber and low fat diet. If you are pregnant more chances
to gain weight, since you may undergo heavy hormonal
changes. After childbirth postpartum thyroiditis may
silently impair and hypothyroidism drag you to gain
more weight. Prevention is possible with Homoeopathic
Medicines. Monitor your blood if you have predisposition.
You need some sort of regular physical activity such
as running, walking and jogging.
If you crossed the middle age you plan your diet and
exercise according to your physical ability. If you
are obese, definitely you need a medical supervision
to evaluate the basic cause and to prevent the forthcoming
problems in your health. Cardiac and hypertensive
patients may choose walking and lighter work. If you
have arthritis you cannot walk or run, so prepare
cycling or swimming according to your capabilities,
as it will not put more weight on your joints.
Make every thing into habit, and then you won’t
miss it even a single day. Women can involve themselves
in all household activities such as scrubbing and
washing. Make your kitchen wonderful and look attractive.
While watching television do some work such as knitting,
slicing vegetables. Make things interesting. These
will certainly make you to lose some weight. If you
want to become more slim and trim, practice these
If you want to reduce your tummy the
simple way is exercise. Try abdominal exercise. Lie
on the floor, on your back, arms by your sides with
palms upward, legs together and fully stretched. Raise
the legs a few inches from the floor and move the
legs up and down without touching the floor. Continue
till you feel tired. Initially start with ten times
a day then gradually extend.
Do not let your body to the ready made medicinal preparations
without knowing your inner cause later it could drag
you to some other track.
What about diet?
Diet is complex factor, since it involves not only
fat but also the other triggers like carbohydrate
and protein. Planning of diet varies according to
their nature of illness. Generally fat is the best
promoter of fleshiness having an extra affinity to
attack the blood stream. It is our duty to know the
bad and good cholesterol in prevention of cardiac
ailments. So avoid all saturated fats, which contains
the bad cholesterol, from diet such as Meat, Chicken,
Butter, Cream, Egg, Cheese, Coconut, Chocolate, Ice
cream and Cake. Add leafy vegetables and fruits to
increase good cholesterol as they have fiber content.
If you are diabetic you require special chart.
The simple way is starve your stomach
in breakfast. If you could not follow, drink a cup
of fruit juice or milk. No solid food! No snacks!
If you are exhausted quickly refresh with a glass
of lime or sugar added water. That is enough to bring
down the unnecessary fat from your body. Prepare a
meal for your lunch as usual. Supper is added with
mini Tiffin and Fruit salad to compensate your nutrients.
Certainly and gradually your fat dissolves!
Do’s and Don’ts
Avoid sedentary habits such as watching TV
Engage in some physical activities to burn your
Avoid day sleeping.
Do not smoke or drink alcohol as they induce obesity.
Eat three or four moderate meals a day with high
fiber and low fat diet.
Keep your stomach partially empty to fill with
soft drinks, juices and plenty of water.
Fasting twice a week helps in reducing weight.
Eliminate sugar, which is similar to pure glucose
and quickly used up bythe
body because, it is easier to break down.
Homoeopathy medicine could benefit
obese victims in many aspects. Homoeopathy studies
the whole person in respect of physical and mental
make up of the patient with a focus to the specific
complaints. It has been clinically proved that suitable
medicine without side effect in Poly cystic ovarian
disease, thyroid disorders, hypogonadism and other
endocrine disorders. Many reported when they returned
to normal life stating “I lost useless fat!”