Obesity poses the fifth leading risk for global deaths. A person whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than or equal to 30 is considered Obese.
Obesity usually results from a combination of causes and contributing factors, including Genetics, Inactivity, Unhealthy diet and eating habits, Pregnancy, Lack of sleep, Social and economic issues, Certain medications & Medical problems.
Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
Apart from medical treatment; Bariatric surgery often helps lose as much as 35 percent or more of excess body weight. Common surgeries include Gastric bypass surgery, Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), Gastric sleeve and Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
India the third most obese country in the world, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the India’s population
In world 2.8 million Adults die every year on account of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of diabetes cases, 23% of ischemic heart diseases and 7-41% of certain instances of cancer are attributable to overweight and obesity.
Awareness is the only way to educate the people about Obesity. Hence, we are conducting an awareness program in our Pace Hospitals Hyderabad(Near Begumpet old Airport) under the guidance of Dr Govind Verma (On the eve of Anti Obesity Day) on 26 Nov, Wednesday at 6pm. The other specialists also participating in the awareness program.
ALL ARE INVITED TO THIS FREE AWARENESS CAMP AND FREE BMI, BP & RBS TEST TO IDENTIFY OBESITY FOLLOWED BY CONSULTATION.