Thursday, April 24, 2014

Treatment

At a Glance

Obesity is generally caused by inactivity and a consistently poor diet over an extended period of time.  To lose weight and reverse obesity a balanced and nutrient-dense diet must be maintained.  Patients must also create a caloric deficit by using more calories than they consume on a daily basis.

Treatment Topics
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Diet

The key to any diet is to decrease the number of calories consumed. That said, portion control should be the main rule of…

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Physical Activity

With obesity comes an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, among countless other co-morbid conditions.  Diet and exercise are the keys to…

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Medications

A number of medications exist that are used for weight loss purposes.  These drugs are prescribed by a doctor only when appropriate, and they should be used after…

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Surgery

Surgery can be an option for extreme cases of obesity.  Such a drastic action would be used to reduce the rate of heart problems, high blood pressure, sleep apnea or…

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