The term ‘obese’ describes a person who’s very overweight, with a lot of body fat.
There are many ways in which a person’s health in relation to their weight can be classified, but the most widely used method is body mass index (BMI).
BMI is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. You can use the BMI healthy weight chart to work out your score.
For most adults, a BMI of:
-18.5 to 24.9 means you’re a healthy weight
-25 to 29.9 means you’re overweight
-30 to 39.9 means you’re obese
-40 or above means you’re severely obese
BMI isn’t used to definitively diagnose obesity, because very muscular people sometimes have a high BMI without excess fat. But for most people, BMI is a useful indication of whether they’re a healthy weight, overweight or obese.
A better measure of excess fat is waist circumference, which can be used as an additional measure in people who are overweight (with a BMI of 25 to 29.9) or moderately obese (with a BMI of 30 to 34.9).
Generally, men with a waist circumference of 94cm (37in) or more and women with a waist circumference of 80cm (about 31.5in) or more are more likely to develop obesity-related health problems.
Symptoms of Obesity
-Difficulty sleeping. Sleep apnoea, daytime drowsiness
-Back and/or joint pains
-Intolerance to heat
-Infections in skin folds
-Feeling of shortness of breath (dyspnoea)
Obesity can cause several further problems, including difficulties with daily activities and serious health conditions.
Day-to-day problems related to obesity include:
-difficulty doing physical activity
-often feeling very tired
-joint and back pain
-low confidence and self-esteem
The psychological problems associated with being obese can also affect your relationships with family and friends and may lead to depression.
Serious health conditions
Being obese can also increase your risk of developing many potentially serious health conditions, including:
-type 2 diabetes – is a condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high
-high blood pressure
-high cholesterol and atherosclerosis (where fatty deposits narrow your arteries), which can lead to coronary heart disease and stroke
-metabolic syndrome – a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity
-several types of cancer, including bowel cancer, breast cancer and womb cancer
-gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) – where stomach acid leaks out of the stomach and into the oesophagus (gullet)
-gallstones – small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder
-osteoarthritis – a condition involving pain and stiffness in your joints
-sleep apnoea – a condition that causes interrupted breathing during sleep, which can lead to daytime sleepiness with an increased risk of road traffic accidents, as well as a greater risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease
-liver disease and kidney disease
-pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetes or pre-eclampsia (when a woman experiences a potentially dangerous rise in blood pressure during pregnancy)
Obesity reduces life expectancy by an average of 3 to 10 years, depending on how severe it is. It’s estimated that obesity and being overweight contribute to at least 1 in every 13 deaths in Europe.
Work with a dietician to discuss lifestyle changes related to a more healthy diet and a regular exercise program.
Drink 25 ml, Kombucha Vinegar, on an empty stomach, half an hour before a meal.
Also drink a capsule, Blood Sugar Support, in the afternoon.