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Effective ways to beat your cravings

Overweight and moderately obese people who do not have any co-morbid conditions are full of hope to come over the ill-effects of obesity by changing their lifestyle and food habits. People who underwent bariatric surgery sometimes find it difficult to control their cravings. This craving can spoil the entire benefits accrued due to bariatric surgery. Here are few tips on how to effectively beat your cravings.

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பருமனுக்கும், நோய்வயப்பட்ட பருமனுக்கும் உள்ள வேறுபாடு

BMI 30க்கு அதிகமாக இருந்தாலே “பருமன்” என்று பொருள்படும். ஒரு நபரின் BMI 40க்கு அதிகமாக இருந்தால் அவர் “நோய்வயப்பட்ட பருமன்” என்ற வகையின் கீழ் வருவார். மருத்துவ ரீதியாக கூறவேண்டும் என்றால், நோய்வயப்பட்ட பருமன் என்பது மிக மோசமான பருமனான நிலையை குறிக்கும். மிக மோசமான பருமனுடன் ஒருவர் இருந்தால், அவருக்கு ஏற்படும் உடல் உபாதைகள் அத்தகைய நோய்வயப்பட்ட நிலைக்கு தள்ளிவிடும் என்பதே முக்கியமான காரணம் ஆகும்.

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உடல் பருமன் நோயா அல்லது வாழ்க்கைமுறை மாற்ற நிகழ்வா?

2013ம் ஆண்டு, அமெரிக்கன் மெடிக்கல் அசோசியேஷன் (American Medical Association) உடல் பருமனை நோய் என்று வகைப்படுத்தத் தொடங்கியது. மருத்துவ உலகின் தெளிவான ஒரு நடவடிக்கை என்றே இதனை கூற வேண்டும். உலகின் முன்னோடி மருத்துவ கூட்டமைப்பு எதற்காக உடல் பருமனை ஒரு நோய் என்று வகைப்படுத்தியது?

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repair your dna through diet

Is it possible to repair your DNA through diet?

DNA is our blue print, a program that contains all vital information and instructions that actually expedites the process of biological growth, biological repair, for the functioning of our vital organs, fighting pathogens that intrudes our biological system and fighting other non-pathogenic diseases. Damage to DNA speeds up the process of aging and with it comes susceptibility to all kind of infections and diseases.

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10 Questions to Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon Before Weight Loss Surgery

The decision to undergo a bariatric surgery is not an easier one. You took this decision probably after repeated deliberations. You probably had lengthy discussions with your bariatric surgeon. The patients should ask multiple yet related questions on the surgical procedure. They should also ask questions pertaining to aftercare before they opt for surgery. We thought of 10 questions that would be helpful for patients who are considering any type of weight loss surgery. The patients can put across these questions to their bariatric surgeon. These questions can make them understand the procedure better.

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What is Hypothalamic Obesity

Before getting into the nitty-gritty of hypothalamic obesity, it is better to know what hypothalamus is. It is a small region or part of the brain that is situated just above the brainstem and just below the thalamus. The hypothalamus part of the brain controls such activities like hunger, body temperature, thirst, fatigue, sleep etc., It is nothing but the body’s biological clock that controls everything.

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Is Obesity Linked To Bad Genes?

Is there a single most factor that determines getting obese? Is that factor gene or lifestyle? That is indeed a hot debate in the medical science corridor. There is indeed a disease called Monogenic Obesity that is caused solely because of a mutation in a single gene which is an extremely rare condition. We are definitely not talking about that here, as 20-30 % of the population cannot have that disease. That is just not possible.

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How does your body become obese?

The popular perception of how the body accumulates fat and one becomes obese, is consuming fat in the form of deep fried items, cheese and other dairy items, eggs (we often blame the yellow yolk), red meat and nuts. This popular notion is partially, if not completely wrong.

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The Psychological Issues caused by Obesity

American Society of Gastroenterologist and WHO declares Obesity as a disease. As a matter of fact, obesity is the fast growing health issue that has distressed most countries. We think Obesity is only linked to genetic factors. Though there is considerable link to this, it is not fully true. What if you are under constant stress, anxiety and sadness; slowly slipping into even a mild depressed condition? This is where you begin eating more than usual (often referred as binge eating habit). Consequently, if you lead a sedentary lifestyle, it adds to this problem. Obesity and our mental state are close cousins. As a result, they begin showing stark psychological issues of obesity.

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