Listen to Dr Deepak Subramanian, Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead, Department of Minimal Access (GI) and Bariatric Surgery at MGM Healthcare, talk about obesity and various problems that are linked with obesity.
The doctor shares that it is important to understand that obesity is more than just a cosmetic problem. A person is considered to be obese if his/her BMI is more than 30. If the BMI is extremely high, more than 40, they are considered to be morbidly obese.
Diabetes is one of the biggest threat that comes along with obesity. Studies have shown that becoming overweight is a major risk factor in developing type 2 diabetes. Today, roughly 30 percent of overweight people have the disease and 85 percent of diabetics are overweight. Apart from diabetes, obesity can also cause several other problems like infertility, osteoarthritis in older people, knee pain and so on. Watch the video to know more about the effect of obesity.
MGM Healthcare is always there to guide you through to a healthy lifestyle. Keep a check on your health, adopt a healthy diet and exercise regularly to stay fit and avoid unnecessary health concerns arising due to obesity.