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Obesity is a disease
Dr KK Aggarwal | 29 Sep 2013

"Obesity is a disease and should be tackled under the supervision of doctors", Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India and MTNL Perfect Health Mela,

Any weight gain after the age of 18 years in females and 20 years in males is obesity unless proved otherwise. Also any weight gain after the age of 35 years and after the age of 50 years is considered obesity.

 

"Obesity is a disease and should be tackled under the supervision of doctors", Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India and MTNL Perfect Health Mela,

 

Dr. Aggarwal said that obesity can be managed either by eating low refined carbohydrates, low fat and or low calories diet. Exercise alone without dietary modification usually fails.

 

The need for surgery in obesity arises only if the lifestyle and medical management fails.

 

Anti obesity drugs often need to be added to facilitate weight reduction in individuals with co-morbid conditions.

 

10% weight reduction can reduce the need of anti-BP medicines by 50% and anti diabetes drugs by upto 40%.

 

It is possible to get rid of such diseases in some cases merely by weight reduction. Weight reduction can also reduce the severity of snoring.  Obese people have more blood pressure, snoring, osteoarthritis and cancer.

 

About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on" Hands only CPR" of 63400 people since 1st November 2012.

 

The CPR 10 Mantra is– "within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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