Overweight or obesity is a relatively young disease that appeared and became widespread in the middle of the 20th century. The reason for this is the notorious sedentary lifestyle and culture of “fast food”, originated in the United States. Nowadays, as reports of the World Health Organization (WHO) state, about 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from overweight problems. The leaders are the USA and Europe. In some countries, the issues of overweight and obesity are solved at the state level, but so far there has been no great success. Thus, the fight against excess weight is the task of each individual.
Obesity is usually divided into primary and symptomatic when overweight is a symptom of another disease. Excess weight may have the following reasons: genetic predisposition, excessive consumption of food and lack of physical activity. Concerning heredity, scientists agree that there is a greater or lesser genetic predisposition to weight gain, but hereditary factors are always implemented in close connection with a person’s lifestyle. Do not blame genetics, but rather note that family eating traditions still have a more significant influence, most often transmitted from ancestors to descendants. And habits are what we have the power to change. The same situation is with a sedentary lifestyle. The conclusion is simple: everything is in your hands. However, you should not deal with excess weight without the help of a professional. It is better to entrust this matter to specialists.
Some drugs can stimulate the body to produce more fat. These include corticosteroids, female hormones, antidepressants, etc. The intake of these drugs should always be as prescribed and under the supervision of the attending physician.
Excess weight may be the result of certain pathological conditions, such as dysfunction of the thyroid gland or pituitary, hypoplasia of the gonads, Cushing’s disease, and damage to the hypothalamic nerve cells.
People with a tendency to overweight should adjust the amount of food consumed and the level of physical activity. Diet must be modified. Increased physical activity, sports should go after a change in diet. It is essential to understand what served as the primary factor in weight gain in your case, was it a change in diet or decrease in physical activity. Then you can find the optimal solution that might be perfect for you. Another indispensable element of prevention that is often forgotten is regular examinations and testing. Such measures will help identify and solve the problem at the earliest stages of its occurrence. Excess weight is a fairly prevalent problem that is indeed possible to cope with, and cleansing the intestines will help rid the body of toxins.