Obesity is excess fatty deposits in the subcutaneous tissue, organs and tissues. Obesity is manifested by an increase in body weight by 20 per cent or more from the average values due to adipose tissue. Obesity delivers psycho-physical discomfort, causes sexual disorders, diseases of the spine and joints. Obesity increases the risk of developing atherosclerosis, IHD, hypertension, myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes, kidney and liver damage, as well as disability and mortality from these diseases. The most effective in the treatment of obesity is the combined use of 3 components: diet, exercise and appropriate psychological adjustment of the patient.
The development of obesity is most often caused by a violation of the balance between energy intake from food and energy expenditure in the body. Excess calories, received in the body and not consumed by it, are converted to fat, which accumulates in the body fat depositories (mainly in the subcutaneous tissue, omentums, abdominal wall, internal organs, etc.). The increase in fat reserves leads to a rise in body weight and disruption of many body systems functioning. Overeating leads to obesity in more than 90%. Another 5% of cases of obesity is caused by a metabolic disorder.
Obesity and factors contributing to its development:
Every person suffering from obesity can have their own motivation for weight loss: cosmetic effect, reducing the risk to health, improving efficiency, the desire to wear clothes of smaller sizes, the desire to look good. However, the goals for weight loss and its rates should be real and directed, first of all, to reduce the risk of obesity-related complications. Proper treatment of obesity begins with the prescription of diet and exercise. An integrated approach will help to overcome obesity. And colonic irrigation is also a useful treatment.