Obesity - Causes, Symptoms And Home Treatment To Help Obesity
Obesity may be described as a physical condition characterized by excessive deposition or storage of fats in adipose tissues. It usually results from consumption of food in excess of physiological needs. Obesity is a serious health hazard as the extra fat puts a strain on the heart, kidneys and liver as well as the large weight bearing joints such as the hips, knees and ankles, which ultimately shortens the life span.
There is now growing realization that much adult obesity has its origin in infancy, childhood and adolescence. The prevention of obesity should therefore begin in infancy. The prevalence of obesity in children is estimated to be 25 per cent in the fIrst year, less than five per cent at five years and nine per cent at 15 years. It is however, not necessary that fat babies become fat children, but obese fIve-years-old are more likely to become fat adolescents.
Crawford and co-workers conducted studies in obese infants. They concluded from these studies that the best obesity index for infants six months of age is a weight gain greater than 5.34 kg. during the period from birth to six months .of age. It can, however, be generally said that obese children are those whose weight exceeds the expected weight for height by more than 20 per cent.
Information on the symptoms of obesity.
During infancy and childhood, the disadvantages of obesity are relatively small. A fat child has an increased tendency to acute respiratory infections. Severe obesity can delay motor development A really fat child of two years may hardly be able to walk and his exploration of the environment will be delayed. Knock- knee is common. Emotional disturbances are likely to develop, particularly at adolescence and puberty may occur early.
Information on the causes of obesity.
Several factors can lead to obesity in children. These include genetic tendency, racial and familial diet habits, a personal habit of overeating, restricted exercise and emotional factors. Another important cause of obesity can be some abnormality in the metabolism of adipose cells or in energy expenditure. Some of common reasons of obesity are.
Overweight treatment - Home remedies for the treatment of obesity.
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