Obesity Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Obesity?

Obesity occurs as a result of increased body fat mass. It is a multifactorial ilness that can lead tomany other diseases, and also obesity affects the other ilnesses negatively. Psychological, metabolic, biochemical, genetic, environmental, physiological reasons can lead to obesity.

What is Morbid Obesity?

Your body should use all of the energy that you gained. If it doesn’t use ; the energy will be stored as fat. Morbid Obesity is the result of this storing and it is a serious disease that will affect your life quality and your health in negative way.

BMI 40-49.9 Morbidly Obese

When is the time for Obesity Surgery?

After losing weight with exercises and diet, if you gained them back; if you have matabolic syndromes it is time for obesity Surgery.

Obesity’s effect on our life

Obesity leads to many other diseases and social problems. That is why obesity isregarded as one of the important chronic diseases. Obese people has a big risk for Type 2 diabetes. 80-85 % of the people with Type 2 diabetes are also overweighted.

Obesity leads to which other diseases

Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, Liver disease, sleep disorders ( sleep apnea ), cardiac disease, joint disease, psychiatric reasons.

The relation between the obesity and diabetes

There is an important relation between obesity and diabetes

How obesity affects our heart health

Obesity leads to arteriosclerosis and the risk of heart attack increases .

How obesity harms our joints

Our joints can’t carry too much weight and usually our waist-hip-knee joints will be affected negatively.

The tension problem of obese people

Insulin increases and the heart works faster.

How our liver will be affected

Blood fat increases and in time that will lead to cirrhosis.

Sleeping disorders of obese people, and their reasons

The overweight affects breathing. The palate will close the air passage and snoring will start. Poor sleep will lead to fatigue and depression.

Psychological traumas

Depression is at the top of the list. We can continue to our list with social phobia , anxiety, stress. Obese people think that they are not attractive. All of the studies and researches show that there is a relation between these negative opinions and psychological problems.

The Definition of Obese Person

Obese person is a person who has overdose fat tissue on her/his body.

BMI <18.5               underweight

BMI 20.0-24.0         normal

BMI 25.0-29.9         overweight

BMI 30.0-34.9       obesity (class1)

BMI 35.0-39.9       obesity (class2)

BMI>40kg       morbid obesity —- disease category

You are overweight if your life qulity and your health reduced by your weight.

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