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Obesity a Disease (Opinion)

The human body is evolved to store energy surplus as fat for use during periods of energy deficit. It appears that there are physiological constraints in place to limit this fat formation to a specific range. However, some people go beyond that range while others do not. Obesity is the abnormal buildup of body fat that occurs as a result of malfunctioning energy balance processes.

Food is love, but what if we put food before everything else? We often hear that the obesity rate in industrialised countries is high, but we are now witnessing a sharp increase in Pakistan.

Food is served both before and after the party. Overeating is endowing us with ailments, primarily obesity. The economic crisis that Pakistan’s people are already experiencing makes it impossible for us to support the load of both communicable and non-communicable diseases. The rapid ascent to doubtful? Children’s obesity is a difficult problem.

Obesity and a lack of physical exercise in children and adolescents have become major global public health issues due to their detrimental consequences on children’s health, development, and well-being. One of the most significant public health concerns of the twenty-first century that affects every nation is childhood obesity. In recent decades, the prevalence of obesity among school-age children and adolescents has increased more than tenfold. Numerous demographic risk variables are linked to childhood obesity. For instance, obesity is linked to higher oxidative stress and a higher chance of developing metabolic syndrome. The latter has a role in the emergence of a variety of illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, the world’s leading cause of morbidity and mortality.

We must indulge in fried cuisine occasionally, though. Our children’s back ache is a result of our sedentary lifestyle. We must appreciate the aesthetic value of exercise and incorporate it into our daily lives. While it’s great that so many people like the gym and are dedicated to it, they don’t necessarily manage their diets. Before complaining, they used to eat more sweets than was reasonable.

Gaining weight needs to be managed. Obese patients are more likely to experience a wide range of health issues, such as osteoarthritis, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, stroke, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, hyperuricemia and gout. Obese patients are also more likely to experience insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. A number of cancers, including colorectal and prostate cancer in men and endometrial, breast, and gallbladder cancer in women, are also linked to obesity.

Getting fit through healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and making other modifications to your regular routines are common therapies for overweight and obesity. Some persons may benefit from weight-management programmes in terms of weight loss or preventing weight gain. We must change the way we eat emotionally. We should choose our dietary habits logically, right? What and when should I eat? These topics need to be covered in schools. Children need to understand the effects of consuming fried and sugary foods.

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