Obesity - The Oppression

I was not planning this article when I started to post today but reading the threads on the blog that I visit there seems to be buzz about it. I am just adding my two cent.

Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is considered healthy. If you are obese, you have a much higher amount of body fat than lean muscle mass.

Adults with a BMI (Body Mass Index)greater than 30 are considered obese.

Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight or with a BMI greater than 40 is considered morbidly obese.

What does obesity mean? More than half of the U.S. population is overweight. But being obese Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions.Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions.

The American Obesity Association (AOA) believes that obesity is disease. In the opinion of the majority with the negative attitude toward people that are over weight seem to harbor that they are just over eater and they would not have this mass if they would just not eat so much.

40% of children in the United States are either overweight or obese. MORBID OBESITY has a significant impact on the health, psychosocial well-being, longevity, and quality of life of those affected.

EDUCATION is key to helping the public understand that obesity is a chronic disease. A new study in the journal Sleep upholds the widely accepted notion that body weight plays a large role in how well a person sleeps.

Being seriously overweight can lead to prolonged inflammation in the heart that can cause heart disease, finds a large U.S. study.

WebMD) Regular exercise has long been touted as the key to a healthy heart, but a new study shows it is unlikely to fully reverse a woman's chances of heart disease if she is carrying extra weight.

There are studies being conducted to look at this problem closer, with all the negative reaction to people that are overweight, it a really growing concern in the medicai profession. Caregivers should be prepared to meet both the physiological and psychological needs of these patients.Society views surgical intervention as a quick fix, people whose problems could be solved pushing away from the table. Encouraging society to view morbid obesity as a health condition similar to other conditions that can be treated with surgical intervention may take years of educating the public and properly orienting patients and their family members. With the guidance and support of health care providers, psychologists, nutritionists, family members, and friends, individuals who are obese can improve their overall health and quality of life by halting the progression of the disease state.