Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health.
If a person’s bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight. If your BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese.
The causes of the Obesity are varies:
- Consuming more calories than needed
- Less physical activity
- Insufficient sleeping routine
- Side effects of medication
Treatment methods for the obesity:
- Personalized diet
- Changing nutritional behaviour
- Surgical operation
The treatment method chosen for obese patients depends on the presence of other medical conditions and body mass index values. If the patient’s BMI is less than 35% it is possible to lose weight with exercise and a healthy diet. But if it is greater than 35%, surgical methods are usually preferred.
Obesity should be considered and treated as a illness itself which effects multiple organs in the body. This is why a comprehensive obesity treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach during planning and implementation.
All patients coming to our reference medical centers would first examined by several branhes such as endocrinologist, dietician, psychiatrist, physiotherapist and exercise consultant. Depending on the conditions of the patient, they would be consulted by the obesity surgical team.