Obesity and heart disease
Causes of Obesity
Obesity is known to be caused if the consumption of calories is far below the addition. Most obese people may have a habit of compulsive munching high calorie food. Eating food that has high saturated fat content and cholesterol is a known cause of obesity. In some people, obesity is also hereditary and in such individuals, the tolerances for food are really thin. They have to be extra careful with whatever they eat.
Measurement of Obesity
One of the more reliable methods is BMI (Body mass index) value. BMI is a function of body weight with respect to height and age. A BMI of 18.5 is underweight and BMI between 18.5 and 25 is normal and preferred. A person is overweight if the BMI is >25 but < 30 and definitely Obese if BMI is >30.
The link between...
The correlation between obesity and heart disease may seem indirect, but the consequences are life threatening. It is established that obesity causes conditions such as hypertension, reduction in levels of good (HDL) cholesterol and increase in blood pressure. What is worse, an obese person is more likely to be diabetic, which makes all the above conditions even more worse. A person with the conditions such as these, is under grave risk of a coronary heart disorders.
Remedies and Preventive care
The way out of obesity and towards good health is gradual, continuous and disciplined. One must be committed to self and not look for any short cuts. There are a whole lot of 'loose fat fast" kind of advertisements that throng the media and web space. It is tempting to latch on to one of them, but we recommend more judicious selection in consultation with your family doctor. Just a 10% reduction in weight considerably reduces the risk of heart disease by reducing blood pressure levels, cholesterol levels, and triglycerides. Not just heart disease, obesity could also lead to diabetes, sleep apnoea, Osteoarthritis, gout, gallbladder malfunction
The incentive to loose /control weight and remain fit cannot be overemphasized, can it??
Slow and steady is the best way out of obesity. Just as little as 1 pound per week, week after week is ideal. Too fast a weight loss results in loss of muscle rather than fat. Eating better, Increase in physical activity are just two simple ways to start.
Obesity and heart disease
Alcohol heart disease:
Protect Your Heart United States alone sees 100,000 excess deaths due to alcohol-related diseases every year. In UK it is one of the commonest causes of Hospital admissions. Same pattern of mortality and morbidity can be seen across the globe....
Different types of heart disease:
Heart disease and its causes: The function of the heart is to pump freshly oxygenated blood to all the cells in the body. If the heart fails to supply enough blood or due to its defects or disorder cannot supply blood at all then it is called...
Folic acid and heart disease:
that elevated homocysteine level is an independent risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The evidence suggests that the high levels of homocysteine may damage coronary arteries and makes it easier for blood clotting cells called platelets to...
Heart disease statistics:
Statistical study: Statistical update provides a quick overview of the latest year's statistics that can be compared to previous year's statistics. The American heart association works with government agencies to draw annual statistics for...
Ischaemic heart disease:
Ischaemic heart disease is a medical term commonly known as Coronary artery disease of the heart. It is a malfunction of the coronary artery caused that supply less or no blood to the heart. Coronary artery disease or ischaemic heart disease is one...
Ischemic heart disease:
A Different Kind of Heart Ache Remember that pain in your heart… the one you had when you first saw your partner? The slow throb when he or she was hesitating to say yes to your proposal? Those are wonderful things that happen to your heart...
Organic Heart Disease
What is Organic heart disease. OHD as it is referred as, Organic heart disease a condition wherein the heart doesn't function as it should because of any deformity or inflammation.This deformation can either be cardio or vascular in nature.Our...
Stop Heart Disease:
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the term used to describe the gradual narrowing of the coronary arteries. Today we know about the major controllable risk factors for coronary artery disease. A risk factor merely increases the probability of...
Heartworm disease is found in Dogs and Cats. Heartworm is a parasitic worm, which is about six inches long, and it normally lives in the right ventricle of the heart and nearby blood vessels. The parasites are transmitted from one animal to another...
What is heart disease?
The Heart of the Matter: Coughs and colds are probably diseases that we all can pray for. Why, you ask me. That's because there are some immediate symptoms of these infections. There may be no symptom for diseases like heart diseases. ...
|© heart-disease.com 2006|