Obesity is a serious disease




- Obesity, a typical lifestyle-related disease


Obesity is a typical lifestyle-related disease. This is because it is caused and progressed by accumulated lifestyle habits. The lifestyle of modern people is changing in the direction of inducing obesity rather than helping to lose weight. Buffets, where you can eat as much as you want without restrictions, are already widespread in our daily lives, and the desire for more delicious food has been established as a culture that grades restaurants. On the other hand, our lives are surrounded by machines and automated tools, and even if we try to increase the amount of outdoor activity, the weather, such as heat waves in summer and extreme cold in winter, does not support it. Even if we do not want to, the life that consumes energy in the body is gradually decreasing and the pattern of supplying energy to the body is continuously increasing.
It is not an easy task to self-regulate and improve your lifestyle for the treatment of obesity. Neither social structures nor systems allow you to focus solely on comfortable weight control. Therefore, it is good to get help from a specialist for obesity as well as treatment for other diseases. Although modern people complain of many problems due to stress, it is not an individual problem, so it is the same as receiving counseling and drug treatment. Just as blood pressure and blood sugar are measured when diagnosing high blood pressure and diabetes, obesity must be diagnosed and treated through evaluation of body mass index and body fat mass. Even if you gain a lot of weight, if it is due to your bones or muscles, you are not obese.

- Proven methods require early treatment


Recently, compared to the past, many anti-obesity drugs have been developed, and their usage is also being diversified. In order to improve the complications that occur multiple times in the case of severe obesity, surgery has already become common in the West. However, there are cases where obesity treatment is attempted in a scientifically unproven way, causing side effects and causing weight gain due to the yo-yo phenomenon. Some patients lose only body water, not body fat, by taking prescription drugs such as diuretics or diarrhea-inducing agents that are not official obesity treatments. For obesity, like other treatments, it is desirable to recognize and use a treatment method that has been proven effective.

There are appetite suppressants and fat absorption inhibitors as anti-obesity drugs that have been proven effective in weight loss. As long as you eat and consume only the amount of energy you need, and balance it out, there is no problem. However, overeating, which consumes a lot but consumes a lot, is a problem in itself. Like nicotine addiction or alcoholism, overeating, binge eating, and late night eating can be considered a type of food addiction. Appetite suppressants act to control excessive cravings into moderate appetites. There are drugs that show the effect of losing weight and maintaining weight without serious side effects even after taking it for a long time for about two years. The reaction to the drug varies from person to person, so it should be decided after checking the health status, and the dose should be adjusted to minimize side effects.

Also, in order to lose weight, it is necessary to reduce the amount of fat intake, which is high in calories per unit weight. However, compared to the past, more and more meat intake and preference for Western foods such as pizza, chicken, and hamburgers are increasing, and the number of patients showing the form of obesity is almost comparable to that of Westerners is increasing. Fat absorption inhibitors act to excrete some of the fat along with the feces. If you feel that taking this drug is not effective, it is because the amount of fat you ingest is greater than the fat excreted.

Recently, analogues of gastrointestinal hormones that have an appetite suppressant effect have been released as injections. It is applied to obese patients who are not effective as a treatment for obesity, are taking a lot of other drugs, or are already taking antidepressants that act on the central nervous system. However, if it is abused for the purpose of losing weight without being obese, the risk of sarcopenia or osteoporosis, which decreases muscle mass and bone weight, increases, and side effects such as hair loss due to nutritional deficiency may occur.

- Obesity is a chronic disease that causes multiple, physically and metabolically, irreversible complications .


After complications have already occurred, for example, if the knee has arthritis due to excessive weight, the pain makes it impossible to exercise, making obesity worse. In addition, it is not easy to take additional anti-obesity drugs because you have to take several drugs if you have metabolic complications. The excessively accumulated adipose tissue accumulates abnormally in the main organs of the intestine, and it is desirable to treat it early without delay because it causes a chronic inflammatory reaction and deteriorates the function of the organ. Just as cancer is effective when it is detected and treated early, it is necessary to actively treat obesity so that adipose tissue does not adversely affect other tissues in the body.