Welcome to my site, my name is Jess Indaja. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after struggling with my weight throughout my teen years and adulthood. My doctor informed me about all of the dangers associated with my diet and exercise habits. I was encouraged to change the way I ate and moved in an effort to reverse my blood sugar problem. I made the changes, but still struggle with controlling my blood sugar. After going through this trying situation, I decided to make a site that may help others with problems associated with type 2 diabetes. I will discuss diagnostic procedures, treatments and medical research concerning this disease. I hope you visit often and learn all you can to control your type 2 diabetes or help others with this condition.
Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. Obesity often requires long-term treatment to promote and sustain weight loss. So, it is important to know what obesity is and what the treatment options are.
What is Obesity ? How do we define it?
Obesity means having too much body fat. According to the the World Health Organization (WHO),
What are the treatment options ?
Diet control and regular exercise are the treatments of choice. When the energy intake exceeds the energy expenditure, you will gain weight. Most people can manage to reduce their weight by diet and exercise but some people can't. In that case, what will be the next step ?
Medical weight loss will be the answer.
There are two types of medical weight loss treatment: medications and surgery.
What Prescription Medicines Are Used to Treat Obesity?
There are two main types; appetite suppressants and fat absorption inhibitors. Appetite suppressants trick your brain that your stomach is full and fat absorption inhibitors prevent your body from breaking down and absorbing fat eaten with your meals.
The followings are some useful prescription medications for weight loss:
1. Orlistat (Xenical)
2. Lorcaserin (Belviq)
3. Phentermine/topiramate (Qsymia)
Bariatric Surgery and Liposuction are surgical interventions for weight loss. Bariatric surgery is a name used for a number of surgeries that can ultimately lead to weight loss. Generally patients would need to have a body mass index above 35 in order to be considered for the procedure. They also must be able to undergo surgery and participate in follow up. Liposuction is often portrayed as an operation where large amounts of fat are sucked out of the body, it is not used for major weight loss. The most weight a patient will lose in liposuction is only 10 to 12 pounds.Share