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    Treatments for Exogenous Obesity

    Jul 29, 2014 · by Peter O · no comments

    Obesity comes in two forms, exogenous and endogenous obesity. How each of these forms of obesity affects the body, and what contribute to their formation are factors that distinguish them. Internal body malfunctioning such as production of Leptin hormone in insignificant amounts may lead to endogenous obesity. Low levels of leptin slow the metabolism resulting to storage of excess fats in the body. On the other hand, exogenous form of obesity is a condition where a person is overweight due to excessive eating. Consuming more calories makes the body store excess in the form of fats leading to obesity. This article will tackle exogenous obesity.

    Treatments of Exogenous Obesity

    Since there are many treatment programs to choose from, and since each program differs from person to person, one should work with their healthcare professionals before making a treatment choice. Below are treatments to consider.

    · Healthy Eating

    A healthy eating does not only aim at giving the body the right nutrients in adequate amounts, but also is a diet that contains enough calories just the body requires. The diet should also be low in unhealthy sugar, cholesterol, and saturated fat. The best food to consider includes whole-grain food such as oatmeal, brown rice, couscous, bagels, and whole-wheat bread. Others include lean meat, soy, tortillas, the white part of an egg, and pasta.

    However, one should avoid foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol such as poultry with the skin, cream, sausage, ground beef, processed meats, palm oils, and Lard. Others to avoid include French fries, hard margarine, doughnut, and crackers.

    · Medication

    If the diet plan does not give any significant results, one should try medication such as Orlistat (Xenical), Sibutramine (Meridia), Beta-methyl-phenylethylamine (Fastin), and Phentermine. These drugs do not only act as appetite suppressants, but they are also very effective in shrinking and burning excess body fats leading to an incredible weight loss.

    · Surgery

    For those whose medication does not work on them, they should consider Bariatric surgery. The surgery involves sealing off most of the stomach to reduce its original size, which results to consumption of less food than normal. This surgery is vital for patients whose body mass index (BMI) is 40 and above, or individuals with conditions such as type two diabetes and hypertension, and whose IBM is 35 and above.

    · Exercise

    No calorie-control plan is complete without some regular moderate intensity physical activities. Activities like the gym, fast working, jogging, and swimming are necessary to facilitate smooth movement of blood to various body parts and for removal of toxins from the body. In addition, they boost the metabolism by increasing the heart and breathing rates, which is necessary for burning excess body fats leading to a slim healthily fitting body.


    The obese and overweight individuals should both check on the type and amount of the food they consume and their lifestyle. The person’s job and activities determine the amount of calories their body need per day. People whose jobs involve physical strength such as pushing, pulling, and lifting weights require more calories than those whose jobs involves sitting for hours in the office. In addition, since broadness, stress, and loneliness are factors that can make a person eat excessively, one should try to avoid these conditions by keeping themselves busy through visiting and chatting with friends, or by doing a hobby.



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