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Obesity Is Getting Common, Yet We Still Ignore It

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66.3 percent of American population overweight (Wang & Beydoun, 2007). It is a big issue in public health. Globally, obesity care costs about $140 billion, accounting for approximately 9.1 percent of annual medical expenditures (Wang & Beydoun, 2007). Obesity is a significant risk factor for many heart disorders, including stroke, ventricular dysfunction, and heart attack (Horwich et al., 2001). The clinical statement by the American Heart Association on obesity and weight loss urge overweight and obese patients to minimize risk factors of cardiovascular disease (Williams et al., 2002). In several cardiometabolic risk factors, these patients suffered weight loss. Weight loss effectively reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease (Hellénius et al., 1993). Doctors can also aid obese patients with weight loss.

Overweight and obesity problems escalate with far-reaching health consequences (Frühbeck et al., 2013). The air system is subject to extreme psychiatric dysfunction during sleep and wakefulness (Bokov & Delclaux, 2019). Pulmonary mechanics measured during awakening are often a restrictive trend that affects obesity more significantly (Bokov & Delclaux, 2019). Body habitus suggests the further distribution of adiposity. Both etiologies can be omitted before lung blockage induces obesity. Improved breathing capacity may also be associated with systemic hypoxemia as narrow airways and ventilation are lower in closing volumes (Salome et al., 2010). In epidemiological research, overweight symptoms of asthma were found (Ford, 2005). However, it is unclear whether overweight increases bronchial hyperreactivity.

Predisposition to gastroesophageal reflux can also stimulate asthma at night (Harding, 2005). Increased BMI is an essential contributor to obstruction of the slum apnea-hypopnea (OSAH), a new approach to cardiovascular disease, and overweight type 2 diabetes mellitus (Akil & Anwar Ahmad, 2011). Sufficient loss of weight also leads to significant increases in OSAH (Robertson & Keeve, 1983). Higher levels of obesity and increased pulmonary and corneal hypertension can be related to or without OSAH hypoventilation (Friedman & Andrus, 2012). The first way to note obesity-hypoventilation during sleep is to wake up (Al Dabal & BaHammam, 2009). A high index of suspicion is required to initiate short-term, non-invasive complementary pressure treatments and increase the long-term weight loss need by medication or surgery to diagnose night obesity-hypoventilation (Chau et al., 2013).

What is Obesity?

Obesity is a medical disorder in which extra body fat accumulates to the point of a detrimental health impact (Chan & Woo, 2010). People are usually assumed to be obese when their body mass index (BMI) is higher than 30 kg / m2, a calculation by measuring an individual's weight by a square by a height; the range is 25-30 kg / m2 (Nuttall, 2015). Any countries in East Asia use low values. Obesity is associated with several illnesses and disorders, including coronary failure, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain forms of cancer, and osteoarthritis (Mc Farlane, 2018). Substantial BMI is a risk marker but is not an exact source for nutritional, physical, and environmental diseases (Hruby & Hu, 2015). There has been a reciprocal relationship between obesity and depression, with obesity raising the likelihood of clinical depression and depression contributing to a higher risk of obesity growth (Mannan et al., 2016).

Obesity has personal, socioeconomic, and environmental factors like nutrition, physical activity, automation, urbanization, genetic sensitivity, drugs, behavioral illness, economic policy, endocrine disorders, and exposure to chemicals that disorder endocrine (Yardley et al., 2014)(Woodall, 2011). While most obese people aim to lose weight and sometimes excel at any given moment, the study has found that sustaining this weight reduction tends to be uncommon over the long term (Atkinson Jr et al., 2004). Weight cycling explanations are not well known but may involve reduced-calorie costs coupled with enhanced food appetite before and after caloric limits (Benton & Young, 2017). More research is required to evaluate if weight cycling and yo-yo diets lead to the incidence of inflammation and disease of obese people (Strohacker et al., 2009).

Prevention of obesity involves a complex strategy involving culture, family, and person approaches (Chan & Woo, 2010). Health experts' critical therapies are lifestyle adjustments and exercise (Apovian et al., 2015). Dietary consistency can be increased by reducing energy-dense foods such as fat-free or sugars consumption and dietary fiber consumption (Rolls, 2008). However, large-scale analyzes have shown that the energy density and the energy expense of food in developing countries are reversed. In areas that are perceived as "food deserts" and "food swamps," where nutritious food is less accessible, low-income populations are more likely to remain (Cooksey-Stowers et al., 2017). Along with a suitable diet, medications should be used to suppress hunger or fat absorption (Nan-Nong Sun et al., 2016). A gastric balloon or procedure may also be done to decrease the stomach volume or intestinal duration, resulting in a sensation of fullness beforehand or a reduced capacity to digest food nutrients if food, exercise, and drugs are not successful (Kim et al., 2016).

Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death in adults and adolescents worldwide. In 2015, 600 million people (12%) and 100 million children in 195 countries were obese (AR et al., 2018). In women, obesity is more widespread than in males. Authorities see it as one of the 21st century's most severe public health issues (R.T. et al., 2010). Obesity is stigmatized in most modern-world countries (especially the Western world) (Chan & Woo, 2010). However, it has been seen in several periods of history as a sign of fortune and vitality and persists in other world areas. Many insurance companies, including the American Medical Association and the US Heart Association, listed obesity as a disorder in 2013 (Kyle et al., 2016).

Obesity Prevention

Over the years, the approaches to the prevention and treatment of obesity have ranged from genetic and other biological causes to the study of diversity in diet and behavioral changes focused mainly on psychological effects to the recent move of society towards physical, social, and financial climate "temptation-proof." (Malik et al., 2013) The WHO has recently estimated that, in countries like America, health care costs will be up to 17.7% of GDP if existing lifestyle trends continue in youth and adults worldwide by 2012 (Woolf & Aron, 2013). These children will be the first generation with a shorter life span than their parents, mostly because of obesity (Belluck, 2005).

The prevention of obesity introduces the latest pandemic research and proposals. Previous research focusing mainly on hereditary or behavioral causes of obesity indicates that a fully integrated approach is the best way to handle obesity (Chan & Woo, 2010). It is also essential to represent the community's role in developing a realistic, practical, and functional initiative for such lifestyle changes, especially for those who end up at increased risk of obesity in economically disadvantaged circumstances (Chan & Woo, 2010).

Obesity policies and research agencies understood the need to create a practical framework with existing information and facts for implementing epidemic strategies and programs (Lee et al., 2017). Besides, the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) developed a project to identify critical challenges in developing a strategy to prevent obesity and provide information on these challenges (Gortmaker et al., 2012). Through the review process, the proposed decision-making mechanism on obesity prevention has been developed and further refined.

There are two critical goals for a decision-making system. First, the method of quality management officializes decision-making based on familiar steps. The approach is simple and straightforward and recognizes the many facts that guide decisions at various levels. Secondly, it helps to acknowledge critical decision-making, strengthens beliefs and convictions. They vary from context to culture and are part of the decision-making process. It also helps to decide where analytics are essential to promote decision-making.

A better diet, medicine, or surgery could be used in obesity care (Ruban et al., 2019). The primary treatment of obesity is diet and weight loss (Swift et al., 2014). Diet programs can minimize weight in both the short and long term, but they can produce better practice and guidance (Atkinson Jr et al., 2004). Diet and lifestyle improvements will decrease excessive gain in weight during pregnancy and improve mother and child outcomes. National health institutes suggest a 5-10 percent weight loss goal for six months (Hall & Kahan, 2018). One drug, orlistat, for long-term use, is commercially available. On average weight loss of 2,9 kg (6,4 lb) over 1–4 years, there is no evidence of these drugs' impact on long-term obesity complications (Atkinson Jr et al., 2004). The use of high gastrointestinal side effects is associated (Goldstein & Cryer, 2015).

The most common treatment for obesity is bariatric surgery (Wolfe et al., 2016). Long-term loss of weight and overall mortality are needed for extreme obesity surgery (Adams et al., 2015). One study indicates a 14% to 25% weight loss at age ten and a 29% decrease in all deaths than traditional weight loss measurements (Wadden et al., 2012). Research from 2007 found that specific subgroups, such as type 2 and women, have long-term benefits from all-causal mortality, while weight loss does not appear to affect men's outcomes (Hruby & Hu, 2015). Such results have been shown to benefit from the voluntary loss of weight in people with extreme obesity (Rossner & Lagerros, 2013).


Training offers many health advantages, particularly for people at risk of cardiovascular or existing cardiovascular conditions, despite weight loss. Since weight loss is highly heterogeneous in training programs, patients with physical activity programs can experience moderate height loss, but weight loss is impossible. Clinicians should stress that significant physical activity weight loss is impossible unless the moderate exercise is significantly higher than the minimum standard prescribed. Patients should exercise physically to increase the risk of weight loss. After the initial weight loss, physical activity is vital for weight recovery. In general, doctors should urge participants to engage in long-term training programs, regardless of weight loss, because cardiovascular problems gain quickly without weight loss.


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