Obesity

How Homeostasis is affected by obesity

"We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food."

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Disease

Obesity means having too much body fat. It occurs over time when you eat more calories than you use.

Explanation of imbalance

People with obesity suffer from aches and pains, as well as physical limitations.

The heart- Arteries are constricted which make the heart work harder.

The brain- White matter around nerves deteriorate, the body cannot balance this.

The lungs- Excess fat diminishes the lungs' overall capacity for air, breathing slows down which can be fatal.

Symptoms

-Inability to cope with sudden physical activity

-Back and joint pains

-Difficulty sleepong
(Obesity is diagnosed when the body mass index is 30 or higher)

Treatments

Modest weight loss is the most effective and common treatment for obesity. Increase in physical activity, strict dietary changes, and behavior changes can all help improve porbelms associated with obesity.

Diego Heredia