Obesity as the next biggest health challenge in the country in the near future. One-fifth of the women in India are obese. The figures for men have literally doubled in one year for obesity.
Obesity comes along with its comorbid conditions such as Diabetes, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Heart disease, Stroke, Gallbladder disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Osteoarthritis, Sleep apnea and respiratory problems.
On the other end, people in the upper class and the middle class are psychologically forced into the aspect of thin-body figures which has resulted in various disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. These diseases require prompt attention and patients suffering from the same require adequate psychological and therapeutic management.
We at Center of Diabetes and Allied Sciences (CDAS), are concerned about both extremes of the weight issues. A multi-disciplinary team of nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, bariatric surgeons, yoga therapeutics, and physiotherapists offer expert advice on weight-loss, weight-loss alternatives like exercise, behaviour modification programs, supersized diet regimens to enable our patients to fight obesity and rush to enjoying a normal long and healthy-lifespan. A primary weight management clinic has been set for every individual to gain access and information regarding management of weight.
- Weight Management Evaluations
- Nutrition Counselling
- Exercise Guidance
- Yoga and Aerobics therapy
- Partial meal replacement program
- Concierge Endoscopic Weight loss program
- Bariatric surgery evaluations
After evaluation of the BMI of the individual, there are other evaluations that precisely guide the management of the individual weight. A proper health history, family health, eating patterns, stress levels are all recorded and assessed. A physical exam of the cardiovascular health is done, certain parameters such as waist circumference, other health problems such as blood tests, risk factors are evaluated.
The aim in management of weight, underweight or overweight is to attain and stay at an optimal range of weights. Starting with a gradual sustaining program designed to each patient individually helping people consistently maintain that weight is the end goal.
Dietary changes, exercise and physical activity, altering sleep and eating patterns, change in lifestyle and behaviour are the mainstay of the treatment. Pharmacotherapy is started when natural methods are unsuccessful.