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Overweight & Obesity

Avi Medical helps you if you are overweight

Together with increased blood pressure and blood fat values and Diabetes type 2 Obesity is part of the so-called “Affluence Syndrome”. Overweight is therefore not an independent clinical picture. But: It significantly increases the risk of developing cardiovascular complications such as atherosclerosis or a heart attack >and should therefore be diagnosed and treated early. Our doctors from Avi Medical are here to help you at all our locations.

What is overweight?

Reduced to the essentials, the term obesity refers to a weight above the norm. However, this condition is more difficult to determine than it seems at first glance. Because being overweight is not unhealthy per se. The weight of an athletic person is often above the norm because muscles are heavier than fat.

Weight is not the only way to assess whether obesity is present /strong>. Factors such as the individual muscle and body fat percentage and their distribution should also be taken into account.

When does it become overweight?

The first step in diagnosing obesity is Determination of the individual body mass index (BMI for short). This is calculated from the body weight in kilograms in relation to the square of the body height in meters and is between 18.5 and 24.9 for people of normal weight.

From the age of 25, a so-called pre-obesity is diagnosed. From 30, obesity grade I and from a value of 35, obesity grade II. If the BMI exceeds the value of 40 , then obesity grade III is present (the so-called obesity per magna).

Waist circumference is often measured during diagnostics to determine abdominal obesity. This occurs from a circumference of 88cm in women and 102cm in men.

What are the triggers of being overweight?

The most common triggers for obesity include:

  • lifestyle (improper diet and exercise - and lack of sleep)
  • various illnesses, e.g. hypothyroidism
  • Medicines such as cortisone and some antidepressants and antipsychotics 
  • genetic predisposition

What are possible symptoms of overweight?

The typical side effects of obesity are: 

  • High blood pressure
  • Atherosclerosis and the resulting cardiovascular complications such as heart attack, stroke, damage to the kidneys and other organs
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
  • Tumors
  • muscle weakness

Treatment of obesity at Avi Medical

The first step in your obesity treatment isInformation and advice on lifestyle changes. This includes a reduction in daily calorie intake, an individual diet and physical exercise. These measures are usually sufficient to normalize your laboratory values.

However, if you are still overweight: our experienced doctors at Avi Medical will supplement the < strong id="">Treatment with medicationto prevent the secondary diseases caused by obesity (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, increased blood lipid values) to regulate. 

As a last resort for the The strongest form of overweight, obesity per magna, is finally served by a weight-reducing operation carried out in the hospital.