Why Is Morbid Obesity Not Part of the Self Love Campaign?
In recent years, there has been a surge in self-love, love yourself, and self-care campaigns. People around the world have embraced body positivity, claiming that all bodies are beautiful and that everyone has unique features. However, while promoting self-love, we should not be encouraging morbid obesity. Unhealthy living and medical issues can arise from this, leading to further health problems.
According to the CDC, the prevalence of obesity alone was 42.4% from 2017 to 2018. Worldwide, 650 million children and adolescents are affected by obesity, and this number is not likely to decrease anytime soon.
What is Obesity?
Obesity is a complex disorder that involves an excessive amount of body fat. It is not just a cosmetic concern, but a serious medical problem. It can lead to other diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, some cancers, and heart disease.
How is it Affecting One’s Life?
Morbid obesity is when a person is over 100 pounds with their ideal body weight and has a BMI of 40 or more. It can be caused by a combination of environmental factors, eating habits, and exercise decisions. It can have a major impact on one’s life, including:
- Accumulating excess body fat, particularly around the waist
- Breathing difficulties such as shortness of breath
- Excessive sweating
- Snoring while sleeping
- Trouble falling asleep
- Significant skin problems due to moisture collecting in the folds of skin
- Inability to perform simple physical tasks that were once easy to do
- Pain in the back and joints
- Psychological effects such as depression, low self-esteem, shame, and social isolation
Can We Control Obesity?
The causes of obesity can include physical inactivity, overeating, genetics, a diet high in simple carbohydrates, frequency of eating, medications, psychological factors, diseases, and social issues. To control obesity, these causes must be addressed. Medication such as anorectic can also be used to promote weight loss for a short period of time. One such medication is Phentermine HCL.
Phentermine HCL is classified as a controlled substance by the FDA and can cause rapid or irregular heartbeat, panic, delirium, psychosis, and heart failure. It works similarly to amphetamine by stimulating the central nervous system (nerves and brain), increasing blood pressure and heart rate and decreasing appetite. It can help you lose up to 10 pounds. By introducing this medication into your weight loss diet plan, you can control your morbid obesity.