How Your Doctor Can Help You to Reduce Weight

Doctor can help you to reduce excess weight and to get all the benefits of a healthy body. If you are overweight, there is a fair chance to suffer from heart disease, stroke or Type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Those who are overweight, lose less calories then they intake. To reduce weight we need to bring a long term, achievable and realistic change in our dietary habit and also in physical activity. If you already started healthy diet or change in physical activity but weight is not reducing then you need to visit a dietitian or a doctor. Measure your weight: Measure your weight and height, so that you can calculate your BMI (body mass index). By this BMI you can know if your weight is healthy for your current height. In a healthy adult person BMI will be in between 18.5 to 24.9. Your weight is excess If your BMI is 25 or more.   Measure your waist line: Your waist denotes if you have risk of type 2 diabetes or heart disease or not. So your doctor can measure your waist. Other investigations: Doctor will check your blood pressure and other investigation such as blood test. By this, is their any relation between your unknown problem and weight is checked. To have healthy weight: To reduce excess weight you have to change your food habit, diet chart and intensity of the physical activity. Doctor can help you to guess your present condition of diet chart and physical activity. So that you can fix your realistic goal for reducing weight. Your diet chart: You can make a dairy for what you are eating in whole week. To decide your diet habit your doctor can take help from this dairy and will give an idea to help in changing some diet habit. Exercise:  A workout dairy can help you to keep record about your physical activity. Is some case doctor can advise you to wear a pedometer, so that doctor can calculate your amount of activity by calculating how many steps you walked. Goal determination: After going through your diet chart, food habit and intensity of physical activity, doctor can advice you to bring some general change in your life style. The change should be slight and decision will be taken by the person, wants to reduce weight. This slight change will take you towards your goal. Depending on your health condition doctor may advice to do some physical activity also. Weight reducing drug: If you fail to achieve your goal instead of change in the diet chart and physical activity, then doctor will prescribe you some medications which can help you. If BMI is at least 28 or 30 then he should use medicine. If this increased weight is due to some medical conditions like: type 2 diabetes mellitus or High blood pressure, then you are advised to take medication for those diseases. Weight reducing surgery: If change in lifestyle or medicine dose not work, then doctor can advice you to go for weight reducing surgery. According to medical science you are advised to go for weight reducing surgery, if your BMI is at least 35 or 40 or your increased weight is due to diseases like type 2 dibates mellitus or hypertension. Whose BMI is 40, for them reducing weight is so tough and surgery may b a successful procedure. But this is a lengthy process and may have some health complications.   Image Source: everydayhealth.com