Capitol Hospital launches Capitol Obesity Clinic
Jalandhar, 24th July 2017 (Nirpakh Awaaz Bureau): Capitol Hospital, Jalandhar has taken another initiative to provide new hope to the people suffering from obesity by announcing Capitol Obesity Clinic. Now, every Wednesday from 2 pm to 4 pm, Dr. Ripan Miglani (Obesity Surgeon) will offer free advice to obese patients and treatment will be provided at discounted price for the registered patients.
Dr. Harnoor Singh. Pruthi (Director Medical, Capitol Hospital) said, “If obesity is not controlled at the right time, then it leads to many other diseases. That’s why our approach is focused on the comprehensive treatment of obesity ranging from lifestyle modifications to Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery).” Dr. Miglani said,” There are already many places and number of ways to deal with obesity in the market. Obesity is never all alone. It is always accompanied by other health problems. Capitol Obesity clinic is the only place where a team of super specialists takes complete care of obesity along-with diet and physiotherapy counseling all under one roof at affordable prices.”
WHAT IS OBESITY?
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat accumulates to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on the health of a person. It is a life-long progressive, life-threatening disease which can significantly reduce life expectancy.
When the weight of a person reaches extreme levels, it is called MORBID OBESITY which is responsible for developing numerous medical, psychological and social consequences.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a useful general guideline and is a good estimator of body fat for most adults between 19 and 70 years of age. It is used to define the type of obesity.
SIDE EFFECTS OF OBESITY
Obesity is rarely just a cosmetic problem. This disorder has far-reaching effects; physiological, psychological and social. On the physical front, obesity can lead to several complications that could be fatal or incapacitating if left untreated.
Some of the most common diseases that are directly and indirectly linked to obesity are:
Type II Diabetes
Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension
Joint Pain/ Osteoarthritis/Gout
Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease
Liver and Kidney Disorders
Depression and anxiety disorders
The goal of obesity treatment is to reach and stay at a healthy weight. You may need to work with a team of health professionals — including an obesity surgeon, a physician, a dietitian and a physiotherapist — to help you understand and make changes in your eating and activity habits.
Each diet plan is customized by keeping your lifestyle in mind, according to your weight/height, co-morbidities, metabolism and body composition.
Our qualified physiotherapists collaborate with you to understand your level of physical activity as per your lifestyle and customize a basic, easy to follow and holistic exercise plan to help you get safely and effectively to your target weight.
Bariatric Surgery/ Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery is the next step for people who are severely obese after trying approaches other than surgery, especially if they have a disease linked to obesity. Food intake is restricted with the help of bariatric surgery and that leads to weight loss. Patients should follow healthy eating and regular exercise in order to maintain weight after surgery.