Obesity is becoming an epidemic all over the world. It is a 21st century disease. It has resulted from overeating, switching over from natural food to processed food, plant based food to meat based food, lack of exercise and sedentary life style. Our daily physical activity has come to the minimum thanks to the comfort associated with application of technology in daily life. Obesity is the culprit for all the known risk factors associated with heart attack, stroke and cancer. High Blood pressure, High Blood cholesterol, High Blood sugar – these are 3 important causes for major killer diseases. Obesity is the basic cause for these risk factors.
Diet control and exercise are the corner stones in the treatment of obesity. This is more easily said than done. At Al Hayat we have a team of professional to deal with obesity. A well qualified in house nutrition expert first takes a thorough diet history and identifies all the factors which can be easily corrected. Next a physician or endocrinologist does a physical and detects, if any, a medical condition, genetic condition or hormonal disease which is actually the cause for obesity. The physician offers weight loss choices to the patient, depending on the case, he may choose one of the best options for the patient.
1. Diet and exercise
2. Special Cambridge diet
3. Referral to the gastroenterologist for weight loss balloon insertion into the stomach through endoscope. This is done at Al Hayat by our American board certified Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist.
4. Bariatric surgery (Gastric Sleeve) – done at Al Hayat by a Senior Consultant Laparoscopic Gastro Surgeon who has done more than 150 procedures at Al Hayat and more than 1000 such surgeries in India.