Obesity Treatment

Usual cure

To reduce problems of overweight, obesity and even over eating, common treatments include:
· nutrition and physical activity
· health programs
· effective weight loss program
· diet drugs

Personal choices concerning calorie consumption and physical activity can lead to energy imbalance. Hence it is advised that Physical activity contributes to weight loss, especially when it is combined with calorie reduction.

Regular physical activity is extremely helpful for the prevention of overweight and obesity. Physical activity does not only help maintain weight loss, it also helps prevent heart disease, helps control cholesterol levels and diabetes, slows bone loss associated with advancing age, lowers the risk of certain cancers, and helps reduce anxiety and depression.

Safe and effective weight-loss programs should include:

· Healthy eating plans that reduce calories but do not rule out specific foods or food groups
· Regular physical activity and/or exercise instruction
· Tips on healthy behavior changes that also consider your cultural needs
· Slow and steady weight loss (weight loss may be faster at the start of a program)
· Medical care if you are planning to lose weight by following a special formula diet, such as a very-low-calorie diet or diet prescription drug.
· A plan to keep the weight off after you have lost it

If you are taking diet prescription drug, check with your doctor. Using prescription diet drugs with a weight loss program combining exercise and a healthy eating plan. It can give you a head start, building good habits in exercising and eating less which will help you control and keep off the weight long after you stop the medication as advice by your doctor or as prescribed.

For obesity caused by psychological factors, programs would include therapies.

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