Slim Women Are Healthy Women!Dr. Nitin Gupte
Obesity Attracts Numerous Illnesses, Slimming Reverses Them!
Today more and more women of all ages are becoming overweight. Girls are putting on weight because of sedentary lifestyle, fast food and PCOD, while young women are doing so also due to oral contraceptives and around pregnancy and after child birth. Older women experience middle aged spread and later put on more weight during menopause. In addition, many girls and women are suffering from hypothyroidism, which contributes to weight gain by lowering the metabolic rate.
Many of these overweight girls and young women are suffering from PCOD, difficult conception, repeated miscarriages and infertility and older women are falling prey to diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis and hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease! Menstrual disorders are also more common in the obese women.
And the age of catching these illnesses is shrinking all the time.
The number of young women undergoing treatments for PCOD and infertility is rising constantly. The number of hysterectomies (surgical removal of uterus) in older women is ever increasing. So are total knee replacement surgeries.
Obese women are also more prone to multiple cancers, including breast, gastrointestinal, uterine and ovarian cancers.
Losing weight helps reverse PCOD in most girls, most start getting periods regularly.
Many obese women having excessive bleeding (menorrhagia) find that the problem is taken care of by losing weight, without any treatment. Many hysterectomies can be avoided if these obese ladies lose weight!
Most obese young women, in whom fertility treatment had failed repeatedly, conceive naturally, stop having miscarriages and complications during pregnancies, on losing weight, thus realizing their dreams of motherhood!
If obese young ladies lose weight early, they can prevent damaging their knees and thus osteoarthritis! They will also protect themselves from a backache.
Losing weight helps correct blood pressure, blood sugar and lipid levels (triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol). Many will need lower doses or even get rid of their hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and hypothyroidism medication. Thus losing weight will prevent, reverse or control these disease and also heart disease in many obese ladies, as indeed in men!
Thus it is easy to understand why slim women are healthy women!