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Type 2 diabetes disease and overweight

Type 2 diabetes disease

Type 2 diabetes disease and overweight are challenges that come with poor lifestyle

Type 2 diabetes disease and overweight: Dealing with obesity to offer solution

The many risk factors for type 2 diabetes disease include age, race, pregnancy, stress, certain medications, genetics or family history, high cholesterol, and obesity. Nonetheless, the single best predictor of type 2 diabetes is overweight or obesity. Experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD are estimating that up to 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity. What that communicates is that people who are overweight or have obesity have added pressure on their body’s ability to use insulin to properly control blood sugar levels, and are therefore more likely to develop diabetes. One study has indicated that the number of diabetes cases among American adults increased by a third during the 1990s, and additional increases are expected. This rapid increase in the occurrence of diabetes is mostly attributed to the growing prevalence of obesity in the United States.

Type 2 diabetes disease and overweight: Prevention of diabetes

From an expert point of view, doctor Akoury agrees that type 2 diabetes can easily be prevented. And in fact, studies have established that lifestyle changes and small amounts of weight loss in the range of 5-10% can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes among high-risk adults. Lifestyle interventions including diet and moderate to intense physical activity (such as walking for 150 minutes per week) can be very effective in weight loss. Preventing weight gain, increasing activity levels and working toward small amounts of weight loss if you are overweight can have a big impact on the likelihood that you will develop diabetes in the future. Thus far, weight management is the best thing you can do to prevent the development of diabetes says doctor Akoury.

Type 2 diabetes disease and overweight: Working remedies if struggling with diabetes

According to doctor Akoury, there are several you can do to have a positive influence on your blood sugar and your overall health. You will need to make the right decisions by choosing foods wisely, exercising regularly, reducing your stress levels, making modest lifestyle changes and using medications to lower blood glucose levels. Type 1 diabetic patients must have insulin exogenously applied to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Type 2 diabetic patients, however, can use insulin or drugs that sensitize their bodies to insulin, which work quite well in lowering blood glucose levels. Unfortunately, these drugs are not without risk as they, as well as the exogenous application of insulin, can often cause diabetic patients to suffer from low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia) if taken improperly, which may result in seizures, unconsciousness, or death.

Small amounts of weight loss (losing 10 pounds or more) can decrease the amounts of these medications needed to keep your blood sugar levels within a healthy range by lowering your blood glucose levels, which furthermore reduces the risk of diabetic complications. Ultimately, better nutrition increased physical activity, and control of blood glucose levels can delay the progression of diabetes and help prevent the complications associated with the disease.

Type 2 diabetes disease and overweight: Dealing with obesity to offer solution



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Weight gain dangers before pregnancy

Weight gain dangers

Weight gain dangers before pregnancy are real and must be taken seriously

Weight gain dangers before pregnancy: Taking remedial action

I remember when the maker first created the earth, before the man he made available healthy food to help the man in developing the land for more production. That assignment of producing more has been done to the disadvantage of human life. All the healthy fresh healthy fruits and vegetables are now being passed through chemicals all in the name of adding value to them. The concept of value addition to our food items today is not working well for humanity. In fact, all the processed foods are categorized as unhealthy food. This is not what the maker intended for his creation. With our own hands, we have succeeded in creating for us more problems. It is no wonder our obese mothers continue to give birth to obese children with high risk of being obese in future in oblivious of weight gain dangers. There is always a great joy for parents to bring forth healthy children. And because of our actions, we have to make a certain adjustment when planning to get pregnant if this joy is to become a reality. We are obligated into understanding the effects of obesity before pregnancy for us to bring forth healthy children.

Obesity the serious global health problem

We are aware that the issue of weight gain is developing at a very high speed to the point that all the world health organizations are getting concern of the emerging trend of weight gain. Recently the world health organization (WHO) listed obesity as one of the serious global health problems in the twenty-first century. This confirms the magnitude of the problem at hand and it means that time has come for us to be very aggressive and bring this problem to manageable levels. Obesity is a health condition in which an accumulation of excessive body fat work to impair health and increase morbidity and mortality.

The most commonly use method of measuring obesity is body mass index (BMI) where an individual will be considered to be overweight if their BMI is between 25 and 30 kg/m2 while those with more than 30 kg/m2 are considered to be obese. The effects of obesity can be very frustrating not just to the victim, but also to the people close to them. It is therefore very important that we have this problem addressed in good time so that our mothers and unborn children can be safe from all the health complications associated with being overweight or obese.

According to WHO the prevalence of obesity in pregnancy cut across 1.8 to 25.3% with effects of obesity before and during pregnancy constituting a major risk factor for both maternal and fetal complications. While appreciating that children born of obese mothers may become obese in their childhood and develops metabolic syndrome in their adulthood, it is possible to address some of the issues at this time since mothers will be willing to accept certain changes in their lifestyle like a well-balanced diet and bit of physical activities. Achieving this may be difficult but with guidance and help from the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center this won’t be a problem. You can schedule an appointment today and your life and that of the unborn child will be safe not just during the pregnancy period but even in their lifetime.

Weight gain dangers before pregnancy: Taking remedial action


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Sexual problems and overweight

Sexual problems

Sexual problems and overweight are real problems and are equally treatable

Sexual problems and overweight: Stop being ashamed of your sexuality

In many communities talking about sex is a taboo. If sex is a gift and a good one for that matter why should we feel shy talking about it? If you are shy about sex, let me encourage you not to because every one of us is a product of sex. I have noticed that there are various reasons why sex is not what it is for many people. There is a lot of quite a discomfort from many people either because they are not getting the satisfaction from their partners or they themselves are the problem and interest is quickly running out. It is because of this growing concern that doctor Dalal Akoury is persuaded to take the lead role in addressing the sexual problems associated with being overweight in this article. This has become necessary because sex today is not just meant for producing babies but it is for several other things including pleasure and some cases assign of unity in married couples.

Sexual problems and overweight: Reasons why sexual pleasures is deteriorating

There are very many reasons why the desire to have sex may die in some people, but as for the purpose of this article, we are going to narrow it down to obesity as a factor of the sexual problem people face across the globe. The problem on weight gain is becoming a thorn in many people’s flesh and this is even affecting their sexual relationship. The question many are asking is why? In response to this, obesity is associated with a ray of other diseases like diabetes, heart disease and hypertension health conditions which can affect one’s sexuality immensely. Therefore, when administering treatment to these health conditions, careful attention must be taken to ensure that such medication does not complicate the whole issue further.

Such medications are capable of triggering lack of libido and erectile dysfunction among other sex-related problems. Doctor Akoury says that because of the prevalence of obesity and weight gain in our societies today, the immediate solution should be found to bring back the sexual life in most relationships. The following are some of the conditions that are believed to be the biggest culprit in creating sexual problems.

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Infertility

And as we progress into this discussion in our subsequent articles, we are going to be interrogating each of this conditions mention above. This is essential for your hearing and we want to request you to keep on the link and choose to do right things going forward. In the meantime, if you or anyone you know is quietly struggling with weight related issues or sexual problems, you can always talk to doctor Dalal Akoury MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center for further professional advice.

Sexual problems and overweight: Stop being ashamed of your sexuality


Complicating sexual life

Twigging childhood obesity

Twigging childhood obesity

Twigging childhood obesity. In fact children weight loss programs will go along way in good health now and for the future

Twigging childhood obesity: Is your child strityuggling with obes?

The problem many people don’t want to associate with is being obese. Women are concern of their body size for various reasons including being able to fit in their designer dresses. Men equally have their reason including being able to play around with their young children at home. All these and many more are genuine concerns we have. But for the purpose of this article, we want to focus on the twigging childhood obesity. That is to say, how best do we understand childhood obesity and what can we do about it. To help us unlock these issues, we spoke to doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center. In her over two decades of working experience with obese people, doctor Akoury acknowledges that there are very many way through which one can first tell if a child is overweight or obese and then steps they can take to help. The following are some of the indicators that your child is obese or overweight.

Twigging childhood obesity: How can I tell if my child is obese or overweight?

Before we get to this, let me correct an illusion. It must be noted that, it is not true that just by mare observing the size of your child size is conclusive enough to suggest that a child is overweight or obese. That is a myth which is misleading. Twigging childhood obesity involves a periodic processional checkups done by experts in weight related matters. We may not know what you are going through, but one thing we do know is that when you visit us at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, our team of experts will help you establish the true status of your child and if found obese or overweight, then the next line of action is to professionally go through certain natural and friendly treatment approach to help your child regain his/her healthy weight back. There are different measurements a doctor may take to tell whether your child is overweight. Like for example:

Weight and height – can be compared and plotted on a growth chart.

Skinfold thickness – measured at the triceps (back of the upper arm) with a caliper that pinches the skin and fat together will be higher than expected in an overweight child.

The best measurement to take is body mass index (BMI). It is fairly complicated to calculate and understand. The percentile may be different depending on gender but all the same, it is important noting that a BMI above 85 percentile for children is at risk of overweight while that above 95 is not at risk but is overweight or obese. When this is has been established, corrective measures needs to be taken immediately and if there is anything you cannot do on your own at home, waste no time and schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury for professional touch.

Twigging childhood obesity: Is your child struggling with obesity?


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Overweight motivates bullying

Overweight motivates bullying

Overweight motivates bullying the sooner you work on it the better

Overweight motivates bullying: The consequences of bullying

If you have been with us on this site you must have learned of several consequences of being obese or overweight. Our overweight children are vulnerable in schools. Why? Studies have established that being overweight motivates bullying and recently bullying has been sighted as one of the major consequences our overweight children face psychologically. With the help of experts from AWAREmed health and wellness resource center, we want to seek for answers to some pertinent questions that are associated with being overweight and bullying. Under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of this establishment, we have made it a priority that we will do all we can to fight tooth and nail the scourge of obesity. We understand the pains it afflicts in our people’s lives. And that is why our team of experts is working round the clock to ensure good health for all of us. You may want to consider calling doctor Akoury for a much more professional advice and treatment over this issue.

Bullying being one of the most psychological problems is a highly individualized experience just as physical pain. Some children or teen may endure bullying better than others. It is important that the type of bullying, the level, intensity and frequency of contact with the bully or bullies be deliberated on when assessing and evaluating the emotional and physical consequences of being a victim. The result of such is that overweight children who are victims of bullying will avoid attending to activities at the playground or schools which will translate into their being inactive and poor performance academically. Besides this bullying can be very extreme in some case and lead to much more catastrophic results like suicide. This is very painful and so we must be careful when discussing the consequences of bullying in general terms since the threshold for different types of bullying will fluctuate from child to child.

Overweight motivates bullying: Helping a child who is being bullied

For you to address bullying problem related to overweight or obese children, you must be knowledgeable of the problem. Your children will require consistency, humility, compassion and above all listening to the child’s experience without judging them. It won’t be easy, you must be ready to withstand the obstacles which may come your way like you may be tempted to portion blame on the child or even suggest that, “You need to learn to defend yourself.” Being overprotective may also be an option for you like “I must discuss this with his/her parents straight away.” These are obstacles and should be avoided because they will make you harden your position which may only result in making enemies.

Therefore, your best plan of action should be to show your child how to use all the resources available to create a safer and more secure environment for them like.

  • Surround your child with family and neighbors who know your child is being bullied and ask that they support you in protecting your child is not just important for your child but also to theirs as well.
  • Cultivating a “zero tolerance” for bullying environment in your child’s community ensures all children have access to a safe, nurturing, learning environment.
  • You and your child can work together to ensure all kids are safe and empowered to speak up against bullies.
  • Remember, you may be the only person your child can trust and come to for help.

Overweight motivates bullying: The consequences of bullying