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Heart purposes and obesity threats

Heart purposes

Heart purposes and obesity threats. Poor weight management is very dangerous for the functions of your heart

Heart purposes and obesity threats: Overweight and Obesity

The heart is a special organ and anything affecting it leaves a scar and scare not just to the individual victim, but to the whole family. When this happens, the heart functions are hindered and the family programs equally come to a halt at times. Our focus in this article is going to be on poor weight management as a tool that can affect the heart purposes badly.

We are going to be seeking the professional input of doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center to be precise and professional. We are all alive because we bear some weight. Weight is a component in life that we cannot ignore but like in any other good thing under the earth, when its application is done in excess it becomes dangerous and prisoners. In the same way as human beings, we must have a certain degree of weight from all the good reason. However, when weight is in excess, it becomes a problem to the human body and hence the saying “too much of something is dangerous”.

Like we have said the heart is an important organ in the body and its functions must be perfect, regular and consistent all the times. Let’s, therefore, acquaint ourselves with the definitions of certain terms for a better understanding. The terms “overweight” and “obesity” refer to body weight that’s beyond what is considered healthy for a given height. It is believed that in America alone, more than two-thirds of the adult population is overweight with about one-third of these adults being obese. Overweight and obesity are measured by the use of body mass index (BMI). For an adult, the normal weight is a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 anything 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight while a BMI of 30 and more are obese.

Heart purposes and obesity threats: Health risk involved

Being overweight or obese can raise your risk of CHD and heart attack. This is mainly because when it comes to the relationship between obesity and heart failure it’s always very complicated. Obesity is intimately interwoven with multiple health conditions that underlie cardiovascular disease including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes and
  • Abnormal blood cholesterol

Away from all this, being overweight is a common consequence of heart-damaging lifestyles like lack of exercise and a fat-laden diet. For some time now, scientists have suspected that excess fat tissue, especially around the waist, has a direct effect on heart structure and function, even without the association of other heart disease risks. In pursuing this philosophy, researchers evaluated some 950 older individuals of different weights for signs of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction a condition characterized by changes in the structure of the heart’s main pumping chamber (left ventricle), which prevent it from filling sufficiently between beats. Although LV diastolic dysfunction can be symptomless, it reliably predicts future heart failure. (Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle weakens or stiffens to the extent that it can no longer meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen.)

In this study, the subjects were separated into three weight groups that are normal, overweight, and obese based on their body-mass index (BMI). Each subject underwent a noninvasive echocardiogram exam to measure the dimensions of the heart, muscle thickness, and filling capacity of the left ventricle. It was then established that the overweight and obese participants were more prone to abnormal diastolic function than the normal weight individuals. Nonetheless, when the researchers controlled for the effects of the other risks, the overweight and obese subject still had up to a 60% higher chance of having LV diastolic dysfunction. It also made a difference how much extra body fat the person carried. The risk of abnormal heart function went up 4% for each point increase in BMI measurement. Looking at the dangers attached, timely professional help is highly recommended and scheduling an appointment with doctor Akoury should be your starting point.

Heart purposes and obesity threats: Overweight and Obesity


Obesity an addiction

Obesity physical health impacts

Obesity physical health

Obesity physical health impacts can be felt across the globe

Obesity physical health impacts: The damages caused overweight

Every human being must have some reasonable weight. When the normal healthy weight is exceeded, one is said to be obese or overweight. This state comes with some negative effects. That is why we want to focus on obesity physical health problems as we progress into this discussion. According to the experts at AWAREmed health and wellness resource center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury, MD the bodily harms caused overweight can be very devastating if not treated. Such problems may include:

  • From a metabolic standpoint, obesity contributes to diabetes by affecting the way the body processes sugar.
  • Additionally, obese people tend to have high cholesterol and are more vulnerable to hypertension and heart disease as had been indicated above.
  • From a quality-of-life standpoint, obesity contributes to sleep disturbances, snoring and, in severe cases, sleep apnea, all of which can lead to daytime fatigue and depression.
  • Obese people may also experience excessive sweating, overheating and frequent rashes in the folds of the skin.
  • Excess weight also puts a strain on the joints and may lead to knee, ankle and back pain.
  • Obesity also increases the risk of some cancers, gall bladder disease, and stroke.

Obesity physical health impacts: Obesity effects on erectile dysfunctions

Obesity can directly affect erectile dysfunction by lowering testosterone levels. Testosterone are the primary sex hormone in men facilitating efficiency in both libido and sexual function. Indirectly, it increases the risk of contracting other diseases, like hypertension. The penis needs a sufficient supply of blood for a firm erection. Once engorged, the vessels need to close in order to maintain the erection. Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease all contribute to erectile dysfunction by adversely damaging and constricting blood vessels and affecting the way blood flows in and out of the penis. All these problems can be reversed for a better living naturally using good diet, exercise, and drug intervention. Therefore, if you are struggling with weight management, you can call doctor Akoury now to help you professionally get your life back on track.

Obesity physical health impacts: Lifestyle and Psychological effects

Lifestyle choices that impair blood circulation can contribute to ED. Smoking, excessive drinking, and drug abuse may damage the blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the penis. Smoking makes men with atherosclerosis particularly vulnerable to ED. Being overweight and getting too little exercise also contributes to ED.  Studies indicate that men who exercise regularly have a lower risk of ED.

ED usually has something physical behind it, particularly in older men. But psychological factors can be a factor in many cases of ED. Stress, depression, poor self-esteem and performance anxiety can short circuit the process and leads to an erection. These factors can also worsen the problem in men whose ED stems from something physical. Finally, the impact of obesity and overweight in sexual life is real and when it happen, we must not shy away from it. The sooner we are able to face it the better for everyone whether in marriage or in an active relationship. When you visit AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, doctor Dalal Akoury will be there to help you get out of the twin conditions of being obese and erectile dysfunction in the most efficient and professional way. Remember that confidentiality is one of our strength so you need not worry about anything.

Obesity physical health impacts: The damages caused overweight






Obesity an addiction

Gradual childhood weight loss

Gradual childhood weight loss

Gradual childhood weight loss to prevent any weight related health complication in good time

Gradual childhood weight loss: Keeping and staying on a healthy weight

Obesity is not happening like an accident it develops gradually over a period of time and interestingly once settled it cannot be solved overnight. The solution will also take the same gradual process. If you or your child is struggling with obesity or overweight, you must be ready to take one step at a time. The gradual childhood weight loss process will not be easy but at the same time it is not impossible. Your first step would be to acknowledge that there is a problem. With the right people around you the process may even be much friendly and enjoyable.

Nonetheless, when talking about solutions, it is important that we look towards preventions. Our children must not be allowed to go through this problem of weight gain and its associates. It therefore, means that we must prioritize helping our children lose weight by being there for them in all dimensions. I have talked about prevention and for sure this is the best remedy. It is always much easier and economical to prevent weight gain by maintaining a healthy weight than it is to losing it (weight). Doctor Dalal Akoury a weight loss professional of over two decades and the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is sharing with us some of the available options for our consumption.

Gradual childhood weight loss: Make it a whole family effort

  • Obesity is not just your child’s problem.  It is a problem that the whole family must be involved in solving. Your child lives within your family environment.
  • Chances are, someone else in your family has also struggled with weight or experienced obesity. They may be able to offer valuable help and support in developing realistic goals for your child.
  • As a family try to think of problems that you have solved successfully. This will help you stay positive, and look for other areas that are opportunities for change.
  • Mealtimes should be family times. Create a relaxed atmosphere around mealtime. Eat slowly and enjoy your food. Eat together as a family, and don’t watch TV during meals. Families that do not eat together tend to consume more fried foods and soda and less fruits and veggies than families that share meals.

Be a positive role model: Remember children are the best photocopiers. They are very observant and will do exactly what you do and very little on what you say. They may be getting the best teaching in their schools but if what they observe at home is different then, that is what they will do. In other words if your whole family eats healthy foods and gets active then your child will do the same with ease. This explains why gradual childhood weight loss must begin from home. After all the holy book say train a child the way he/she should go and when they grow up they will not depart from it. If you want to know more, you can schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury now and she will help you understand professionally.

Gradual childhood weight loss: Keeping and staying on a healthy weight


Healthy foods

Life threatening illnesses relating to obesity


Life threatening illnesses

Life threatening illnesses relating to obesity can be eliminated easily by being physically active

Life threatening illnesses relating to obesity: Being obese and overweight


There are very many life threatening illnesses in the world today and they come in different ways. The World Health Organization while categorizing health risks have classified life threatening illnesses related to obesity as follows:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Conditions associated with insulin resistance, such as type 2 diabetes
  • Certain types of cancers, especially hormonally related and large-bowel cancer
  • Gallbladder disease

Looking at this classifications, there is no doubt being obese is a serious factor. We are going to discuss each of these progressively while consulting heavily with the experts from the AWAREmed health and wellness resource center a facility created by doctor Dalal Akoury MD who is one of the most respected veteran addiction experts.

Cardiovascular disease

Coronary heart disease is accountable for significant morbidity and mortality in aging patients of about 65 years and above. Cardiovascular remains the primary cause of mortality in the US up to 84% of persons aged 65 years or more dying from this disease. It is worth noting that this condition can well be addressed by good feeding habit comprising of the health diet. Obesity a major factor contributing to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and is also related to multiple other ASCVD risk factors including elevated blood pressure, hypertriglyceridemia, low high-density lipoproteins, high cholesterol, and high fasting plasma glucose.

Life-threatening illnesses relating to obesity: Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in older adults which occurs as results of an interplay between genetic factors and environmental factors that contribute to obesity. A very insignificant weight gain can increase a person’s risk of diabetes by 50%. Coronary disease is the most evident and lethal sequel of type 2 diabetes. Lean muscle mass begins to weaken after the age of 65. This shrinkage may be related to a reduction in physical activity, disability, anabolic hormone production, or increased cytokine activity and if calorie intake remains at the same rate while the muscle mass decreases, then the older person will most likely experience fat weight gain. The chief goal for obese diabetic persons is to avoid the common cardiovascular sequel. The effect of inactive behavior like watching television, in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes has been a subject of study and the findings were positive that the time spent watching TV is closely related to the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.


Obesity is also connected to higher rates of certain types of cancer like:

  • Breast cancer in older women is progressively being linked to obesity. Several major cancers, including breast, colon, kidney, and esophageal, have been linked to obesity and physical inactivity.
  • Obese men have increased the risk of suffering from cancer of the colon, rectum, or prostate, than those who are not obese.
  • Cancer of the gallbladder, uterus, cervix, or ovaries is more common in women who are obese compared to those who are not.

Obesity is a major risk factor for gallstones because obesity is believed to reduce the number of bile salts in bile, resulting in more cholesterol. Moreover, gallbladder emptying is decreased as a result of obesity. It is obvious that being obese is a disease which if not tamed, can cause serious problems. Therefore, if you’re struggling with weight management, we have a solution for you at AWAREmed health center. Schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury today and experience the good health we all desire.

Life threatening illnesses relating to obesity: Being obese and overweight



Obesity an addiction

Adulthood obesity and overweight problems

Adulthood obesity

Adulthood obesity and overweight problems has no boundaries and every person is vulnerable

Adulthood obesity and overweight problems: Possible solution with Doctor Akoury

In the recent past we have discussed this topic of adulthood obesity and overweight and because of the prevalence of this problem the world over, we are going to make certain emphasis on the same to create further awareness for the society to take better remedies and protect lives. By now it is obvious that if you are obese or overweight, you have a bigger risk of developing various health problems. It will interest you to note that any amount of weight loss is very important and we go a long way in facilitating the reduction of certain health risks associated with weight gain. The little or modest weight loss that is often ignored is very beneficial and a serious pointer to the right direction. Experts from AWAREmed health and wellness resource center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD reiterates that weight loss is a gradual process that needs a lot of commitment and change in lifestyle. Some of the changes that may come in handy may include eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activities. With that introduction, let’s consider responding to this question “are you obese or overweight?”

Adulthood obesity and overweight problems: Are you obese or overweight?

Sometimes the answers we get when questions are asked may be scary but, facts will always remain however painful they may be. The truth of the matter is, being obese or overweight can be nothing but a disaster in waiting, to say the least. Professionally, if you are obese or overweight, you are carrying excess body fat. It is important to be clear that being overweight or obese is not just about your shape or look, it means that you have a bigger risk of developing various health problems whether we are talking about adulthood obesity or childhood obesity. As an adult, you can find out whether you are overweight or obese and whether your health may be at risk, by calculating your body mass index (BMI) and measuring your waist circumference. This is very important and progressively I will be taking you through the weight circumference briefly for a better understanding of where we are heading to but in the meantime, your suspicion of being overweight must never be ignored.

We may not know what you are going through, but one common denominator about weight management is that being obese or overweight is not good for your health. Because of that great concern, doctor Akoury made a passionate decision of creating a health facility with a sole objective of transforming each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. What is bothering you could be an indication for you to act on in good time. Your timely action is going to be very important for your recovery process because Akoury’s practice focuses on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms making her the best for your treatment. Doctor Akoury is available on telephone number 843 213 1480. Schedule an appointment with her now for the commencement of your recovery process.

Adulthood obesity and overweight problems: Possible solution with Doctor Akoury