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Depression – Causes of Depression, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is Depression?

  • Depression can be classified as a mood disorder that leads to the feelings of sadness, loss of interest, reduced energy, diminished activity, anxiety or anger over a prolonged period of time. It adversely affects how a person behaves in his everyday life and in the worst case may even lead to suicide. Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year.
  • Depression is also one of the primary causes of disability and is also a major contributor to global diseases.
  • Depression is characterized by sadness, loss of interest, low self esteem, feelings of guilt, disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, tiredness, lack of concentration, etc
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Obesity – What is obesity? Causes of Obesity, Its symptoms and Treatment

What is Obesity ?

  • What is Obesity? – In simple terms, Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may harm one’s health.
  • Obesity is not a superficial problem but instead a chronic medical condition which is a cause of several serious illnesses including – diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases (heart ailments), high cholesterol, stroke (cerebrovascular accident), gallstones, arthritis, sleep apnea, joint disorders and even many types of cancers.
  • Obesity is very difficult to heal and has a high recurrence rate. Most who succeed in losing weight, regain it within five years.
  • BMI (Body mass index) is the best judge of one’s obesity. The body mass index (BMI) equals a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) divided by his height in meters (m) squared.