Unhealthy diet, inactive lifestyle and stress are considered the main causes of obesity. Due to obesity, excess fat gets accumulated in the body. Obesity not only spoils the physical appearance, but it can also cause many health problems. Obese people have a higher risk of diabetes, thyroid and heart disease. Let us tell you that obesity is generally defined as having too much body mass, that is, a person whose body mass index i.e. BMI is very high, and comes in the category of obesity. There are many types of obesity and their type is determined on the basis of BMI.

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  1. What Is Obesity?
  2. Types Of Obesity
  3. Class 1 Obesity
  4. Class 2 Obesity
  5. Class 3 Obesity
  6. Solution To Obesity
  7. Summary
Doctors for Understanding the Different Types of Obesity: A Comprehensive Overview

If a person's BMI is very high, it is called overweight or obese. Obesity can be detected with the help of body mass index -

  • If a person's BMI is less than 18.5, then he falls in the category of underweight.
  • Apart from this, if a person's BMI is more than 18.5 and less than 25, then he is considered to be of healthy weight.
  • If the body mass index of a person is more than 25 and less than 30, then he is put in the category of overweight. A person with a BMI of 30 or more is classified as obese.

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Any person whose BMI is more than 30 is considered obese, but BMI more than 30 is also divided into many categories. Through this, the type of obesity can be known. Following are the types of obesity –

If a person's BMI is between 30 to 35, then he is placed in Class 1 type of obesity. In this situation, fat is accumulating in the person's body. If obesity is not controlled in this situation, the situation can become serious.

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If a person's BMI is between 35 to 40, then it is considered to be class 2 type of obesity. This situation can be a bit serious. In this situation the person may feel stressed, tired and weak. If obesity class 2 is not controlled, then the person can become vulnerable to many diseases.

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If a person's BMI is 40 or more, it is considered to be Class 3 type of obesity. This is a serious type of obesity. In this situation the person may have problems related to sleep. Besides, the risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease and thyroid also remains high. Therefore, to stay healthy, one should keep checking BMI from time to time. If BMI becomes 30, then do not consider this situation as normal, because gradually BMI will keep increasing and then the situation can become serious.

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Obesity can be treated by making changes in lifestyle and with the help of some medicines. If someone is struggling with obesity, he should try to improve his lifestyle -

  • Avoid fast food and junk food completely.
  • Caffeine, alcohol or smoking can also lead to weight gain. Therefore avoid it.
  • Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans.
  • Include fiber and protein in your diet.
  • One should avoid consuming excess calories, fat and carbs.
  • Do exercise and yoga daily.
  • Apart from this, weight can also be reduced with the help of some medicines. In this situation, the doctor can prescribe some medicines, but if someone's BMI is 30, then one should avoid taking medicines in this situation.

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Obesity has become a common problem. Although obesity is not a disease, due to obesity the risk of getting many diseases increases significantly. Although obesity can be detected only by looking at the body and weight, BMI can be checked to know the type of obesity, because obesity is divided into 3 categories. If BMI is more than 40, it can be a serious condition of obesity. Therefore, to stay healthy it is important to keep weight under control. For this, take a healthy diet and do yoga and exercise. Also take some medicines prescribed by the doctor.

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