Obesity Is The Second Most Common Factor Contributing To The Number Of Preventable Deaths Happening In The United States
What Causes Obesity?
While the most common cause of obesity is a generally a sedentary lifestyle, there could be several other factors contributing to the problem. The main factors leading to obesity include:
Excess Intake of Calories
Normally, an active man requires around 2,500 calories in a day to stay active and maintain healthy weight. For active women, this requirement stands at 2000 calories per day. For people with a less active lifestyle, these calorie requirements are even lower.
When you intake calories more than you can burn, you tend to gain weight.
Poor Choice of Food
Too much alcohol, fast food, processed food, binge eating, sugary drinks and/or desserts, larger portions – all of this is contributing to weight gain without you even realizing it.
Sometimes, it’s just in your genes. Conditions like the Prader-Willi syndrome or the Bardet-Biedl syndrome lead to weight gain. But, that doesn’t mean you have to stay fat forever!
Obesity can lead to a wide variety of serious health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart problems, and cancer.
Can Functional Medicine Really Help?
Regardless of what the root cause of your obesity is, Functional Medicine makes sure the condition is addressed in the most efficient manner. With targeted treatment plans, tailored to reach out and eliminate or alleviate the source causing weight gain, we help you shed pounds naturally.
Our treatments are designed to include a series of alternative medicine and lifestyle remedies that help you lose weight in the most natural way possible.