Understanding ADHD, the mind, and creating a ‘game plan’

Understanding ADHD, the mind, and creating a ‘game plan’Lots of people believe that they have ADHD. Many people, for many different reasons may feel or say such things. However, the reality is, there is unfortunately loads of misguiding information, ‘professional experts’ online, and likeminded individuals whom may perhaps be more than happy to oblige in ‘joining in’ on the common sufferings of the mind—impatience, irritability, sleep deprivation, laziness, and fear of dedication.

There are millions and millions of individuals whom verifiably have ADHD, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A most recent report from November-2014 demonstrated an 11% increase, specifically between children ages four to seventeen, whom at some point or another are in fact diagnosed with ADHD.

Some feel that it’s possible to have so called “moments” where they experience ‘ADHD like’ symptoms that they’ve read about or heard elsewhere. However, in reality, this is not how ADHD. While there is no ‘cure’ per say for ADHD, there are definitely many ways to treat it therapeutically, with or without medication, and a variety of other forms of treatment. However, the reality is that such a mental diagnosis does not by any means just ‘come and go’. In fact, most individuals whom have been verifiably, by a trusted professional, diagnosed with ADHD, have or will find this to be a daily obstacle in completing as well as staying focused on daily tasks or goals.

While some of the advice made available in this blog may assist you in dealing with your ADHD, it’s important to confirm that you actually have it by seeing a trusted, licensed medical professional accordingly. Many individuals whom “suffer” from ADHD find pre-planning, reminders, consistency in chores through a systematic manner to be very practical for success and maintenance of this ‘disorder’’. For example, something as simple as an email reminder could do the trick, a reminder on your phone, or even voicemails or text messages for you. Likewise, creating and sustaining an appropriate support group to aid and support you in your endeavors to be successful and maintain this illness, not letting it get the best of you, is essential in terms of regular application and maneuvering of such.

For your life and success, preparing for your next day with something as small as keeping the keys, phone (on the charger overnight), and clothes for your next day could really make all the difference. A common denominator of ADHD is the stress levels involved, and lack of ability to concentrate herein. Due to this, many may find that even mapping out on a physical schedule or blackboard to be equally effective and practical in managing their everyday life skills and responsibilities.

Do you feel your ADHD is keeping you up late and making it harder to get up early or on time? Many with ADHD may easily find that getting to bed earlier, and attempting to conduct their chores, errands, or other responsibilities (including work and school) in the morning to be much more practical, independent, emotionally available (and alone), as well as effective in managing this ‘disorder’ along with their everyday lives.

As someone whom is diagnosed with, or potentially has ADHD, have you considered the health (specifically psychological/emotional) benefits to working out? How about personal fitness in general, and what about positive nutrition?

Working out provides a ‘natural high’ sort of effect, and eating well will equally please and prepare the mind for your daily endeavors.  Just think, the levels of dopamine, serotonin, and endorphin increase caused by these activities and chemicals will play and provide similar if not even better roles at times than taking ADHD based medications themselves.

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Weight Loss guidelines, and avoiding Psychological triggers

Weight Loss guidelines, and avoiding Psychological triggersLosing weight for anyone is usually difficult, dependent upon body weight and builds of course. But in principal, following these five dietary guidelines could easily increase your success in weight loss attempts.

  • Why are Buffet’s counterproductive?

Many people, if not most, find buffets very enjoyable, for obvious taste-pleasing reasons! However, the consequences of eating at a buffet vary in severity, dependent upon your choices, as well as your overall diet and fitness activities. For example, some may feel that putting off eating an entire half or full day so they can go to the buffet once, is justified. This is not the case, since when we starve our body, it goes into ‘self-eating’ mode, and will actual break down and use up those desirable muscles, and fat from places that are less than desirable for most.

  • What is a reasonable portion of food per meal?

Understanding, per a caloric and dietary measure, what constitutes, as a reasonably sized meal is essential in weight loss and overall good health efforts. Understand and research whether or not you are strictly looking to slim for weight loss, tone, and/or bulk up. The significance of this should reflect your intended dietary habits per the capacity of each meal you consume, what nutrients you focus on, and even what vitamins you accompany them with.  Many looking to lose weight may find it not only practical for lowering calories and the ‘bad’ nutrients, but also for including or adding more vegetables and fruits to their regular diet—also ideal as some are proven to promote weight loss, muscle growth, stimulation, and a happier mood. Remember, what you put inside of your body will commonly if not always dictate how you are feeling (think: motivation for example).

  • Tempting stocking and why it hurts you

Purchasing goodies at the store that you know are counterproductive to your efforts for weight loss, such as candies and chips, through retail-stocking at home can lead to a poor diet, and even binge-eating—as they are all available to you at once. Not much good comes from such a ‘bad’ temptation, and your body (heart and brain-mood) will thank you for skipping over this habit on your next food-shopping trip.

  • Compulsory eating and delaying urges with Water

Sometimes we eat when we really don’t need to, or when our body is telling us to do one thing, we do the complete opposite. This isn’t always necessary, nor ideal. Many people trying to achieve weight loss may find it both more relieving, as well as practical to try drinking water not only to suppress their appetite, but also because sometimes when our brain is telling us we’re thirsty, we stuff it with food. On top of eating out of boredom, many times we find ourselves doing it out of pure laziness. Picture this; did you know it’s not uncommon for a person to subconsciously, without obvious purpose, consume foods (think: fruits) just for the sake of obtaining much needed water because our bodies are dehydrated?

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Some super interesting things related to weight loss

Some super interesting things related to weight lossLosing weight gives a kind of satisfaction which is not even found in buying new clothes. Cutting down on 5 to 10 percent of entire body weight may bring improvements in health and lifestyle. Weight loss will significantly reduce the risk for diabetes and heart diseases. However, shedding the extra kilos come with its set of unwanted things which may not be good all the time. Explained below are few things both good and bad which may not be popular on weight loss.

Skyrocketing energy levels

People instantly notice a boost in energy levels after dropping that extra weight. As per experts, while carrying a few pounds, people are likely to use lesser energy throughout the whole day. After weight loss, oxygen efficiency is improved which means you’ll not be out of breathe easily while going up the stairs.

Memory power can improve

Aged women scored more during memory tests following their weight loss efforts for six months. Brain scans revealed extra activities at encoding procedure when the memories are shaped. There was lesser activity at memory retrieval which suggests higher recall efficiency. According to experts, the brain turns out to be more active in storing fresh memories. It needs minimal resources for the recollection of stored information.

Relationships may feel the heat

Although weight loss gives a confidence which cannot be compared, it may not be always good at relationship front. One of the studies revealed that couples relationship improved when a partner lost above or equivalent to 60 pounds. On occasional basis, the partner of dieter felt jealous or insecure.  Body transformation of one partner may force the other to bring changes in their food choices.

Cancer risk will go down

Obesity is also linked to different cancers apart from smoking, radiation and sun exposure. Cell changes inside the body are triggered due to inflammation caused by obesity. Harmful levels of inflammation may be reduced by losing up to 5% of normal body weight.

There may be no impact on depression

Depression may come out of being overweight and the reverse process is also possible. It isn’t always okay to predict which comes first. Although many people feel happy after weight loss, it may not be the complete medicine.

Food tastes may differ

Taste buds can make the food tastes duller or sharper after losing a fair amount of weight. As per a study from Stanford University, more than 85% patients reported change with their sense of taste.

Workout can be greater fun

Exercising could be a painful experience to those with extra pounds which can burn the lungs and hurt the joints. After growing slim, exercise could turn out to be fun and less of a burden or daily routine to repeat. Being lighter can also make you stronger and faster than before.

Bones may undergo change

Losing weight also leads to bone loss but the benefits always outweigh the associated risks. Although extra weight strengthens the bones, it also weakens the joints. As per a research, the visceral fat on the belly is harmful for both genders.

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Simple reasons for belly fat retention

Simple reasons for belly fat retentionBelly fat is good in small measures for its safeguards the intestines, stomach and few delicate organs. Too much of anything is not good and the same goes with fat which is unhealthy. Visceral fat generates hormones which are chemical troublemakers inside the body. They travel inside blood vessels causing inflammation which may bring diabetes and heart problems. The food choices people make may alter their ability to get rid of belly fats. Mentioned below are common pits which should be undone:

Pursuing a lower fat diet

For weight loss and shedding belly fats, it is better to consume monounsaturated fats. As per a research, women who had monounsaturated fats rich diet clocking 1600 calories were able to shed one third of belly fats within a month.

Depressive feeling isn’t good

As per a current study, depressive feeling among women can raise their belly fats. Depression is connected to bad eating habits and lower physical activities which are against weight loss. Exercise improves the standard of brainy chemicals which regulates the fat metabolism.

Junk food should be avoided

Foods like the chips and sweetened drinks raises the blood sugar levels. Consequently, the insulin hormone encourages the liver to store around abdomen. Add the healthy mix of extra servings for vegetables with each meal would work out.

 Add more of magnesium into diet

According to a study, people consuming more magnesium recorded low insulin and reduced blood sugar levels. High magnesium foods include soybeans, bananas, and leafy green vegetables. Over 300 functions within the body are regulated by magnesium and it’s better to have more of it on regular basis.

Avoid diet soda as much as possible

As per a study, diet soda consumers are more vulnerable to develop high fats around their bellies. Diet followers tend to overestimate their calorie savings and resort to overeating. It won’t result in weight loss and there is a need to lower the total calorie intake.

Be careful with burgers    

Some researchers provided a category of adults with 750 more daily calories from the saturated fats. A different group was given with similar measure of calories but mostly out of polyunsaturated fatty acids over six weeks. The former group accumulated double the visceral fat gained by the latter. Having trout or salmon once every week provides the right amount of the PUFAs. Chicken and legumes are also healthy choices.

Have lowest possible alcoholic consumption

Beer is connected to abdominal obesity, says a Danish study. Wine is not a healthy food to those aiming for weight loss. It is essential to maintain a limit and consume lesser alcoholic drinks per week. Mild drinkers are not likely to gain excess weight.

Do something positive

Menopause type hormonal changes can make it quite tough to shed the kilos. However, through intensive yoga the stomach pudge can be reduced to a significant amount. According to a study, postmenopausal women pursuing hour long yoga were able to cut down on waist fat.

Intensive workout sessions are good

High intense exercises lower the insulin, cortisol and triglyceride, burning excess calories in short span. Vigorous activities should be followed with rest or milder activities to enjoy belly shrinking and weight loss.

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Contribution of Carrot app in weight loss efforts

Contribution of Carrot app in weight loss effortsCarrot hunger is a newly arrived smart phone app aimed at helping users in their weight loss efforts uniquely. It welcomes the users and greets them with quirky messages by calling them meat bags. The creator Mr Brian Mueller points out how he made it to be both judgmental and funny. It is primarily meant to help the users in cutting down on calorie intake.

According to Mueller, the personality traits of the app match with the sarcasm displayed by his wife, sister and mother. This app is same as other available calorie counting apps. Users insert their own food log info and it’s deducted from his regular calorie intake. Those who want to just cheat and move above the limit should pay up through in-app purchase for getting the extra calories. However, in case they are cheating without making payments, there is a social shaming feature. It tweets from the concerned user’s account and informing the followers about the person’s overeating activities. Mueller said that he had received positive feedback from many users considering it a useful deterrent from overeating.

However, some dieticians are concerned about the app not doing much in weight loss. They believe fat shaming is not a healthy means to monitor weight. A study reveals that people who receive negative feedback or experience discrimination depending on weight aren’t inspired to go for weight loss. Clinical dietician Paulson believes she won’t suggest the hunger app to her patients.

According to Kate Paulson, people aren’t motivated in the best way through shames. The patients whom she and her team works with gives them a real hard time as people tend to be their own enemy most of the times. Paulson points out that consistent and positive encouragement only gives the best possible results in most of the cases. She believes that such an app can work out for those individuals who take it sportingly and aren’t quite serious about its critical comments. Paulson believes that few people are likely to get a kick and consider it as a motivation more out of a joke.

The creator Mueller expressed that many users have communicated how the app has worked out from them. However, it isn’t suitable for all kinds of users in any way. According to Mueller, he has come across people claiming to lost somewhere from 5 to 20 pounds. This new app is undoubtedly a snarky twist for dieting with those who aren’t that serious about their own weight loss. With a unique approach, it shames users to push the extra mile in their weight loss efforts.

There are other apps which have similarities with Mueller’s hunger app. These are known as alarm, to-do, and fit. All of them are using the snarky character of Carrot for motivating the respective users. Throughout the years, there have been many ways devised to aid people in dropping the kilos. It is doubtful how many of them can boast of a genuine success rate so far in helping the users.

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Food additives related to inflammation and against weight loss

Food additives related to inflammation and against weight loss Widely used food additives for the purpose of thickening and stabilizing processed foods can disrupt the gut’s bacterial make up, says studies. During the study, the mice consuming two chemicals mainly added to the foods had gained weight. Blood sugar levels altered and caused intestinal problems. These chemicals were the emulsifying agents, which hold together those mixtures which include water and fat.

Microbiologist Chassaing, the co-author of this study pointed out that these chemicals triggered metabolic syndrome and lower grade of inflammation in mice. Food additives might have harmed mice through the promotion of the development of bacteria which eats through the gut’s protective lining of mucus, revealed the study. Emulsifying agents are those chemicals which thickens the food. For example, emulsifiers keep the ice cream creamy after undergoing few cycles of thawing and freezing. According to immunologist Jobin, to develop a product which gels and also liquefies together, these compounds should be added.

Previous studies among mice showed that food addictive carboxymethylcellulose altered bacterial community composition lined up in the gut. Chassaing along with colleagues fed a diet consisting of either a percentage of carboxymethylcellulose or polysorbate 80. The latter is a common emulsifier which is found in several foods, specially processed foods which are against weight loss. The healthier mice started consuming more and gained weight suffering problems in blood sugar control in comparison to control mice. Such symptoms hold significance to observe for in humans, these are involved with metabolic syndrome which isn’t a healthy state. The researchers observed the gut tissue of mice in a microscopic view and saw extra signs of the low grade inflammation.

Food additives were fed to mice that are genetically inclined to catch diseases like colitis and inflammatory bowel. Emulsifiers seemingly worsened this disease in these mice. Researchers also observed the protective mucus layer lining in the gut to the reason behind food additives causing lower grade of inflammation. According to their findings, emulsifiers contributed bacterial growth living deep inside the mucus layer nearer to intestinal tissue. Food additives promoted the development of bacteria which may digest the mucous.

The aforementioned discoveries feature in the school of thought which says that bacteria inside a human body has a crucial role in maintaining health and weight loss, believe researchers. According to Jobin’s observation, mice consume a diet which is different than humans and repeating such a study among animals like pigs might be extra informative.

A suitable experiment would involve comparison among people consuming foods which contain and doesn’t contain such agents, expressed Jobin. However, Chassaing says that people with a desire to stay away from such foods should have more fresh foods and whole foods. The packaged foods are rich in emulsifiers which is not the case with freshly cooked food items. As a result, this is the right way to avoid such agents. The research group has begun a testing with people and members are following suit to find out about natural emulsifying agents like guar gum and soy lecithin, reveals Chassaing.

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Gut microbes likely to help in weight loss

Gut microbes likely to help in weight lossNew studies say that gut microbes have a key role in helping people to reduce weight. A research study among mice observed that through gastric bypass surgery, weight loss can be achieved. It is by a reduction of stomach size and altering the overall microbial population composition. According to the next study, people with higher methane creating microbes can be heavier and feature a massive percentage of fats.

The discoveries can drive microbe powered approaches towards weight loss.  It has been a field where drug development is seemingly difficult. Few years back, while the microbiome study was initially unfolding, researchers observed that gut microbe population varies in composition among mice and people who are overweight and lean. Microbes varied accordingly while losing weight. Whenever the gut microbes of overweight individuals were transferred inside mice with zero microbes, they gained weight more than while treated with the microbes out of lean people.

There is more evidence with Lee Kaplan and Harvard associates that microbes may help in controlling weight. Similarly, they could play an important role in among the vastly successful treatments for weight loss available. Scientists have hints that advantages of gastric bypass surgery do not include just a drop in terms of calories consumed. According to Kaplan, certain sides of evidence point out that it functions by altering the key mechanism of metabolic function and energy balance. Research in the past suggested that both among humans and rodents, the process changes the microbes inside the gut although it hasn’t displayed to be influencing weight.

According to a new study which published in a medical journal, researchers studied triple groups of the obese mice treated with high fats diet. One of the groups went through a process same as gastric bypass, losing 30% of their physical mass. The other two groups went through a fake procedure where incision was made without altering the anatomy. Normal diet was fed to one of the mice groups that regained weight post surgery period. The other groups lose weight while undergoing a prescribed diet and also lost weight same as gastric bypass group. Bypass animals consumed the same proportion as nicely fed control animals. However, they seemingly spend more energy.

Prior to and post the procedure, researchers analyzed the DNA of fecal samples. They observed that gut microbes were affected significantly by gastric bypass. There was also a rise in Gammaproteobacteria and Verrucomicrobia bacteria based on changes observed among the people post the bypass period. Transporting gut microbes out of surgically changed mice into the microbe less animals resulted in weight loss. Animals that were vaccinated with microbes out of two different control groups did not change weight.

The aforementioned findings trigger curiousness on ways to reap gastric bypass benefits without surgery. Scientists need to find out the microbes that triggers weight loss. A hypothesis point out that they affect the energy expenditure of body- the calories burned by merely sitting around.    Researchers are reportedly testing the outcomes of changing levels of the individual microbes and the chemicals produced by them.

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Kids affected with ADHD may benefit from good night’s sleep

Kids affected with ADHD may benefit from good night's sleepAccording to Aussie researchers, kids suffering from sleeping difficulties and ADHD showed marginal improvement post a sleep intervention therapy. A good night’s sleep was partly responsible for improvement in the ADHD symptoms. The study also observed that it was due to parent’s learning procedures to deal with behavior issues

According to pediatrician Dr. Hiscock, their past work revealed that sleeping problems are widely common within children suffering ADHD. It is also associated with bad behavior, quality of daily life, per day functioning and disorder symptoms. Hiscock’s mail revealed that children suffering from these two disorders had poor school attendance and parents had also poor mental health and office attendance. They wanted to find out if the improvement in child’s sleep may alter at least some of the aforementioned outcomes.

US Psychiatric association observed that 5% of the country’s children suffer ADHD. Boys are highly prone to develop the disorder compared to girls, reveal Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. To serve the purpose of their study, families of over 200 children were enrolled that aged between five to twelve years. They were suffering from these disorders and attended 21 pediatric clinics of Victoria.

Fifty percent of these families got the intervention that included two private consultations. It was with those clinicians who were trained to control sleep problems of kids and provide personalized programs in sleep management to these families.  It was followed up with a phone consultation. Such an intervention was inclusive of guidance for the parents on the things such as setting up kid’s bedtimes, avoiding caffeine, keeping electronics away from bedroom and establishing routine. Rest of these families continued with regular care serving as the comparison team.

The parents of both groups had dairies featuring questionnaire on their children’s sleeping problems, behaviour, regular functioning at the study’s beginning, 3 and 6 month later and quality of life. They answered questions regarding their own psychological health. Additionally, the teachers of the children filled up rating scales for ADHD during this study. Children were also tested for the working memory. This includes capacity of count in descending order without losing their track.

The team conducting this research observed improvement of symptoms among children of the intervention team at three and also six months. Sleeping difficulties came down more than the kids belonging to comparison group. Teachers also reported of higher reductions in terms of school based behavior issues among the children of intervention team at both 3 and 6 months.

According to Hiscock, management of behavioral sleep difficulties of kids with the disorder is quite effective. It also improves the child behavior, sleep, working memory and quality of the life. Parents may do this with guidance and support from a well-trained health expert. Establishing better sleep hygiene, bedtime routine, media-free bedrooms and setting bedtime are the initial steps. According to Hiscock, paediatricians should enquire about sleeping difficulties among children suffering from the disorder. They should offer evidence related solutions like the one which is used in this study.

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Inattention Among Children Is Not always Due To ADHD

Inattention Among Children Is Not always Due To ADHD When your child is scoring low in exams, speak with him to see his or her responses. If it seems like he or she is struggling to follow the instruction, it may or may not be due to ADHD. Experts suggest not making a fast judgment. Hyperactivity or inattention might stem from other problems. Professor and author Buttross believes that inability to sit or focus should be treated with a full medical examination. However, it isn’t any instant diagnosis of the ADHD.

Doctor points out that prior to marking a child on rating scale of this disorder; there is a need to rule out all other possible reasons. According to her, not all the children who are unfocussed and antsy suffer ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). In diagnoses, Mississippi has come to 13th rank from 27th in US from 2004 to 2011, say certain statistics.  Susan said that many causes of such behaviors could be misdiagnosed. It includes the mentioned below:

Wakefulness or insomnia: According to Buttross, kids may act fidgety owing to their attempts in staying awake at school. They can’t listen in such condition owing to their tiredness.

Eye and ear problems: Dr Buttross says it’s an instance of unknowing what’s being missed unless the awareness. In the absence of glasses, the child may be unaware of the presence of leaves on the trees. Similarly, someone with a hearing problem may be seemingly inattentive but the reality could be hearing problems.

Language disorders: Due to language disorders, the child may be unable to interpret what’s being told. It may also lead to low grades and inattention. Behavioral disorder, neurological issues and thyroid disorders could be other reasons.

Psychosocial problems:   Divorce, disputes at home, sibling birth and a parent with disorder could make a child quite anxious. However, he or she won’t be able to think in straight terms owing to worries about the happenings at home.

Chances of boys to be diagnosed with ADHD are 4:1 ratio with girls. If the behavior of the child is similar at both home and school on regular basis which affects performance levels, it may be ADHD. After completion of a full medical exam, any child diagnosed with this condition shouldn’t be always treated with medicine immediately. Prescriptions help as much as 80% children but they aren’t with the side effects.

The symptoms of this condition can be helped by a proper diet and exercise. Consumption of plenty omega 3 fatty acids may be helpful. The children should burn off their energy with exercise to fight this condition. In the year 2007, up to 7.3% of Mississippi suffered the disorder, as per reports. It climbed to 8.8% by 2011 making Mississippi climb to 13th rank from 27th among such diagnoses in US.

Certain behaviors among children may signal the requirement for medical examination. These are as mentioned below:

  • Fidgeting with the hands and feet at seat when expected of sitting still.
  • Rising from seat whenever sitting is expected and unnecessary running or climbing.

Talking excessively, trouble with playing or pursuing leisure activities fast.

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The Weight Loss: To Go Beyond Diet Changes And Exercise

The Weight Loss: To Go Beyond Diet Changes And ExerciseAccording to some researchers, the doctors should go beyond advising obesity patients to exercise more and eat less for weight loss. They should aim on their biological mechanisms which makes it difficult for these people to reduce weight, say researchers. Pediatrics and psychiatry professor Ochner points out that whenever people diet, various biological mechanisms take place within the body.  The body feels it is starving which encourages the person to have more food. To conserve the fats, the body begins to slow down the calorie burning rate and changes inside brain attract people to calorie rich food, says Ochner.

The medicine school professor from New York further explains the matter. According to him, such mechanisms evolved in order to help humans in surviving scare availability of food. However, the problem lies in the fact that similar mechanism operates in case of people weighing 400lbs and looking to reduce 40 lbs. It is enough to explain the reason why obese people after weight loss regain weight. As per Ochner, people that are obese for several years tend to be stamped biologically in terms of their bodyweight.

Ochner believes that more attention to be paid in biological treatments for the obesity, like surgery and drugs. The doctors should have the awareness that offering advice to exercise and check diet may be insufficient for the obese people. However, the recent biological treatments to cure obesity are quite expensive. The reliable data on long term effectiveness of new drug treatments are also lacking. Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery involves an operation of intestine and stomach. It has been the only obesity treatment which has produced long term results for people. There aren’t enough ways to treat obesity as per its biological mechanism. One should find out safer and wide available means, says Ochner.

In a medical journal, Ochner and his colleagues have recommended lifestyle modification for the treatment of individual suffering sustained obesity. However, this should be a single component of the strategy of multimodal treatment. Doctors should consider the positives and negatives associated with biological treatments. According to researchers, they would weight these factors against a patient’s obesity based disorder risks.

Medical school profession Cohen emphasizes that importance of understanding the biological process behind weight loss. According to Dr. Cohen, human history says it was either unavailability of food or illnesses which lead to losing weight. Human body consists of standard biological mechanisms which maintains the weight, believes the assistant professor from Harvard Medicine School. However, he refrains from prescribing drugs for weight loss to all his patients owing to insufficient data confirming their long term benefits and safety.

According to Cohen, obesity possesses a risk element for the future health issues but it isn’t a disease. It requires to be treated as per risks associated for future problems out of it. Most of the experts are unanimous that doctor’s focus should be preventing obesity as lifestyle changes are quite effective with overweight and not overweight people, said Ochner.

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