During the past decade, India has witnessed signiﬁcant amount of technological advancements, and people have adopted them to improve their lifestyle. This has led to an alarming increase in the number of health issues that people face, amongst which the most predominant one is OBESITY.
Recent statistics tell that globally, India ranks ﬁfth in obesity, and one in every three Indians are classiﬁed as overweight. We can ﬁnd this number increasing amongst young kids too. Let us understand what Obesity is, the causes, and how it can be treated. More importantly, one should also understand how it is calculated. In simple terms, Obesity means having too much body fat. It is diﬀerent from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight maybe due to muscles, bones, fat and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person’s weight is more than what is considered healthy for his/her height, and could have a negative eﬀect on health which can lead to complications. People can become obese due to diﬀerent reasons like
- Having high calorie food.
- Leading a sedentary lifestyle.
- Not taking enough sleep.
- Lack of physical activity.
- Medication that leads to weight gain.
- Depression – People tend to eat more when they feel low, and put on weight.
If a person’s body weight is 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered obese. How is BMI calculated? BMI = Height in Kilograms divided by height in meters squared. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9, you are considered overweight and if it is 30 or above, then you are considered obese. The best option is to consult your doctor and take suitable medical advice. ASIAN BARIATRICS, a Super Speciality hospital based out of Ahmedabad, has a team of expert doctors. It is headed by Dr. Mahendra Narwaria who treats people suﬀering from ailments related to obesity and gastrointestinal tract. All their hospitals have world class facilities with state-of-the-art operation theatres, where even robotic surgeries are compatible. TATA COMMUNICATIONS, a leading enterprise solutions provider, has partnered with ASIAN BARIATRICS to solve the obesity related problems of people living in diﬀerent parts of the country, with their innovative product oﬀering called GLOHEAL. The biggest advantage is that patients can now consult the best doctors in the country REMOTELY, and get appropriate treatment. This could be done in 2 ways: GLOHEAL Virtual Clinic – TATA COMMUNICATIONS has set up virtual clinics at diﬀerent parts of the country to make HEALTHCARE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL. The process is very simple. The patient has to take an online appointment and visit the virtual clinic at the speciﬁed time. These clinics have paramedics and are equipped with high-end medical devices to check the vitals of the patients. Patients can speak to the doctor from far oﬀ places, and get appropriate treatment without actually visiting them. PERSONAL CONSULT – This option could be availed if you have a busy schedule. All you have to do is take an online appointment, share your medical details with the doctor, and consult him/her at the speciﬁed time while he/she is miles away from wherever you are with your laptop. With these ﬁrst of its kind initiatives in the country, TATA COMMUNICATIONS along with ASIAN BARIATRICS is looking forward to create a new healthcare revolution and address the obesity related health problems of people on time. We hope that people in India will trust and believe in us, and support us in creating a new history in healthcare.