Subscribe to RoboticOncology.com RSS Feed

The Dangers of Extra Weight

This site requires Flash Player version 10.1 or higher. You can install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player by clicking here.

4:19, 01/17/2011

Being overweight poses a very real health risk and should be an issue taken seriously by everyone.  As a general guideline a person's waistline should be their height (in inches) divided by 2, and should be less than 35" for women and 40" for men.

Visceral fat, the fat located deep inside the abdomen, can work like an organ.  It secretes hormones that can cause inflammation of the vessels and heart leading to cardiovascular disease.  It also has a major effect on other parts of your body.  It reduces the effectiveness of insulin in your muscles resulting in diabetes, and increases fatty acids and bad cholesterol, while reducing good cholesterol in your liver.  The fat pressing on your kidneys increases the absorption of sodium which can cause an increase in blood pressure.

All of these effects together - diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease - lead to what is called metabolic syndrome which ultimately leads to stroke and heart disease.

To counteract these effects requires moving towards a healthier lifestyle.  Eliminate sugars and excess sodium from your diet, watch food portions, and be sure to exercise a minimum of 30 minutes per day.  Post-menopausal women need to pay extra attention to their exercise regimen and food portions to counteract the effects of lowered estrogen in their bodies.

If you’re concerned about your weight and how it may be effecting your health, please schedule a visit with your doctor.

Views: 617

Back to Videos


Bookmark Using:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Yahoo

Share on Facebook

Call to Make an Appointment With Dr. David Samadi:

1-212-365-5000

Click the contact link to learn how Dr. Samadi can help treat your prostate cancer and give you back your quality of life.

* The benefits of robotic surgery cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific. Previous surgical results do not guarantee future outcomes.
Testimonials
B. Koenig, USA

Again, on behalf of myself and my family, I just want to thank you for your compassion, capableness and concern during this difficult time. As a result of having had a Robotic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy I can now look forward to a long and cancer-free life.

more..
Gary W.

Thanks for being my surgeon. Your entire staff; including Roceo, Maria, Ann, Martha, Nurse Ann, Charles, and all the doctors, nurses, and assistants at Mount Sinai Hospital and Clinic have been very kind to me.

more..
MvR, Netherlands (Translated)

After the shock of being diagnosed with cancer, my next step was to find the best doctor to remove the prostate. I found Dr. Samadi, and he and his team did a great job of patient in-take and supporting me practically and emotionally through the process.

more..
Ziotis, Greece

<< Έχεις καρκίνο στον προστάτη>> ,μου είπε  ο  γιατρός στο τηλέφωνο. Έχασα τον κόσμο γύρω μου.  Στεναχώρια μεγάλη. Αλλά το πείσμα μου και η υποστήριξη της οικογένειάς μου με έκαναν να γίνω καλά και να κερδίσω τον καρκίνο.

more..