Weight management program With the top endocrinologist of Mumbai

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Best weight management in Mumbai

Dr. Shehla Shaikh has multiple years of experience with the weight management . She has provided scores of patients with positive outcomes. She creates a customized approach for her patients, depending on their medical history and requirements.

These are some of the things that make her one of the best endocrinologists for weight management in Mumbai.
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My experience with Dr. Shehla Shaikh for the last many years has been exceptionally good. She has made me live my diabetic life very confidently with the treatment she has been giving. I am fortunate to have her as my doctor. She has successfully treated not only my diabetes but even other ailments which have cropped up from time to time. God bless her and keep her serving humanity for many more years.
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What is Obesity?

Obesity is defined as a condition where the individual’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is more than 30. You can do an easy calculation of your BMI by using the formula: (Weight in Kilograms)/(Height in meters)squared. 

So for example, if your weight is 70Kg and height is 1.6 meters, your BMI is (70/(1.6)x(1.6)), that is 27.34. You would thus not be considered obese. 

The healthy range for BMI is 18.5-24.9, 25-29.9 is considered overweight and if it is 30 or above, it is considered obesity. 

Obesity is considered a disease because an obese individual is very likely to encounter other health issues as well. 

Some Common issues associated with obesity include:


The approach to treating obesity

Obesity can be due to dietary issues, as well as due to underlying conditions that present with obesity as one of the symptoms. Dr. Shehla keeps abreast with the latest research and methods available to help you with the most contemporary lines of treatment.

In case of any underlying condition leading to obesity, the primary target is to resolve the condition. In case weight management is a priority to prevent future adverse events, the plan incorporates a nutritionist and lifestyle management as well.

The approach to the issue can be summarized as below:

  • Treating secondary causes of obesity in case such a condition has been diagnosed
  • Screening for complications arising out of obesity such as pre-diabetes and pre-hypertension and then tackling them according to individual requirements
  • Providing the patient with easy-to-follow dietary and lifestyle change prescription. It is an endeavor to always ensure that the plans are provided in a manner that it is easy for the patient to comply with. Without compliance, the desired changes are difficult to achieve.
  • Co-ordinating with other specialists in case of cross-specialty complications such as hypertension or sleep apnea.
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Hormones associated with being overweight

Just like a lot of functions of the human body, hormones are also responsible for the regulation of body fat distribution, appetite and metabolism. Some of the hormones and their functions are as listed below:
  • Insulin: Secreted by the pancreas, insulin helps regulate carbohydrates in the body. In individuals who are obese, insulin signals are sometimes lost, thereby rendering the cells unable to regulate glucose levels. 
  • Leptin: This is a hormone secreted by fat cells. It effects the areas of the brain that help reduce appetite. In obese people, although a higher amount of leptin is released, as they have more fat cells; the effect of leptin in controlling appetite is diminished.
  • Growth hormone: Helps in regulating growth, as well as build bone and muscle. In obesity, it has been found that lower amounts of this hormone are secreted.
  • Oestrogen & Androgen: Known as sex hormones, one of their functions is also to regulate the distribution of body fat. Lower levels of these hormones have shown to increase weight gain.

Endocrine issues associated with obesity

You can click below to read more about some other endocrine issues that are often associated along with obesity.


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