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What can we do with abdominal obesity, a main cause of adult diseases?

Abdominal obesity is common among men and is often caused by an unhealthy lifestyle that includes irregular meals, binging, and excessive eating. This irregular rhythm then weakens the blood circulation and digestion ability, therefore causing a malfunction in delivering nutrients evenly throughout the body. As a result, fat accumulates in one’s abdomen, making its appearance as belly fat.

Slow metabolism gradually causes unnecessary moisture to accumulate in one’s abdomen, and this can be divided in two different types: visceral and subcutaneous. The latter type, which is distributed under the skin, is common among women,

People with visceral fat have a relatively low amount of subcutaneous fat; however, because this particular type of fat rests around internal organs, it causes the upper abdomen to bulge and occurs mainly among men. In addition, the upper abdomen gets bigger ad the stomach expands and stretches down after going through repeated cycles of binging or excessive eating.

Once you gain weight, your body will require a greater supply of blood, making the heart overwork. The reason you feel breathless and tire easily is because the heart falls short in supplying enough blood.

Cardiovascular disorders include hypertension, hyperlipidemia, angina, myocardial infarction, and because the energy that needs to circulate throughout the body is basically trapped in abdominal area, indigestion, constipation, headache, and chronic fatigue may occur.

Moreover, a thin man with abdominal fat has typical intra-abdominal fat. This type can be more fatal than regular overweight, so it is important to follow a strict diet.

President Park Jae Kwang of Kyunghee Human and Tree Oriental Clinic says, “Visceral fat causes arteriosclerosis, heart disease, and gallstones, so people need to get rid of abdominal fat by doing light aerobic exercise and emptying the stomach on a regular basis.”

He concluded with a piece of advice: “An unhealthy lifestyle and diet are the main causes of abdominal or other partial obesity. One needs to know the reason dfor obesity first and then find an appropriate means to treat oneself, setting a firm goal to be free of obesity.”


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