An excessive development of adipose or fatty tissue through-out the body is called obesity. Besides accumulating in the anterior abdominal wall, the buttocks, the back and other superficial situations, there is an accumulation of fat over the internal organs, the heart, for example, the muscular fibers of which may be interspersed with fat.
Certain races are especially prone to obesity, but possibly the diet is often responsible. A similar tendency may be noted in some families, and in a considerable proportion of all individuals who have passed middle life. A gouty habit may explain its occurrence in some families. In certain cases obesity is due to lack of activity of glands of internal secretion, notably the thyroid, the pituitary, the testicle, and the ovary.
Fat in the body is derived mainly from carbohydrate foods, but may be formed from fats or proteins. Obesity may result, therefore, from consumption of an excessive amount of food, particularly of carbohydrates, especially when an insufficient amount of open-air exercise is taken, as exercise helps to bum up carbohydrates. Overindulgence in malt liquors is a notorious cause of obesity. In some persons, usually women, the existence of anemia accounts for obesity, as the tissues are not properly oxygenated.
An obese person tends to be short of breath on slight exertion. The interference with the contractile power of the heart is mainly responsible, and this organ may become dilated and very feeble. Many of the obese also develop emphysema, and this is another cause of shortness of breath. Active exercise thus becomes difficult and the enforced sedentariness of the habits increases the obesity. The bowels are sluggish, the liver is much enlarged and is also sluggish, and therefore the digestion may be poor and there is a special tendency to the formation of gallstones. Some persons develop glycosuria, but this is generally controllable without much difficulty; others suffer from nephritis.
The treatment of obesity due to definite defects of internal secretions may be most successful when it consists in giving extracts of the gland at fault, but this will only happen in properly selected cases. Thyroid extract is sometimes used indiscriminately, and undoubtedly by speeding up metabolism it has a powerful influence in removing fat, but it is a dangerous remedy without medical control. Fucus vesiculosus is also used and may be beneficial, probably on account of the iodine it contains. Citric acid is, another remedy, but is likely to be unsuccessful unless taken in sufficient quantities to upset the digestion. Both this acid and fucus are contained in quick remedies for obesity. When there is anemia iron will be of use.
Ordinarily the treatment of obesity consists of a controlled diet and more exercise. The changes required in the diet are to cut down the carbohydrates, that is, sugars and starches, to a minimum, to eschew very fat flesh foods and to restrict the total amount of food. Strict diets can be employed only temporarily, however, and it will be found that more food can be taken than is allowed in such a diet, but it should be restricted to what provides sufficient energy for one’s duties. Sufficient liquid may be taken to relieve thirst, but no malt liquor or sweetened drinks.
If a person can take exercise with any comfort, he should get into the open air daily and take progressive amounts of exercise, walking for a beginning. When exercise cannot well be taken, it may be replaced at first by massage or by isometrics, in which muscles all over the body are made to contract against a weight. After such preliminary treatment ordinary gentle exercise will probably become possible. See: Abdominal Exercises.. Constipation.. Thyroid gland..
Application and treatment:
Although there is no application that is expressly for obesity, good use may be made of various frequency applications for the purpose of controlling aspects of health which relate to obesity, mostly having to with digestion, distension of organs, and water retention.
of organs, and water retention. An increase in body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirement, as a result of an excessive fat accumulation in the body would be called obesity when the condition is extreme. Fat accumulation from fried indigestible foods locked up with lard, oils and other fats that are loaded with food preservatives, pesticides and chemicals.
To lose one pound per day place double negative polarity pads toward each other and use them daily, morning through evening. Or it is possible to rig up two spectral out putters which can be worn throughout the day. You will lose 30 pounds in 30 days normally. All drinks to be polarized positive as well as food eaten. No special diet is necessary, but some common sense judgement is required. Avoid foods that harm the body. Optional: use systemic Hertz of 5000 and or 10,000 at low output daily for 15 minutes via pads on energy areas.