Your weight, whether lower or higher than normal, can affect your quality of life, increasing your risk of infections. If you are underweight or overweight, you should seek the services of a Newport Beach endocrinologist for evaluation and a treatment plan. Getting to a healthier weight and BMI will see you enjoy life better.
Health concerns you can face if you are underweight or overweight
Being underweight or overweight can make you susceptible to infections and affect your fertility. You might also face hormonal imbalances leading to moodiness. The way you respond to stressful events and situations can also take a toll on your health. For example, excess cortisol can lead to weight gain.
The following are health concerns you can experience if you are not at a healthy weight:
Your blood sugar levels should always be steady, but that is only sometimes the case. Common symptoms include increased thirst, hunger, fatigue, and frequent urination. Watching your diet and taking insulin as prescribed can help regulate blood sugar levels.
High blood pressure
If you are overweight, you are at an increased risk of getting high blood pressure. Also referred to as hypertension, the condition results from a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. You can have your healthcare provider regularly measure your blood pressure to ensure you don’t have the disease.
Whether overweight or underweight, your weight can affect your fertility levels. You can miss your periods if you are underweight, making it difficult to ovulate. If you are overweight, your body changes how it stores your sex hormones affecting ovulation and testicular function.
How can you manage your weight?
Depending on your condition, you must look for a manageable program to gain or lose weight. Whatever your goal is, tailor your actions and expectations to avoid frustration and disappointment. While diet and exercise are the primary factors to focus on, other lifestyle habits like sleep and stress management are also important.
The type of food you eat and the amount of calories you consume affect your weight gain or loss. Eat a balanced diet that is free from processed foods. Calculate the calories you need for your specific needs and stick to that process.
Incorporating a regular exercise regimen can help you stimulate your body and metabolism. Physical activity is crucial to help you lose weight if you are overweight and can stimulate your appetite if you are underweight.
Get enough sleep
Sleep helps your body recover and rejuvenate itself. Ensure to take care of any issues that might prevent you from getting adequate sleep. If you have a stressful situation, consider resolving it to have a calm mind and restful sleep.
If your weight is not normal or healthy, visit Dr. Sean P. Nikravan, MD, FACE, for treatment. You will meet a qualified team of professionals ready to offer you personalized treatment according to your condition. Call or book an appointment online and improve the quality of your life.