Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2

 Neerja L. Bisht, MD Summary Diabetes or diabetes mellitus (Type I or Type II) is a long-term condition leading to increased blood sugar levels, also called hyperglycemia. The need to control these levels is very important as uncontrolled increase in blood sugar levels can lead to serious damage to…

Obesity: General Considerations

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  Dr. Neerja L Bisht, MD Summary Obesity is a complex condition that can be caused by several factors. The condition leads to excess accumulation of body fat. Obesity can result in serious ill health, reduce a person’s quality of life, and in some cases…

General Facts about Obesity

DEFINITION Obesity is defined as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health”.1 With respect to obesity, it is important to understand the term “body mass index” (BMI). The BMI of a person helps in differentiating a normal person from an obese person. The BMI is basically an…