Chronic Obesity Overview:

Obesity, characterized by abnormal or excessive fat accumulation, poses health risks arising from an imbalance between calories consumed and expended. Influenced by changes in dietary and physical activity patterns due to environmental shifts, obesity can lead to serious health complications, including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and kidney problems. While obesity itself may not manifest specific symptoms, associated health risks can present the following:


Potential Symptoms of Associated Health Risks:

  • Diabetes: Increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue.
  • Hypertension: Headaches, shortness of breath, nosebleeds.
  • Heart Disease: Chest pain, fatigue, dizziness.
  • Kidney Problems: Changes in urination, swelling in the ankles or feet.


Regular assessment through the body mass index (BMI), a ratio of weight to height, is crucial for monitoring obesity.

Obesity Treatment:

  • Risk factor assessment and prevention counseling.
  • Screening and personalized meal planning.
  • Scheduled exercise sessions to promote physical activity.
  • Two-hour meetings twice a week for comprehensive monitoring and support.

Ministry Wellness Center:

  • Dedicated to addressing obesity through personalized care.
  • Offers counseling on risk factors, prevention, and meal planning.
  • Conducts regular screenings and monitors BMI.
  • Organizes exercise sessions to promote physical well-being.
  • Provides a supportive environment with bi-weekly two-hour meetings for comprehensive tracking and support.