happiness curve
The so-called happiness curve

The dangerous curve of happiness

Having an excessive waist, with a large circumference, is normally identified with obesity, a lack of exercise and an unbalanced intake, which causes a disproportionate increase in the abdominal perimeter. We think that by just dieting, exercising or eating properly we can solve this “aesthetic” problem and that in the popular imagination we jokingly call it “the happiness curve.” However, this excessive increase in waist circumference (from 89 centimeters in women and 102 in men) is not trivial since in most cases it evidences a group of pathologies - collectively called "Metabolic syndrome»- which entails a significant risk to health, so it is necessary to treat them appropriately by healthcare professionals. aesthetic medicine.

He Metabolic syndrome It is determined by the presence of two or more chronic pathologies or criteria, such as cholesterol, hypertension, insulin resistance or glucose intolerance, diabetes and obesity or high abdominal circumference. Although the presence of this disease may be due to genetic factors, the main cause is eating habits and lifestyle: inadequate diets, rich in refined foods, red meat, saturated fats and simple sugars, as well as a sedentary lifestyle, the consumption of alcohol and tobacco.

The aesthetic doctor, as a health professional, evaluates the patient's medical condition and determines the correct diet, planned individually for each person and performs periodic control of anthropometric measurements. Only in this way can this pathology be effectively addressed and improvements achieved - minimizing the risk - in biochemical parameters such as HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and hypertension and, above all, in the reduction of our ironic and dangerous "happiness curve." ».