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I'm a Doctor and Here's How to Treat Visceral Fat

ETNT Health Logo By Dr. Jerry Bailey of ETNT Health | Slide 1 of 7: Visceral fat is fat tissue that surrounds our viscera (aka our internal organs). It is the more disease-producing fat when compared to subcutaneous fat, which lies under the skin. As we get "heavier' or increasing our weight it typically will go into this fat around the organs (liver, intestines, and stomach) which increases our risks for chronic lifestyle-related diseases. The visceral fat becomes metabolically more active releasing hormones that help it to store up more adipose in itself. The increase in fat in and around the organs increases our waist line. This gives us the big bellies in both men and women. This added girth and stress on to the organs increases hormone issues in men (PHAT Syndrome), insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, cholesterol issues, hypertension, dementia/Alzheimer's) and can bring on many forms of cancer. This fat is the main reason why we have so many chronic health issues in today's society. As a physician who works with people trying to attain better health and longevity a key step is decreasing this visceral fat. As a functional medicine physician, I see the poor health of our nation every day. We can not out drug nor out supplement a bad lifestyle. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

I'm a Doctor and Here's How to Treat Visceral Fat

Visceral fat is fat tissue that surrounds our viscera (aka our internal organs). It is the more disease-producing fat when compared to subcutaneous fat, which lies under the skin. As we get "heavier' or increasing our weight it typically will go into this fat around the organs (liver, intestines, and stomach) which increases our risks for chronic lifestyle-related diseases. The visceral fat becomes metabolically more active releasing hormones that help it to store up more adipose in itself. The increase in fat in and around the organs increases our waist line. This gives us the big bellies in both men and women. This added girth and stress on to the organs increases hormone issues in men (PHAT Syndrome), insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, cholesterol issues, hypertension, dementia/Alzheimer's) and can bring on many forms of cancer. This fat is the main reason why we have so many chronic health issues in today's society. As a physician who works with people trying to attain better health and longevity a key step is decreasing this visceral fat. As a functional medicine physician, I see the poor health of our nation every day. We can not out drug nor out supplement a bad lifestyle. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

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