Health Risks Associated With Obesity

Health Risks of Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when a person has excess weight or body fat. It is a result of consuming excess calories without being able to use them or burn them. Calories get converted into fat and are stored in the body and that is how one tends to put on weight.
People having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 and higher will be at increased risk of developing obesity-related diseases.
Obesity leads to a number of serious health disorders including:

  • Heart Disease & Stroke: Extra weight makes you more likely to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Both of these conditions make heart disease or stroke more likely.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose levels in the body increases and the body becomes insulin resistant. Moderate and sustained weight can improve insulin action, decrease fasting glucose concentrations and reduce the need for some diabetes medications.
  • Osteoarthritis: It is a common joint pain that affects the knee, hip and back. Carrying extra kgs places extra pressure on these joints and wears away the cartilage that normally protects them
  • Sleep apnea: It is a breathing condition that’s linked to being overweight. This can cause a person to snore heavily and to briefly stop breathing during sleep. It may cause daytime sleepiness and make heart disease and stroke more likely.
  • Digestive problems: Excess weight will increase the likelihood of developing heartburn, gallbladder disease and liver problems.

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