Diseases Associated With Obesity

Learn About The Dangerous Diseases Caused By Obesity

Obese people are never fully healthy. Obesity and the faulty lifestyle associated with it, lead to a very wide range of diseases, some of which may not even appear to be directly connected to obesity.

The obese tend to be irritable, stressed out, depressed and may have poor self-esteem. Their energy levels are low and they tire quickly. There are pains and aches everywhere. Backache and joint pains are common. Spondylosis, prolapsed discs, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, varicose veins, cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder), and some hernias are prevalent in the obese.

High blood pressure, diabetes, coronary heart disease and cerebral strokes (paralysis) are frequently associated with obesity.

Amongst obese ladies infertility, difficult pregnancies and labor, abortions and complications during a caesarean section are common.

Polycystic ovarian disease is common amongst young women. PCOD is a condition in which the menstrual periods are generally delayed or completely absent. This condition is usually associated with weight gain and frequently with infertility.

The first line of treatment of PCOD is weight reduction, which usually corrects PCOD. Hormonal therapy is usually ineffective, causes more weight gain and aggravates the condition. It is best left alone.

The obese always have a greater risk during surgery.

Apart from these diseases, a wide range of other diseases, including some cancers, are linked to obesity and the faulty life style associated with it. Certain cases of vertigo (giddiness) and migraine (a kind of headache) are also seen to be associated with obesity and weight reduction helps the patient tremendously.

The High Risk Abdominal Obesity:

Excessive accumulation of fat in the abdomen can have dangerous implications for your health. Abdominal obesity can lead to the dangerous triad of hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidemia (high levels of cholesterol and blood fats) and type-2 diabetes. These three together can lead to coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction and also death.

So if you have big belly, it is imperative that you wake up and do something about it urgently.

Also read the articles the ‘Basics Of Nutrition‘, the ‘Science Of Exercise‘ and the ‘Simple Steps to Slimming‘. Get in touch with us through the ‘Contact Us’ page on this website.