The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

October 23, 2017

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The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

Obesity and being overweight are not as simple as they seem.

They affect your body health and increase the risk of various diseases including heart problems, blood pressure, respiratory problems and many other stomach and liver problems.

You should take care of your health by maintaining your weight up to a certain level that match with your body index. Lose your extra weight and minimize the risk of the following problems.

 

Heart problems

A major problem which your body faces after gaining excessive weight is the building of plaque in the arteries. This reduces the blood flow to the muscular organs and increases your risk for heart attacks. Obesity is also a major issue for heart failure when your heart is unable to provide blood for all parts of your body.

Blood pressure

Blood pressure increases with increases in weight. Obesity increases the force which blood exerts on the arteries and can cause high blood pressure problems.

Strokes

 As your BMI determines the correct weight for your body it will also affect the body health. Overweight people have more risk of getting strokes as it causes blockage in some arteries due to clot formation.

Type 2 diabetes

Being significantly overweight increases your risk for diabetes.  You will find a lot of people suffering from type 2 diabetes in which their body can’t make insulin that converts glucose into energy. This has adverse effects on the kidneys and vision.

Osteoarthritis

This is the most common disease which occurs due to excessive weight. You will feel pain in your joints, knees, hips and back. An overweight condition exerts pressure on the joints which cause pain.

Sleep Apnea

When more fat is stored near your neck you will find difficulty in breathing while sleeping. Fat narrows the air pipe and it is difficult to breath with narrowed airway.

Christian Kirkland

Written by Christian Kirkland

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