RISK OF OBESITY

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Obesity alone possesses serious health risk to the diagnosed victims. However, what adds to the unwelcome issue is an array of other health concerns and problems. The top conversation points regarding risk of obesity can be summed up as follows:

Heart disease & stroke: Being overweight, cholesterol level increases. High level of cholesterol along with BP affects the cardiac health and results in stroke. Losing just 5-10% of weight can reduce the chances for this happening.

  • High blood pressure: High blood pressure is definitely the easiest condition to occur in an obese person and this will affect a long list of health matters.

  • Diabetes: Overweight or obese people have a tendency to be affected with type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance causes this condition and it usually lasts life long in the obese victim's system. Kids are also severely affected by the symptoms due to childhood obesity. Blood sugar levels are alarmingly increased too. The risk of type 2 diabetes can be reduced by losing weight, eating balanced diet, getting adequate sleep and exercising.

  • Cancers: Various cancers are caused in obese people which becomes a serious health hazard. The most affected organs are colon, breast, kidney, esophagus, pancreas, endometrium(lining of uterus), gallbladder & ovaries.

  • Gallbladder disease: Another terrible side impact due to obesity includes gallbladder disease like gallbladder cancer. Other concerns could involve gallstones, cholecystitis, cholestatis, etc.

  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a common joint condition that mostly affects the knee, hip or back. For an obese person, extra weight adds pressure on the joints & wears away the cartilage that usually protects them. The only solution is to reduce weight and thereby improvise on the symptoms & concerns.

  • Gout: Gout is a type of disease affecting joints. It occurs due to excess of uric acid in blood. The extra uric acid will form crystals that gets deposited in the joints. Chances for gout occurrence are in direct proportion with obesity.

  • Breathing problems: Obesity possesses risky health concerns when it comes to breathing. Highlighted issues are asthma and sleep apnea. Sleep can cause a person to stop breathing for a temporary time during sleep & also will cause snoring. Grave underestimation of obesity can cause multiple problems simultaneously.

  • Infertility: Both male and female fertility are heavily impacted by obesity. The subject will be thoroughly discussed in another section.

Avoiding risks

The concerns mentioned above might also result from other factors also. However, the ones caused in an obese person can only be managed by employing weight loss measures and disciplinary diet & exercise.

A unique situation arising from obesity is the risk of psychological effects. Being generally labelled lazy or weak-skilled, obese people might see less or no romantic relationships and might get subjected to bias, discrimination, mental torture, etc. These issues can also be addressed by planned executions of weight loss programs.