Diseases from excess weight

Diseases from excess weight
  • High blood pressure negatively affects the functioning of the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and liver. Moreover, stroke is also a consequence of high blood pressure. You cannot even safely climb the stairs to the 5th floor without shortness of breath and an anxious feeling of compression in the chest.
  • Impotence in men. It happens because excess adipose tissue leads to excessive formation of estrogens (female sex hormones), and the level of testosterone (the male sex hormone) falls.
  • For women, obesity is dangerous to menstrual cycle disorders and infertility. Even an extra 5 kg of weight harms the ability to conceive a child!
  • Eye diseases. Studies show that with a BMI above 23, the risk of cataracts and glaucoma increases in old age.
  • Alzheimer’s disease. In 2008, a study was conducted in the USA that showed that the risk of senile dementia with obesity increases by 80%, which is due to a decrease in blood flow to the brain.
  • Joint diseases. Because of excess weight, the load on the joints and spine increases. It leads to intervertebral hernias and sciatica. And also, due to the increased load on the legs, by the evening they begin to hurt.
  • Vascular diseases of the legs, varicose veins.
  • There is a diagnosis – obesity of the liver. It is not related to alcohol consumption and is detected on ultrasound even at a young age (up to 35 years). Fat accumulates in the liver cells, eventually leading to type 2 diabetes.
  • Excessive load on the heart. To deliver oxygen to the connective and adipose tissue in a person overweight 30 kg, the pulse should increase by 40%.
  • Obesity has been proven to increase the risk of breast cancer, esophageal, thyroid, colon, gallbladder, kidney, and endometrial cancers. The percentage of obesity-related cancer depends on the type of cancer. But the relationship between obesity and esophageal carcinoma; obesity and endometrial cancer are particularly clear.
  • Respiratory diseases. It has been proven that obese people are more susceptible to respiratory diseases and their complications. It is because fat squeezes the veins leading to the lungs, and their ventilation is disrupted. At the same time, they have difficulties with treatment — they do not tolerate medications well, for example, with asthma.
  • Overweight people are more likely to suffer from depression. It is not clear what is primary – depression or overeating but the relationship of these factors has been revealed for sure.
  • Diseases of the biliary tract. Excessive fat deposition in the abdominal area leads to the formation of gallstones, even in children! In a fat child, the risk of gallbladder disease is 6 times higher than in someone whose weight is within the normal range. Obese women are more susceptible to diseases of the biliary tract than men.
  • Osteoarthritis and gout. They occur due to increased stress on the joints and salt deposits in them.
  • Even with obesity of the 1st degree, plaques in the vessels occur in every third person.
  • Diseases of the digestive system: intestinal dysfunction, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, hemorrhoids with bleeding nodes, omission, and distension of the stomach.
  • Apnea – stopping breathing during sleep and loud snoring.
  • Fatigue, headaches, constant thirst.
  • Decreased immunity.

Metabolic disorders. Even a small amount of food goes to nourish adipose tissue, and over time it becomes more and more difficult to lose weight. Soon you will need the help of a doctor. On average, an obese patient reduces their life by 12-15 years!

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