Health Risks Associated With Obesity
Obesity is the condition in which persons body accumulates extra fats in the form of cellulite as a result of excessive refined food intake and little or no physical work
Causes of obesity are Genetics, Overeating, High carbohydrates diet, Frequency of eating, Physical inactivity, Medications, Psychological factors, Diseases such as hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome, and Cushing’s syndrome are also contributors to obesity
Health risks associated with Obesity are
- High Triglycerides Levels having too much of this type of fat in your blood raises your heart disease risk. Triglyceride levels of 150 mg/dL or higher are unhealthy.
- Diabetes tends to lower “good” cholesterol levels and raise triglyceride and “bad”cholesterol levels, Studies show a link between insulin resistance, which is a precursor to type 2 diabetes, and diabetic dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis and blood vessel disease. obesity is believed to account for 80-85% of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are diseases that can substantially decrease life expectancy, diminish quality of life and increase healthcare costs
- Having too much fat, especially around the waist means that the person at higher risk for health problems, including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes.
- Sleep apnea is a state in which an individual repeatedly stops and starts breathing while sleeping. It is yet a serious disorder which is directly associated with obesity.
- Obesity effects menstrual irregularities during adolescence and polycystic ovary syndrome. Women of reproductive age with high BMIs have a higher risk of ovulatory problems and tend to respond poorly to fertility treatment
- Obese men likely having various sexual problems like impotence, low sperm count, decreased semen volume, premature ejaculation and infertility
- People with obesity may face Osteoarthritis so they experience wear and tear of cartilage.