In this part of our natural weight loss program you will learn about some common harmful effects of being obese and overweight. In previous article we had discussed what is obesity and what factors trigger obesity.
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What Are Disadvantages And Harmful Effects Of Obesity?
1- High Risk of Diseases Development:
As discussed earlier, overweight and obese people are at high risk of developing other complications including ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, abnormal blood clotting, diabetes, liver and bone disease, breathing problems during sleep (e.g. snoring), and certain types of cancer.
2- Obese People Become Lethargic and Weak:
Moreover, obese people become lethargic and have difficulty moving quickly. Being overweight doesn’t make you a strong person; instead it makes things difficult for you in situations that demand self defense.
3- Depression, Low Self Esteem and Stress:
Overweight people often suffer from depression, stress, low self esteem, and social withdrawal because they think they are not attractive.
4- Complications During Surgeries:
Finally, obese people are at high risk of developing complications during surgical procedures. Some of these complications include deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism.
5- Life Threatening Medical Problems:
Many of these health effects of obesity are life threatening, such as heart disease which leads to heart failure. Studies have shown that obese people are more at risk of developing degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The types of cancer associated with obesity include cervical, breast, prostate, uterine, and rectal cancer.
6- Type 2 Diabetes:
Other diseases that are caused by obesity are themselves associated with other complications, such as type 2 diabetes which if not controlled through proper diet and exercise may cause kidney failure, nerve damage, and vision problems. Other than genetic and environmental factors, a lazy lifestyle and intake of fatty foods can cause diabetes. Moreover, there are some drugs like beta blockers, niacin, and protease inhibitors that increase the risk of developing diabetes.
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