Obesity is a condition when a person’s weight is 20% more or 10 kg more than the normal weight for people of his height. How your health will be affected from obesity is dependent on various factors like gender, age and the region of your body where the fat has accumulated. If your body mass index (BMI) is higher than the prescribed limit, then also you are termed overweight.
You are at a higher risk from any kinds of health problems and diseases if you are overweight.
Health risks associated with obesity
People who are overweight has more chances of having a heart attack. It is because increased weight means high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. This makes the person more at risk to stroke and heart diseases.
Obese people have a higher risk of developing diabetes. It is because their blood sugar levels are usually high. But the good news is this can be avoided by losing some amount of weight, getting proper sleep, maintaining a balanced diet and exercising regularly. By maintain your weight and exercising regularly, your blood sugar levels can be controlled and you can enjoy a normal healthy life.
Stones in Gall Bladder
Overweight people are more prone to stones in the gall bladder. Losing weight rapidly or gaining it, both can cause stones in the gall bladder.
Obese people are more at risk of being diagnosed with cancer of breast, ovaries, colon, oesophageal lining, etc. Studies have also shown there are greater chances of pancreatic cancer and cancer in kidney if a person is overweight.
The people who are overweight have more risk of being diagnosed with gout also. Gout is when a white crystalline substance is collected in your joints due to excess of uric acid in your body. This leads to excessive pain in joints.
If excess fat is deposited on your body in areas like hips, back and knees, you have more chances of experiencing arthritis pain. The bones in your body are unable to take the weight of your body mass hence you experience body pain.
Sleep apnea is a kind of sleep disorder in which your breathing is interrupted in middle of the night. Overweight people experience problems like snoring and stopping to breathe in between.
All these health issues can be avoided by losing some weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So start exercising and eating healthy from today !!