Diseases Associated with Obesity

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Diseases Associated with Obesity

Obesity causes many health problems due to the negative impacts on body systems (endocrine system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, skin, genitourinary system, musculoskeletal system) and psychosocial condition. Overload on body caused by excess weight causes corrosion on systems and organs and irreversible health problems with time. Therefore, you need to take action before becoming obese, excess weight becoming serious and permanent changes in the body.

Health problems/risk factors caused by obesity:

  • Insulin resistance – Hyperinsulinemia
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Hyperlipidemia – Hypertriglyceridemia (Excessive blood lipids)
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Gallbladder diseases
  • Some types of cancer (large intestine, prostate, gallbladder, endometrium, ovarian and breast cancers)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Paralysis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver
  • Asthma
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Increased risks of surgery
  • Mental problems (Anorexia (not eating), Blumia (eating, then making themselves vomit and not taking nourishment), Binge eating (such as night eating syndrome)
  • Inharmoniousness in social relations
  • Skin infections, fungal infections of the groin and feet
  • Musculoskeletal problems
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