Obesity – Consequences

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Obesity – Consequences

Obesity makes you sick – this is what experts agree. Obesity, but also Obesity, are a risk factor for many civilization diseases, diseases of the blood vessels and the cardiovascular system: hypertension (high blood pressure), atherosclerosis and its repercussions, such as heart attack and stroke. This risk increases when the excess weight in addition to hypertension, a sugar disease (Diabetes), as well as lipid metabolism disturbance occurs (the”deadly Quartet”).

Here, important consequences and risks of obesity, and particularly obesity permagna (BMI over 40) at a Glance:

  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • The Left Enlargement Of The Heart, Arteriosclerosis
  • Heart Attack, Stroke
  • Impaired glucose metabolism to Diabetes
  • Fat metabolism disorders
  • Increased Blood Clotting
  • Gout, Spinal Diseases, Osteoarthritis
  • Bile Diseases Of The Bladder, Fatty Liver, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease,
  • Dementia
  • Hormonal disorders (for example, reduced fertility)
  • Lung and breathing problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cancer (such as breast cancer, uterus cancer, intestinal cancer, gall bladder cancer, kidney cancer)
  • Problems with wound healing, increased surgical and anesthetic risk, increased complication rates during pregnancy

Obesity: consequences of a General nature

This includes General complaints in the case of obesity, such as increased sweating, shortness of breath and joint pain. In the case of Adipositas permagna, the activities of daily living are frequently limited. Many of those Affected feel their massive Obesity as a limitation of the quality of life or suffer the reactions of their environment.

In people with obesity, the Rate of depression and anxiety disorders is increased. Numerous studies on obesity have shown that a high BMI with a shortened life expectancy.

Obesity: BMI and fat distribution

The risk of complications in obesity not only depends on the BMI, but also strongly depends on how the excess weight is distributed:

  • Now we know that the so-called Apfeltyp, in which the fat stores are around the mid-body (and thus also to the internal organs), has a particularly large risk for cardiovascular diseases.
  • The Birnentyp in contrast, the fat pads tend to be more on the hips and thighs comfortably, and is less at risk.

Generally serves as a rough indicator of waist circumference in women, this shows from 80 cm increased risk in men and 94 cm. By the way: One physically fit person with a higher BMI probably has diseases, a lower risk of a result than someone with just a little Overweight, never moves.

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