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Effects of Obesity on Your Health

Obesity

According to WHO, “Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.”

How can you calculate obesity?

A measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). It calculates your weight in relation to your height.

  • A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese.
  • A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight.

Another method of calculating obesity is waist size. There are higher chances ofdeveloping diseases related to obesity in:-

  • Women with a waist size of more than 35 inches.
  • Men with a waist size of more than 40 inches.

Health risks related to obesity

Excess weight may increase the risk for many health problems, including:-

  • type 2 diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease and strokes
  • certain types of cancer
  • sleep apnea
  • osteoarthritis
  • fatty liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • pregnancy problems, such as high blood sugar during pregnancy, high blood pressure

People who are overweight or obese often have health problems that may increase the risk for heart disease. These health problems include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. In addition, excess weight may cause changes to your heart that make it work harder to send blood to all the cells in your body.

 Weight loss may improve blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood flow.

How to manage obesity?

  • Watch your diet.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • In extreme cases, your doctor might recommend you surgeries like Bariatric surgery for weight loss.

Visit our specialists at CMC for any information on obesity and its ill effects on your health. We at CMC promise you to help you improve your health with our best services.