Tag: Obesity


Often people blame junk or processed foods for their obesity problem. If a person weighs more than 20% of the normal weight considering his/her height, then he/she is considered as an obese person.

However, you need to keep in mind that not every obese person would have all these health issues. Also, the risk of developing health issues increases, if someone in your family suffers from it.

Check out some health issues that are connected to obesity or overweight people.

1. Heart Problems

Excess fat can make an individual more inclined to have high BP and elevated levels of cholesterol. Both of these conditions are top reasons behind the occurrence of different types of heart problems or stroke. Fortunately, even losing a small amount of weight can decrease the odds of getting affected by heart problems or a stroke. You can lower the chances of heart issues by simply losing around 10% of your bodyweight.

2. Type 2 Diabetes

The majority of people who get affected by Type 2 diabetes suffer from obesity. You can take various steps to reduce the odds of getting affected by Type 2 diabetes, such as,

• By losing weight

• Having a balanced diet

• Exercising regularly

• Sleeping adequately

If you already have Type 2 Diabetes, then you can control the levels of blood sugar by staying more active physically and by losing weight as well. More physically active means that you require less medication to control your diabetes.

3. Gallbladder Disease

If an individual is overweight, then the chances of getting a gallbladder infection and gallstones are higher. Unexpectedly, weight reduction itself, especially fast weight reduction or loss excessive weight, can make you more prone to getting affected from gallstones. However, you’ll be less likely to get gallstones if you lose weight around 1 or 2 kilograms per week.

4. Cancer

It’s quite shocking to know that different types of cancers that are connected with body parts such as colon, breast, kidney, endometrium, and esophagus are connected to obesity. A few examinations and researches have seen connections among cancers of the gallbladder, pancreas, ovaries, and with obesity problem.

5. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a joint problem that affects the hip, back, or knee of the patient. Due to the excess weight, extra pressure is put on the joints, which damages the cartilage eventually. You can reduce the stress on your lower back, knees, and hips by simply choosing weight loss, which may also improve your osteoarthritis condition.

6. Gout

The joints of an individual are affected with this health condition. This problem occurs when there’s an excess amount of uric acid present in the blood, which eventually converts into crystal form that gets stored in the joints. You’ll be surprised to know that gout affects fat or obese more compared to healthy people. In fact, the chances of getting gout increase if a person is overweight. However, you need to consult your doctor if you already have gout and planning to lose weight.

7. Sleep Apnea

It’s true that sleep apnea is connected with obesity problem. Sleep apnea is a breathing problem that develops snoring problem is disruptive breathing while sleeping. Sleep apnea is often the reason behind daytime drowsiness and increases the odds of stroke or heart problems. However, it has been seen the proper weight loss improves sleep apnea significantly.


Source by Junaid Khan


Obesity is a bit of a buzz word in modern societies. Obesity is the condition that occurs when a person eats more energy than they use. When we consume more energy than we burn, our body stores the excess as fat. A certain amount of fat is healthy and necessary; it helps to cushion and protect internal organs for instance but an excess of fat can be life threatening and be a pre-curser to a plethora of devastating diseases.

Obesity is also a worldwide epidemic with America, Europe and Australia leading the way. The connection between increasing wealth and lack of health is oddly consistent; it seems the wealthier a country becomes the greater the likelihood of obesity within its population. Obesity figures are set to continue to reach staggering heights throughout the world.

One of the biggest health consequences of obesity is diabetes which exists in two types; type 2 diabetes is the repercussion of unchecked obesity. If your BMI (body mass index) exceeds 30 then you are classified as obese. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes rises in correlation to a person’s BMI. One of the key reasons why type 2 diabetes develops in obese people is that the abdominal fat stored in the body becomes inflamed; the body produces an inflammatory response and as it does so the body becomes less receptive to the influence of insulin. People then become insulin resistant which is one of the key generators of diabetes. If you have a lot of fat stored around your waist or stomach, your chances of developing type 2 diabetes are increased hence why abdominal fat is one of the most dangerous forms of fat to have.

Type 2 diabetes naturally occurs in many people over the age of 40, but the rise of obesity rates has lead to even younger people being diagnosed. Fortunately type 2 diabetes can be reversed with a combination of exercise and healthy eating. Whether you are slim, overweight, and obese or presently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s always possible to prioritise health with nutritional eating and plenty of vigorous exercise. Used in conjunction, these 2 methods promote positive health.

It’s also possible to reduce the risk of contracting diabetes, even if you are genetically predisposed. One of the best ways to do so is to keep your weight within a healthy BMI range, which typically falls between 18 and 24.

A few ways to eliminate excess weight include:

– Drinking only water which has no calorie content

– Keeping a food journal and recording where you slip up; perhaps you have a weakness for chocolate or fried chicken?

– Keeping a record of portion size, how active you are and how varied your diet is; an online or mobile app such as my fitness pal can help you keep track

– Resist the urge to buy calorie laden snacks; if they aren’t around you’ll be less tempted to eat them!

– Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day and build up a sweat


Source by Aditya. K Kapoor

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