Risks of Being Obese / Overweight

Being overweight is not a cosmetic problem. Being in this condition sure does come with some negatives more than its benefits. This article will tell you the major risks of being overweight/obese.

RISKS OF BEING OBESE / OVERWEIGHT

overweight_!

  • Coronary Heart Disease
    • CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque (plak) builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart. Obesity can also leads to heart failure. This is a serious condition in which your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs.
  • High Blood Pressure
    • Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.
  • Stroke
    • Being overweight or obese can lead to a buildup of plaque in your arteries. Eventually, an area of plaque can rupture, causing a blood clot to form.

      If the clot is close to your brain, it can block the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain and cause a stroke. The risk of having a stroke rises as BMI increases.

  • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, level is too high. In type 2 diabetes, the body’s cells don’t use insulin properly. At first, the body reacts by making more insulin. Over time, however, the body can’t make enough insulin to control its blood sugar level.
    • Diabetes is a leading cause of early death, CHD, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness. Most people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight.

  • Abnormal Blood Fats
    • If you’re overweight or obese, you’re at increased risk of having abnormal levels of blood fats. These include high levels of triglycerides and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Abnormal levels of these blood fats are a risk factor for Coronary Heart Disease
  • Cancer
    • Being overweight or obese raises your risk for colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder cancers.
  • Osteo-arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis is a common joint problem of the knees, hips, and lower back. The condition occurs if the tissue that protects the joints wears away. Extra weight can put more pressure and wear on joints, causing pain.
  • Sleep Apnea
    • A person who has sleep apnea may have more fat stored around the neck. This can narrow the airway, making it hard to breathe.
  • Gallstones
    • Gallstones are hard pieces of stone-like material that form in the gallbladder. They’re mostly made of cholesterol. Gallstones can cause stomach or back pain.
    • People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of having gallstones. Also, being overweight may result in an enlarged gallbladder that doesn’t work well.
  • Psychological Problems
    • Many people can also develop psychological problems because of being overweight or obese. For example: low self-esteem; poor self-image (not liking how you look); low confidence; feelings of isolation. These feelings may affect your relationships with family members and friends and, if they become severe, may lead to depression

 

Being obese or overweight does not come with good package. So it would be wise to start shredding some of those excess fats and start having healthier life style.

How-Weight-Loss-Works-02

If you like this or other articles in this blog, subscribe to Fitness Headquarters. It is free.

Scroll down to leave a comment. I really want to know what you think.

Advertisements

Author: Fitness HQ

I used to be an over-weight guy. I tried so hard on different kind of diets (yoyo diets, skipping meals, meal only once a day) and yet I achieved nothing. Until I went to the gym by myself, people looking down at me, learning my way how to lift a weight. It feels great to be able to change my lifestyle, my body and how people see me. I prove that I can be different. I am here to help people that experiences the same problem that I used to have and try to help them achieve their fitness goals. I am happy to lend my hand and my knowledge to be able to change someone's life. Everyone deserves to feel great about themselves!

1 thought on “Risks of Being Obese / Overweight”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s