From a few days, you might feel that gaining weight has become your worst enemy. You try everything that is told to maintain your weight. Nothing works, you worry about what can happen to your body if you continue to gain weight. Become sick, or can you lose weight again?
Life will be much easier if losing weight is as easy as gaining. It only takes a few days for you to see the difference in the way you look and feel. And not only lifestyle habits can cause weight gain. Several different health conditions can also cause this extra pound. Regardless of the cause of your weight gain, knowing what happens to your body when you gain weight is very helpful.
Being overweight is when your body has too much fat. Being overweight can cause damage to your body. People with overweight are more likely to develop other diseases. These include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and more. If you are pregnant, being overweight can cause short-term and long-term health problems for you and your child. Combined with obesity, this disease can worsen human health. In some cases, they can cause disability or premature death.
The biggest health problems in the world is gaining weight. It is related to several related conditions, commonly known as metabolic syndrome.
This article provided by Dr Venu Gopal Pareek shows more about the relationship between being overweight and many health conditions. Here also explained how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight can help you and your loved ones stay healthy as you get older.
What Types Of Health Problems Are Related To Overweight?
Gaining excess weight can cause or increase the risk for many health problems, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease and strokes
- Certain types of cancer
- Sleep apnea
- Fatty liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Pregnancy problems such as high blood sugar during pregnancy, high blood pressure and an increased risk of caesarean section
Let us see how the above health conditions linked to overweight.
How is type 2 diabetes-related to obesity?
Most of the adults with diabetes are overweight or obese. It is not clear why people with overweight are more likely to develop diabetes. Overweight can cause cells to mutate and become resistant to the hormone insulin. Insulin carries blood sugar to cells, which is used for our energy. When a person is resistant to insulin, blood sugar cannot be absorbed by cells, thus causes high blood sugar. As blood sugar levels are very high viscosity of the blood will go up and pumping also becomes harder and deposition of fat also becomes high thus causing obesity.
How is Hypertension Linked to Obesity?
High blood pressure is associated with being overweight in several ways. Large body size can increase blood pressure because your heart has to pump harder to supply all cells with blood. Excess fat can also damage your kidneys, which helps regulate blood pressure.
How is heart disease related to obesity?
People who are overweight or obese have health problems that can increase the risk of heart disease. These health problems include high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Besides, being overweight can cause changes in your heart that make it difficult to send blood to all cells in your body.
How is stroke related to obesity?
Obesity are known to increase blood pressure. The leading cause of heart stroke is hypertension. Obesity also increases the likelihood of developing other stroke-related problems, including high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and heart disease.
How is cancer associated with obesity?
Weight gain as an adult increases the risk of some cancers, even if weight gain does not cause overweight or obesity. It is not known exactly how obesity increases the risk of cancer. Fat cells can secrete hormones that affect cell growth and cause cancer. Eating habits or physical activity that can trigger obesity can also increase cancer risk.
What types of cancer are associated with being overweight and obese?
Obesity increases the risk of developing several cancers, including the following:
- Breast, after menopause
- Colon and rectum
- Endometrium (lining of the uterus)
How is sleep apnea related to obesity?
The primary risk factor for sleep apnea is gaining weight. People who are overweight may have more fat stored in their necks. It can narrow the airways. A person with a smaller airway can breathe difficulty or makes loud sounds (like snoring). Also, fat stored in the neck and throughout the body can produce inflammatory substances. Inflammation that caused in the neck is a risk factor for sleep apnea.
How is osteoarthritis linked to obesity?
Aside from joint injury, older age and genetic factors, obesity is a risk factor for osteoarthritis. Extra weight can cause extra strain on the joints and cartilage (the hard but slippery tissue that covers the ends of your bones in the joints) and causes wear and tear. Also, people with more body fat may have higher levels of substances that cause inflammation. Inflamed joints can increase the risk of osteoarthritis.
How is a respiratory disease linked to obesity?
People with obesity have reduced lung capacity and are at higher risk of respiratory infections. They are more likely to have asthma and other respiratory problems. Asthma has been proven to be three to four times more common in obese people.
More than half of those affected by obesity suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In cases of severe obesity, this value is around 90 percent. OSA is an acute respiratory disease. OSA occurs when excess fat in the neck, throat, and tongue blocks the airways during sleep. This blockage causes apnea, which means the person stops breathing for a while. A person with OSA can have hundreds of episodes of apnea every night. Apnea episodes reduce the amount of oxygen in a person’s blood.
OSA can cause high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure. OSA can cause cardiac death and sudden stroke. Because episodes of apnea interfere with the normal sleep cycle, you might not be able to sleep well. It can cause fatigue and dizziness. If left untreated, this drowsiness can increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents.
How is a fatty liver disease associated with being overweight?
The cause of fatty liver disease is still unknown. This disease most often affects middle-aged people, people who are overweight or obese, and diabetes. Fatty liver disease can also affect children.
How is Kidney Disease Related to Obesity?
Being overweight increases the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, the most common cause of chronic kidney disease. Recent studies have shown that obesity can increase chronic kidney disease and accelerate its development even without this risk.
How is the pregnancy problem of being overweight related?
Pregnant women who are overweight are more likely to develop diabetes and hypertension. Obesity also increases the risks associated with surgery and anaesthesia, and severe obesity increases the time of surgery and blood loss.
Too much weight gain during pregnancy can have long term effects on mother and child. This effect includes the mother becoming overweight or obese after birth. Another risk is that the baby will gain more weight later as a child or an adult.
If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor about how much weight gain is right for you during pregnancy.
What are pregnancy problems related to obesity?
Obesity increases the risk of maternal and child health problems that can occur during pregnancy. Pregnant women who are overweight or obese may be at higher risk of:
- Development of gestational diabetes (high blood sugar during pregnancy)
- Preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy, which can cause severe problems for mother and child if left untreated)
- A cesarean section, so it takes longer to recover after giving birth
- Alzheimer’s disease: Research has shown that middle-aged obesity can contribute to diseases that increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Suicide: Research has shown an association between severe obesity and depression. Physical and social problems associated with obesity can contribute to this depression.
- Septicemia: Septicemia is a severe infection that can quickly cause septic shock and death. Research has shown that people who suffer from obesity, especially severe obesity, have a higher risk of developing septicemia.
- Other life-threatening conditions: gestational diabetes and preeclampsia during pregnancy, increased miscarriage and stillbirth, increased gallbladder disease, pancreatitis and more.
- Other conditions that lead to decreased quality of life: stress incontinence, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility and skin folds.
How Can One reduce the risk of overweight and obesity health problems?
If you are considered overweight and only lose 5 percent of your body weight, you can reduce the risk of various diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you weigh 200 pounds, that means you lose 10 pounds. Slow and stable weight loss 1/2 to 2 pounds a week and no more than 3 pounds a week is the safest way to lose weight.
The doctor recommends exercise from moderate aerobic activity (like biking or brisk walking) for at least 150 minutes a week. You may need to be active for more than 300 minutes a week to lose or lose weight. Besides, you should do muscle-strengthening activities (such as push-ups or sit-ups) at least twice a week.
Follow Dietary Guidelines provided by the doctor who recommends many tips for healthy eating that you can also use to control your weight. Here are a few examples:
- Have half of the plate of vegetables and fruits.
- Replace unrefined grains (white bread, pasta, white rice) with whole-grain products (whole-grain bread, brown rice and oatmeal).
- Enjoy lean sources of protein such as lean meat, seafood, beans and peas, soybeans, nuts and seeds.
For some people who are obese and have health problems, bariatric surgery can be an option. Bariatric surgery has been proven effective in promoting weight loss and reducing the risk of many health problems.
Being overweight can have a dramatic impact on your body. Diseases caused by obesity can affect your health. However, many of these complications can be avoided or cured by weight loss with the help of some recommendations provided by a doctor or by bariatric surgery.
By changing your lifestyle with exercise and diet, you can control many of these risk factors. If you are overweight, your doctor can help you start a weight loss program. The initial goal of losing 5% to 10% of your current body weight will be to reduce the risk of diseases associated with obesity significantly.
If you are overweight and suffering from metabolic syndrome, then meet Dr Venu Gopal Pareek. He can provide you with the guidelines for your weight loss and also seeing your weight he can suggest you with bariatric surgery and which type is better for you. So why late contact Dr Venugopal Pareek at 91-777-77715.
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