5 Major health issues due to Obesity

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Ok! Let’s solve this problem once and for all. How to know whether you fall under the criteria of being normal, healthy or overweight? Answer is get your BMI checked; Body Max index indicates the high body fatness. If you come under the category of being overweight, then you are in trouble and this article is for you.

Obesity doesn’t come alone; it brings number of chronic health problems along. Our body is meant to move around. The more we will stay active the more our organs will function properly making our muscles strong and utilizing the fat deposits.

In this article we will highlight 5 major health issues that are caused by OBESITY:

CANCER

Cancers such as Breast, Uterus, Colon, and Kidney are mostly linked with obesity. Being overweight can leave hazardous impact on our vital organs. In order to prevent yourself from life-threatening diseases, keep your weight in check.

Type 2 Diabetes

People who are obese are more likely to suffer from Type 2 Diabetes. By losing weight, eating well and exercise can decrease your chances of getting diabetes to great extent.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a joint condition that mainly affects hip, knee or back. Too much weight puts pressure on our joints resulting in wearing away of the protective sheet cartilage; that provides cushioning to the joints. Losing weight can greatly reduce the pressure on knees, hip and lower back making the symptoms of osteoarthritis less painful. It’s always better to consult an orthopedic surgeon in case of severe pain in joints and back.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is condition in which breathing disrupts while person is asleep. The more a person is obese the more likely he/she will have trouble breathing while sleeping. Sleep apnea can incur the problem of loud snoring and can put brief stop on breathing and in the morning it may cause daytime sleepiness.

Heart disease

Obesity can become a cause of hypertension and high cholesterol; both can lead to the symptoms of heart attack. Good news is losing weight can greatly reduce your chances of suffering from heart disease or stroke. In case of any discomfort and if symptoms of heart attack appear always check with your cardiologist

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.
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