Your Weight Matters: 5 Effects Of Obesity On Men’s Health

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Thanks to media for creating awareness regarding Weight-loss, Exercise, Healthy diet, Good looks etc but have you ever thought that why mostly all these advertisements you see on a Television are targeting women only?

It could be because they are more conscious about their weight than men.

Well, men tend to gain weight too and just like women they also struggle physically, emotionally and socially to get rid of obesity. They also face a feeling decline in their self-esteem. Being obese not just makes them suffer from inferior complexity but can have a hazardous impact on their health. You can also book an appointment with the best Urologists in Pakistan via

For us, talking about health problems in men is as important as women, as they both play a vital path in every walk of life. So unlike many articles, in this article, we will focus just on men’s health which is often ignored. We will highlight that how obesity can lead to life-threatening diseases if it is not managed in time. Following are some of the effects of Obesity on Men’s health.

Metabolic Problems

Men usually gather weight around their waist where one of our main organs such as the stomach, intestines, and liver is present; these organs help us in the digestion of food.

When too much fat is deposited on waistline area it causes malfunctioning of the mentioned organs. One of the common metabolic problems is Diabetes. Obese men are more at risk of getting diabetes than the other ones.

male obesity
male obesity

Heart Attack

Added weight puts men at risk of cardiac diseases such as heart attack. Too much weight can cause high cholesterol level, high blood pressure (hypertension), impaired glucose tolerance (diabetes) and of all of these can become one of the leading factors to stimulate cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack. You can also book an appointment with the best Urologists in Lahore via

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder in which breathing can repeatedly start and stops. According to a research “Obese people have four times more chance to suffer from Sleep apnea than a normal one”. It occurs when fat layers get deposited around the upper portion of our airway which in result becomes an obstacle for breathing.


Testosterone is the major male hormone that helps in the development of male organs. Studies have found that obese men tend to have low testosterone level which can have an effect on the sperm production in males. It can put them at risk of being infertile.

Colorectal Cancer

It is also known as bowel and colon cancer. A thorough research has been done in this regard. It is found out that abdominal obesity increases the chances of colorectal cancer in both men and women. Colon cancer is basically a cancer of the large intestine, which is the final part of our digestive tract. You can also book an appointment with the best Urologists in Karachi via 

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male obesity

Obesity in men usually not highlighted enough in our society. Although it has a hazardous impact on their lives. Along with work, men need to focus on their health. Mostly desk-job is one of the leading factors of obesity in men and Men’s Health. Hence our recommendation to you is to take a break and move around to save yourself from life-threatening diseases.

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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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