Obesity is associated with many health and medical problems. What’s worse is that the progression of the disease is largely silent, slowly affecting every body system with little to no obvious signs.
Here are the top 25 health problems associated with Obesity:
#1: Type II Diabetes
Almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity. People who are overweight or have obesity have added pressure on their body's ability to use insulin to properly control blood sugar levels, and are therefore more likely to develop diabetes. The number of diabetes cases among American adults increased by a third during the 1990s, and additional increases are expected. This rapid increase in the occurrence of diabetes is mostly attributed to the growing prevalence of obesity in the United States.
What can you do to prevent diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable. Studies have found that lifestyle changes and small amounts of weight loss in the range of 5-10% can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes among high-risk adults. Lifestyle interventions including diet and moderate to intense physical activity (such as walking for 150 minutes per week) were used in these studies to produce small amounts of weight loss. The development of diabetes was reduced by 40% to 60% during these studies, which lasted three to six years. Preventing weight gain, increasing activity levels and working toward small amounts of weight loss if you are overweight can have a big impact on the likelihood that you will develop diabetes in the future. Thus far, weight management is the best thing you can do to prevent the development of diabetes.
#3: Ischaemic Heart Disease
#4: Blood clots
#5: Liver failure
#6: Fatty liver
#7: Liver cirrhosis
#8: Sleep Apnoea
#12: Kidney stones
#14: Sexual dysfunction
#15: High cholesterol
#17: Breast Cancer
#19: Bowel Cancer
#23: Cellulitus, skin infections
#24: Lower back pain
At Life Weight Loss we understand obesity is now recognised as a very real and genuine medical condition. Our team's medical director, Dr Ertugrul Kemal Durmush, is a world recognised leader in Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery and has performed over 2,500 weight loss procedures.
If you are thinking of losing weight through a surgical procedure, our specialist team can guide you through a range of weight loss treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, to help you reach your full potential and bring your weight to a safer range.
Call Life Weight Loss, your Complete Care Centre on 1300 669 259 and let our team help you start living a better life.
Obesity has wide implications, it is grossly under treated and largely misunderstood.