Obesity leads to these terrible diseases

Diverse eating habits and lifestyles have brought about obesity as a huge problem worldwide. Apart from the odd looks a person may get by being obese, there are some really horrendous diseases listed below for your knowledge.

  1. Diabetes: Obesity is one of the major causes of diabetes.
  2. Types of Cancer: Obesity increases the risk of cancer by 25-35%.
  3. Congestive Heart Failure: Imagine of the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood to different body parts.
  4. Heart Enlargement: Heart muscles overwork to pump blood to all body parts in obese people. This extra work results in heart enlargement.
  5. Strokes: Obesity causes inadequate blood supply to brain cells resulting in strokes.
  6. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Being obese can lead to polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  7. Pulmonary Embolism: Pulmonary embolism is fatal blockage of arteries. Many obese people are inactive, thus, fat is accumulated in arteries.
  8. Gastro-esophageal Reflux or Heartburn: In this disease, the stomach-juices and acid goes back to esophagus causing discomfort and burning sensations.
  9. Osteoarthritis: Obesity adds to pressure on the joints, thus, causing osteoarthritis.
  10. Fatty Liver Disease: It is the accumulation of fat in liver cells and is irreversible.
  11. Erectile Dysfunction: This is a failure to have or keep an erection. Obesity increases the risk of erectile dysfunction.

The first and best way to avoid the above mentioned diseases is to avoid getting overweight. Consult your doctor or learn the techniques to keep in proper shape from a registered therapist.

Irfan Hayat -