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Health Risks Associated With Obesity
Weight Loss has come to be associated with looking good of late.
But there is much more to gaining weight than just looking ugly.
Women need to be aware of the health risks associated with weight
gain to be able to prevent undesirable situations for themselves
and their families. Take a look at how obesity can lead to
disastrous results and start taking steps to ensure a healthy life
for your family.
Never heard of that before? Well, you must definitely have heard
of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Blood Cholesterol levels and
Triglyceride levels. All these combined together are known as
'Metabolic Syndrome' and Obesity is one of the major risks leading
to this clustering of diseases.
One of the major risks posed by Obesity is Heart Failure. Weight
Reduction through regular dietary control and physical activity is
an important non-pharmacological measure to prevent heart failure.
Another heart related risk posed by obesity is 'Enlarged Heart'
which in turn leads to other problems like arrhythmia and
dizziness, varicose veins etc.
Women's Health Problems
Women who wish to conceive must specially beware of the risks
associated with obesity. From hormonal disorders like Polycystic
Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) to even Infertility issues, weight gain poses
a big threat. It might also cause stillbirth. Obesity is also an
important risk factor for Breast Cancer and Uterine Cancer. Obesity
also causes several menstrual disorders and other disorders like
the inability to control urine excretion.
Obesity affects the Digestive Tract which is responsible for
digestion and excretion and hence causes diseases like the 'Gastroesophageal
Reflux Disease' which indicates damage produced by the abnormal
reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus, fatty liver disease,
gallstones, hernia, and colorectal cancer.
Stretch marks and cellulite are women's worst enemies and you
owe them to your weight. And what is more, your weight might also
be the culprit behind hyper pigmentation of your skin, Lymphoedema,
boils and inflammations or rashes in your skin.
Affecting Your Body
Obesity leads to increased Uric Acid levels in your body which
lead to severe complications like Gout which may even lead to
Kidney Stones. Arthritis, immobility, pain in the thighs and back
pain (especially lower back pain) also owe their causes to the
extra pounds that you carry.
Affecting Your Brain
Obesity also causes brain damage, the effects of which slowly
start to show up in the form of memory loss, loss of attention,
increasingly lacking problem-solving abilities, disorientation from
a subject etc. The causes of headaches and depression are also
attributed to weight gain. The worst obesity can affect your brain
is by initiating or supporting a stroke which could prove fatal.
It is not too late to gear up and form a 'Healthy Lifestyle
Plan' for yourself and your family and bring it into immediate
action. This could certainly be the best thing you ever did for