Weight Gain and Health-Related Risks Of Obesity.
Weight Gain is one of the concerns of people globally. While some of the Individuals experience weight gain at random life events but weight gain may be due to some underlying disease.
In the USA and other developed and developing countries, obesity is a rising concern because people who are obese are prone to more health-related risks than normal healthy weight individuals.
Obesity is generally defined by Body Mass Index which is measured if a person is healthy and overweight. Obese patients are at high risk of diseases like cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, arthritis. People have started taking measures to take care of their health and now they pay more attention to their weight as they are aware of what health risks obesity comes with.
- Cancer is found to be associated with obesity, meningioma, multiple myeloma, breast cancers, etc. New cancer cases which are related to obesity have shown an increase, the rates of obesity-related cancers are increasing and that’s a major problem. Keeping a healthy weight can play an essential role in cancer prevention. Almost half of the cancer cases diagnosed in the global population are associated with obesity. What can people do if they want to maintain good health is to focus on the diet and check for underlying diseases.
- Diabetes is another disease that is highly linked to obesity. If you are overweight you have an 80-85% risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The fact to be noted is that if you are obese and are at greater risk of diabetes you will start gaining excess weight around your abdomen and weight loss methods won't show much progress. Fat metabolism is also observed to be affected in diabetes patients. Fat tissues release fat molecules into the blood which decreases insulin sensitivity. Appropriate exercises should be done daily which the younger generation doesn’t usually do, but for the sake of health, it is necessary.
- Heart Disease is the most common disease in the global population. Unhealthy food, unhealthy lifestyle are the ones that contribute to obesity and in return, obesity contributes to heart diseases. Obesity causes the bad cholesterol which is LDL to rise in the blood and lowers good cholesterol which is HDL. Overweight people need to pump more blood that supplies oxygen and that contributes to high BP. This leads individuals to become more prone to heart diseases like stroke, Hyperlipidemia, and coronary heart diseases.
- Depression, well, yes depression is related to obesity whether it is due to the insecurity of obese people towards their weight and appearance or poor food choices. Depression and obesity are linked. Bad childhood experiences influence the mental health of an individual and hormonal disturbances which causes stress and anxiety. So, it’s no wonder that obesity is contributing to depression.
- PCOS is also known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Many women across the globe are concerned about weight gain, they gain weight despite regular exercise and a balanced diet. So, what’s causing the body to behave in such an abnormal way. The reason you might not be able to lose weight is PCOS. Consulting a physician would be the best choice because PCOS can also lead to other abnormalities.
This was all about obesity and related health concerns accompanying Obesity. However, I also suggest that you should consult your physician which will advise you in the best possible way. Attention should also be paid to regular exercises and healthy food.