Recent studies have shown that obesity is on the rise among adults as well as children.  Nearly 2.8 million death occurrences are reported due to being overweight or obese. Overweight and Obesity are severe conditions in which a person has a harmful amount of body fat or an unhealthy pattern of body fat distribution. It could raise overweight risk factors of several serious health complications. Excess body fat puts an unnecessary strain on the bones as well as on the internal and external organs. It could also cause complex hormonal changes and alterations in body metabolism, which, as a result, increase inflammation in the body.

There are several ways that determine the obesity of a person. BMI (Body Mass Index) is one of the methods that tells us if a person is obese or no. If the BMI  of a person adds up to be more than 30 or higher, they are considered to be obese.

Being overweight or obese doesn’t necessarily mean you have related health problems, but it definitely increases Overweight disease risk or Overweight risk of diabetes. Here are some of the Overweight risk or Overweight diseases, you could find yourself in as a result of obesity.

  • Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the common health risks of being obese. When the blood sugar level is higher than average, over time it can develop into type 2 diabetes. This can have an adverse effect on your health, lead to other health diseases and can also be fatal in some cases. Hence, losing weight is extremely important. With regular exercise and a controlled diet, you can lose weight. 

When unwanted fats build up in your liver, it may scar tissue. This is also known as cirrhosis. Here the liver fails to function smoothly, and can also shut down completely. The symptoms may not even appear until serious damage is done. The causes for the deposition of fat in the liver can be alcohol consumption, obesity, high sugar, etc. Regular exercise and weight loss are the two key ways to treat this disease. 

  • High Blood Pressure: 

Hypertension in layman’s terms is known as high blood pressure. The heart has to pump blood in a manner that is supplied to each part of the body. The body is huge because of obesity, there is an added pressure on the heart to supply blood. It becomes a challenging task for an average-sized heart to provide blood to all of your cells. This force pushes on your artery walls and causing them  damage in the process. Hence, it is recommended to exercise 20-30 minutes every day, followed by a strict diet that limits your sodium intake to only 1,500 milligrams a day. Consumption of alcohol and smoking must be strictly avoided. Getting your BMI close to 25 will surely help to bring down blood pressure and improve your health significantly.

  • Depression: 

Yes, it’s true! Depression is one of the effects of obesity. Many people affected by obesity experience depression. Some studies have found a strong association between obesity and depression as people usually end up comparing themselves, with the ‘perfect body’ images portrayed on social media. Being overweight can result in low self-esteem and self-confidence so a good diet and exercise plan needs to be followed. Depression can happen due to discrimination or constant judgments about their body weight by others. If you experience depression due to being overweight, you should seek the help of a counselor to guide you to a better path in life and provide you with encouragement and help in achieving weight loss goals

  • Cancer: 

Being obese increases your exposure to various cancerous diseases. Breast cancer, kidney, or Colorectal cancer are mostly caused because of being overweight. When you are obese, the cells in your body, specifically, the fat cells secrete an increased amount of hormones, which in turn changes the growth rate of cells in your body. Your lifestyle too can cause you in being obese, and your chances of having cancer. Regardless of your weight, you should avoid consuming or exposing yourself to harmful contents that could degrade your health and cause terminal illnesses such as cancer.

  • Issues during pregnancy: 

Pregnant mothers or women who are trying to conceive may experience a lot of trouble if they are having overweight problems. Pregnant women can carry the risk of getting gestational diabetes, preeclampsia that is damage in organs such as kidney or liver, or fatally high blood pressure that could harm both the mother as well as the foetus. It decreases the chances of the natural birth of children. C-sections, which are generally safe, can be risky too. It could also increase the chances of the premature birth of the baby, or the baby having spinal cord or brain problems. There is a higher chance of the baby being stillborn. It is best for you as well as your baby’s health to work with your doctor to devise a suitable weight-loss method to avoid complications in your pregnancy.

There are several more severe diseases that can cause obesity. Striking a balance between healthy eating habits and regular exercise can help you keep yourself fit and burn extra calories. Losing weight is a must to lead a disease-free life. If you are overweight and need proper guidance for your obesity management plan, reach out to Dr. Nivedita Pandey, who specializes in this manner of treatments to help you attain your goal and stay fit she is also well known for her nutritional counseling services and teleconsultation services.  You can also find her as hepatologist in Patna or the best doctor for hepatitis b in Patna, a gastroenterologist in Faridabad, the best gastro doctor in Delhi, NCR, a gastroenterologist In Uttarakhand, a liver specialist in Jhansi, best gastroenterologist in Jammu take advantage of the online gastroenterology consultation to gastroenterologist live chat and receive the best treatment that your body deserves!

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