Attributed to Obesity
Obesity is a growing concern in the United States; overweight
rates have doubled among children and tripled among adolescents.
This increases the number of years that they are exposing
themselves to dangerous health risks associated with obesity.
Here is a list of diseases or conditions that can be attributed
1. Diabetes, a disorder where the pancreas is not producing
enough or sometimes not any insulin. Diabetes can lead to
a whole host of other medical issues and obesity is one of
the main causes.
2. Cancer has many different forms and types; many of them
could be prevented with more attention to eating healthily
and avoiding obesity.
3. Congestive heart failure is a condition in which your heart
can't pump enough blood to your body's other organs.
4. Enlarged heart is another heart condition where the muscle
of your heart becomes larger due to being overworked, which
naturally happens if you are overweight.
5. Pulmonary embolism is a sometimes fatal blockage of an
artery. Being overweight causes most people to reduce activity,
and after time lack of activity can result in an embolism.
6. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease happens when stomach
acid and juices flow from your stomach back up into your esophagus.
It is common in overweight people.
7. Fatty liver disease is a reversible condition in which
large pockets of fat accumulate in liver cells.
8. Urinary incontinence is the inability to control urination.
It is frequently associated with obesity, weak bladder and
pelvic floor muscles.
9. Chronic renal failure, meaning your kidneys fail to work,
is a much greater risk to those who are overweight or obese.
10. Lymph edema is a condition that occurs from a damaged
or dysfunctional lymphatic system, sometimes caused by people
suffering from obesity actually crushing their own lymphatics.
11. Cellulitis is a spreading infection, involving both the
dermis and subcutaneous skin tissues, resulting from poor
lymph flow caused by obesity.
12. Pickwickian syndrome is characterized by sleep apnea
resulting from obesity placing an excessive load on your pulmonary
13. Osteoarthritis is a clinical syndrome in which low-grade
inflammation results in pain in your joints. It is caused
by abnormal wearing of the cartilage, oftentimes due to obesity.
14. Gout occurs when uric acid accumulates in
your blood. Nerve endings then become irritated, causing extreme
pain, which is made worse by carrying extra weight.
15. Gallbladder disease commonly affects overweight
people as a result of high blood cholesterol levels, which
cause gall stones. According to a Surgeon General report,
obesity is responsible for 300,000 deaths every year in the
Information taken From www.mercola.com 2011
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