Dangers of being Overweight
Some of the dangers of being overweight include developing:
High Blood Pressure: When you have excess body fat, your body retains sodium. When your body retains sodium, blood volume increases and blood pressure rises. High blood pressure causes your heart to work harder, which is dangerous for the heart.
Diabetes: Obesity is the leading cause of type 2 diabetes. Excess fat makes your body resistant to insulin. When your body is resistant to insulin, your cells can't get the energy they need.
Metabolic syndrome: (also called syndrome X) is a pre-diabetic condition that is significantly associated with heart disease and higher mortality rates from all causes.
Stroke: Stroke is something similar to heart attack happening in brain.
Heart Failure:Obesity is associated with both hypertension and Type 2 diabetes, conditions that place people at risk for heart failure.
Abnormal blood fats: A diet high in saturated fats increases the level of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Triglyceride levels (the major form of fat storage in the body) are usually high in obese people, while HDL levels (the "good" cholesterol) tend to be low.
Osteoarthritis: Excess weight adds pressure to joints and wears away at the cartilage that protects them.
Cancer: Men and women who are overweight have a higher risk of developing many different kinds of cancer. Some of them are cancers of Breast, Prostate, Cervix, Uterus, Colon and rectum, Esophagus(food pipe) and prostate.
Gallstones: Gallstones are more common in people who are overweight. The connection between gallstones and weight is unclear.
Weak Pelvic Muscles: Uterus and rectal prolapse
Hernias: Hiatus hernia and Inguinal hernia are much common in obese people
Physical Discomfort: As fat accumulates, it crowds the space occupied by your organs. People who are overweight may have difficulty breathing, walking or sitting.
Liver Disease: Fatty Liver and Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease(NASH) are common in obese people. NASH can cause liver damage that is similar to liver injury seen in alcoholism
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They often occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.
The more overweight a person is, the greater more severe the sleep apnea will be.
Untreated sleep apnea itself can:
- Increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes
- Increase the risk of, or worsen, heart failure
- Make arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats, more likely
- Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents
Benefits of Slimming
1. Increased energy level
2. Lower your cholesterol levels
3. Reduce your blood pressure
4. Reduced aches and pains
5. Improved mobility
6. Improve your breathing.
7. Help you sleep better and wake more rested
8. Prevention of angina, chest pain caused by decreased oxygen to the heart
9. Decreases your risk of sudden death from heart disease or stroke
10. Prevention of Type 2 diabetes
11. Improved blood sugar levels
12. Increased sexual performance and satisfaction
13. Just a reduction of 10% body weight have tremendous advantages:
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a tool that helps you measure the amount of body fat you have based on your height and weight.
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