Complications of Obesity
Obesity constitutes a serious health risk and often leads to a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol,high blood pressure, some types of cancer, sleep apnoea and back and joint pain.
It has been estimated that the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes is increased 93-fold in women and 42-fold in men who are severely obese rather than those with a healthy weight.
Other Obesity related Medical Complications
- Pulmonary disease or abnormal function of the respiratory system
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Hypoventilation syndrome
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis of the liver
- Abnormal menstruation, infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Gall bladder disease
- Cancer of the breast, uterus, cervix, colon, esophagus, pancreas, kidney, prostate
- Venous stasis