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When discussing obesity and reasons why it is dangerous, people usually do not have in mind a couple of pounds more, but extreme obesity which endangers the health of a person. What are medical consequences of obesity?


It has to be said that everything that disturbs a natural balance and harmony in the organism will disturb the health status, which might lead to some medical consequences. Therefore, when a person eats too much, including bad food as well, the body’s weight will increase and fat tissue will be accumulated. Of course, this condition is called obesity and it has its negative effects. One of the first symptoms is lack of energy. Actually, the amount of energy is the same as before, but now, with more weight to move, the body spends more energy for same motions and becomes tired. Also, there is an increased risk of becoming affected by diabetes, which happens because glucose levels in the blood are very high, so high that pancreas simply cannot produce enough insulin, which makes it possible for the glucose to enter the cells. Diabetes is not life threatening condition, but only provided a person obeys certain rules and follows a strict life regime, with restrictive diets and light physical activity.

Cardiovascular system is also a victim of obesity. When a lot of fat is inserted via food, there is also a lot of cholesterol that might accumulate in the bloodstream. This cholesterol can create physical obstacles for blood to flow freely, which is a big problem if it happens in small arteries (especially those that bring nutrients to the heart muscles). So, this problem can become a dangerous situation, if a heart attack happens. In this situation, exercising is not helping much; cholesterol has to be reduced with changes in the menu.


These are all major things because of which obesity should be eliminated, if possible. There is also one more thing that is problematic for obese people and it refers to the loss of self-confidence and cutting down socializing to a needed minimum. Most of obese people are not so eager to go out; they think they look ridiculous and that they will not find a partner easily. This is all wrong thinking, but it also might be a good motivator for starting with weight reduction process.

For losing weight, there are numerous diets and workout types to choose from, but it might be a good idea to consult a doctor about what diet would be safe, what level of exercising intensity should be applied etc.

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