Obesity and its consequences on your health!

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Obesity is the most common metabolic disease. Besides aesthetic or social aspects of obesity, it is a real danger because of the diseases it can cause; obesity can eventually affect the quality of life and significantly reduce life expectancy.

If you have weight problems, the first thing you need to become aware of is that you are addicted. Yes, you are addicted to fattening foods that trigger an unhealthy lifestyle. One of the most important factors in fighting against obesity is giving up the sedentary lifestyle and adopting an active lifestyle and positive thinking.

Important: make sure you monitor your sleeping periods! The duration and regularity of sleep is essential in preventing overweight and obesity.

Obesity affects health irreparably!

The most important diseases associated with obesity are cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, some cancers and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson).

Morbid obesity causes an increase of 70% of coronary artery diseases and doubles the number of deaths caused by acute myocardial infarction. Recent studies have shown that for every ten percent gained weight, the prevalence of coronary artery disease increases by 20%. In contrast, weight loss increases cardiovascular risk by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides levels.

Gaining weight increases mortality by 20%

Diabetes is strongly associated with obesity; nowadays are talk more and more about “diabesity” which is  considered one of the top five causes of death. For a diabetic, a weight loss of about 10 kg will determine an increase in his life expectancy of 35%.

Gall bladder cancers, prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovaries cancer occur in 40% of obese people

Obesity can also cause or exacerbate the following pathologies: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, gout, infertility, liver disease, pancreatitis, gynecological complications and obstructive sleep apnea.

Last but not least, obesity severely affects the QUALITY OF LIFE; people suffering from this disease are often stigmatized and discriminated. Obese people have a negative perception of their own image which is also supported by other people.

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