What is Obesity and What Condition Can Be Attributed to Obesity ?

What is Obesity and What Condition Can Be Attributed to Obesity ?

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight.

Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases. Here are 20 diseases or conditions that can be attributed to obesity.

  1. Diabetics
  2. Cancers have many different forms and types.
  3. Congestive heart failure
  4. The enlarged heart is another heart condition
  5. Pulmonary embolism
  6. Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  7. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease
  8. Fatty liver disease
  9. A hernia
  10. Erectile dysfunction
  11. Urinary incontinence
  12. Chronic renal failure
  13. Lymphedema
  14. Cellulitis is a spreading infection
  15. Stroke is caused by a lack of blood supply to your brain.
  16. Sleep apnea
  17. Depression
  18. Osteoarthritis
  19. Uric acid accumulates in your blood.
  20. Gallbladder disease.

Obesity is a growing problem in the world. It is responsible for 300,000 deaths every year in the United States.



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