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Obesity-Related Chronic Disease

obesity related chronic illness

Obesity-Related Chronic Disease

Obesity is not only a problem that is impacting millions of Americans every year—but it is an issue that puts people at an increased risk of many different diseases. There are so many causes of obesity ranging from childhood influences, socioeconomic factors, overeating and the sedentary lifestyle that many people today lead.

Obesity is not only a problem that is impacting millions of Americans every year—but it is an issue that puts people at an increased risk of many different diseases. There are so many causes of obesity ranging from childhood influences, socioeconomic factors, overeating and the sedentary lifestyle that many people today lead.

Obesity is a serious issue and it is only becoming more prevalent in the United States today.

Obesity does more than just impact the way that you look and  feel, it can have some negative consequences on your health as well. The more you know about the impact of obesity on your health—the better your understanding will be of why it is so important to maintain a healthy weight.

There are several chronic (and potentially fatal) diseases that can be linked to obesity.

  • High blood pressure 
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Insulin resistance/Type 2 Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gall Bladder disease 
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome 
  • Gout
  • Cataracts 
  • Stress incontinence 

While obesity is slightly more likely to occur in men over women—these health issues can impact any gender. While some of these chronic conditions can be linked to other health issues—these conditions can all be linked back to obesity, excess fat in the body and poor diet. These are all issues that can be remedied. 

It is important to realize that the more body fat you carry—the higher your risk is for conditions such as these. With this in mind, it is important to make certain you are keeping your body fat low and maintaining a healthy Body Mass Index. If you are unsure of your Body Mass Index and whether or not you may be obese or at risk of becoming obese—then contact the doctors here at Continuum Internal Medicine.

By scheduling an appointment with us at 817-617-8650, you can determine whether or not you are at risk for obesity and find out firsthand if this is putting you at risk for certain conditions. We can help you diagnose these problems and help you get on a healthy weight loss track that will help you regain control of your health.

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