A Short Glance at the Damaging Impact of Obesity

Dozens of years of study and medical experience show how much obesity is damaging to health. The health costs of excessive weight in 2010 for the US is huge and is well over 100 billion dollars per year. What appears to be contradictory is the billions that are also spent on fat loss products every year. So there seems to be a war that is being waged for our health. Various culprits that only worsen this state of affairs are businesses that create processed foods and destructive drinks. There is obviously no secret that countless foods consist of high sugar and fat content. We will discuss several of the negative implications to health caused by obesity.

Millions of individuals in the US experience Type 2 diabetes, and the prime reason for it points to obesity. More younger individuals in their adolescent years are chronically overweight, and doctors are witnessing an upward spiral together with type 2 diabetes. Obesity may cause insulin resistance which is significant and a precursor to raised levels of glucose levels. The situation is made much worse with daily consumption of excessive amounts of sugar containing goods. Many institutions and people have tried to help make the general public aware of high fructose corn syrup in many drinks. There is just no comparing between high fructose corn syrup and refined sugar.

Other dangerous disorders which are often seen include damage to certain joints in the body. The primary places are the weight bearing joints such as hips, knees and ankles. Any time the joints have so much wear and tear, they will produce other serious issues such as arthritis. However, the solution is not always so simple as merely changing a destroyed joint. While huge numbers of people receive joint replacements, there is a higher chance for success with normal weight conditions. Certainly only a medical professional will make the final determination for those with abnormal weight problems. If a joint is replaced, what can generally occur are further complications after the surgery. The risk here is the heavy load on the artificial joint could potentially cause it to be unstable.

Problems are common relating to the heart and particularly high blood pressure. The problem with acquiring so much weight is it badly strains the entire body. The reason for this as it relates to the cardiovascular system is the excess fat tissue still needs blood for nutrients and oxygen. So that consequently causes one’s heart to work much harder so it can provide what is required. The high blood pressure is merely a result of this added demand brought on by the extra weight. Another typical result is a chronically higher heart rate due to the higher workload required.

The problem of being overweight is an overall highly adverse effect on all the body’s organs. These are merely several of the secondary effects taken from a long list of medical conditions resulting from severe weight gain.

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