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How Does Obesity Impact a Person's Health?

If you have a BMI of 30 and above, you are obese. Children are not immune to this health risk.

Figures show that over 300 million are diagnosed as obese. Unfortunately childhood obesity has become an epidemic. About 22 million children under the age of five worldwide are overweight. The number of overweight children in the United States has doubled. You can say that this problem of obesity is global.

Obesity contributes to 40 different health disorders. There are several diseases that are listed as a result of obesity. This disease has an adverse effect on your health.

- Blount Disease: This disease involves lower extremity as the bones in the area are still developing and prone to deformity.

- Arthritis: Knee and ankle joints suffer from overweight. The wear and tear that occurred in these joints has been gathering for years. Weight cannot be overstated.

- Cerebral pseudotumor: This disease is extremely rare. It occurs in adolescents and adults and is characterized by increased intracranial pressure.

- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): The cyst of the ovaries develops especially when a woman is obese and her menstrual cycle does not exist. These hormone changes can lead to infertility.

- Diabetes: Diabetes is on the rise. And more and more children are being diagnosed with Diabetes II which is usually a set of adult diabetes that affects people over 40. When you carry excess body fat less glucose is brought into your body cells. Glucose is formed in the blood and with the increase in blood sugar, the diagnosis of diabetes is not far behind.

Other problems you may have with obesity are asthma, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gall bladder formation, fatty liver, and low self-esteem depression.

Desire to adapt is the only way to combat the outbreak of diabetes and you need to make a commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.



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