World Obesity Day 2022: Data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows around 2.8 million people annually die due to Obesity.
The problem of obesity remains an affluent affliction. A lot of factors contribute to what we call an obese body. From lethargic lifestyle, sedentary habits, poor diet choices, economic, environmental to other cultural factors, obesity has become a big health issue worldwide.
Besides, there are some people who have genetic and psychological issues that may also lead to a rise in obesity.
Not only to the body but obesity proves to be extremely harmful for our heart and other organs.
Today, Obesity has become an epidemic that affects billions across the globe. In order to create awareness about this disease, World Obesity Day is observed annually on March 4.
Health problems due to Obesity
Heart problems: Obesity remains one of the leading problems that cause cardiovascular disease. It badly affects the heart and blood vessels. Obesity also happens to be linked to an increase in bad cholesterol levels, triglycerides and a dip in good cholesterol, it may also lead to diabetes.
Hypertension: It can occur in non-obese people too but obesity can potentially increase the chances of hypertension. As excess fat in the blood vessels may lead to blood pressure elevation resulting in damaging your eyes, kidney and also cause dementia, as well as heart failure.
Sleep apnea: People who are obese are naturally at risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea. As with the excessive fat in obese people, the airways in the upper respiratory tract tend to become narrow.
Diabetes: Overweight people are at risk of developing type II diabetes due to insulin resistance.
Osteoarthritis: Obesity can cause strain on the soft tissues along with the joints that bear weight like the knee, hip and ankle. It can badly affect our support system.
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