Effects of Obesity

What are the effects of Obesity?

If you are obese, severely obese, or morbidly obese, you may have:

Major Health Risks

  • Shorter Life Expectancy
  • Compared to people of normal weight, obese people have a 50% to 100% increased risk of dying prematurely

Obese people have more risk for:

  • Diabetes (type 2)
  • Joint problems (e.g., arthritis)
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Liver failure
  • Certain types of cancer (breast, uterine, colon)
  • Digestive disorders (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GORD)
  • Breathing difficulties (e.g., sleep apnea, asthma)
  • Psychological problems such as depression
  • Problems with fertility and pregnancy
  • Urinary Incontinence

Risks to Psychological and Social Well-being

  • Negative self-image
  • Social isolation
  • Discrimination

Difficulties with Day-to-Day Living

  • Movement can be restricted making normal activities of daily living more difficult
  • You tend to become easily short of breath and tire more quickly
  • Public transport seats, cars, office and restaurant seating may be too small and uncomfortable
  • Difficulty maintaining personal hygiene

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