What are the risks related to obesity?

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Obese patients live 10 to 15 years shorter relative to the mean life expectancy in the relevant country. Obesity is accompanied by various comorbidities such as:

  • Type 2 Diabetes,
  • Cardiovascular diseases,
  • Hypertension,
  • Stroke,
  • Cancer (breast, prostate, oesophagus, stomach, colon, uterus, kidney etc.)
  • Pseudotumor cerebri,
  • Sleep apnoea, day time somnolence, chronic tiredness,
  • Respiratory dysfunction,
  • Depression,
  • Renal failure,
  • Gout,
  • Joint diseases (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, arthritis),
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome,
  • Congenital defects (neural tube defects),
  • Infertility (applies to both genders)
  • Delivery problems and gynaecological complications,
  • Urinary incontinence,
  • Musculoskeletal system diseases,
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome,
  • Varicose veins,
  • Deep vein thrombosis,
  • Liver diseases,
  • Gall bladder diseases,
  • Pancreatitis,
  • Impaired immune reaction,
  • Wound infections,
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux, hiatal hernia,
  • Low back pain,
  • Increase in surgical complications,
  • Abdominal hernia,
  • Skin diseases (fungus, acanthosis nigricans),
  • Lymphatic circulation disorders (lymphedema, elephantiasis),
  • Problems arising from abnormally enlarged breasts (mammalian): skin changes, breast pain, neck pain, chronic body odour, infections etc.
  • Giant abdominal wall lumps (abdominal panniculitis, chronic infections, clothe problems, lumbago)

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