What are the risks related to obesity?


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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