The article that I read was about how obesity is linked to health problems. So, what does obesity really mean? The answer is that obesity is when you weigh 20% extra than what is a normal for your height. When you are obese, this increases the chances of you having problems including: high blood pressure, Diabetes, heart disease and stroke, Gallbladder disease and gallstones, some cancers, Osteoarthritis, Gout, and breathing problems. It’s very important to educate yourself about these health problems in order to prevent yourself from getting these diseases. Now let’s get to know these diseases that are linked to obesity. If you have high blood pressure and cholesterol, that is due to the extra weight which causes you to more likely get heart disease and stroke.
Although, you can prevent getting heart disease and stroke from by losing the extra weight. Type two diabetes is mostly common in people who are overweight, but you can prevent it by weight loss, balanced diet, enough sleep, and exercise. To balance levels of your blood sugar, you can do it by exercising daily and weight loss. Cancers like the breast, colon, kidney, esophagus, and endometrium are all linked to being obese. In addition, Gallbladder disease and gallstones have been researched to be cancerous when you are obese. However, quick or huge amounts of weight loss, will cause gallstones.
In order to prevent getting gallstones, you should try losing weight 1 pound a week. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects the knee, hip, or back. Moreover, when you have extra weight that puts more pressure on these joints, and wears off the coverage that protects them.
To avoid getting Osteoarthritis, losing weight can prevent pressure on the knees, hips, and lower back. Also, when you have a lot of uric acid in your blood it affects the joints which causes Gout disease. Finally, obesity is linked to sleep apnea which is a breathing condition and can cause a person to snore a lot or shortly stop breathing while asleep. Feeling sleepy during the day is due to sleep apnea, which causes stroke and heart disease to be very common. To conclude, I’ve now covered the seven main diseases linked to obesity and ways to prevent them. It will be more easy to fight against causes of obesity. I found this article on the WebMD website https://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/obesity-health-risks#1