Effects of Obesity on Health

Effects of Obesity on HealthObesity carries with it multiple risk factors to your health. Not only is your weight affecting your appearance and psychological well-being but it presents other health risks as well.

In fact, the World Health Organization put out a staggering statistic stating that by the year 2020 obesity will be the world’s number one killer.

Obesity is no doubt a worldwide epidemic with far reaching implications. Let’s take a look at a few of the long reaching effects of obesity, and how it affects your Melbourne Fl weight loss surgery.

Psychological Effects

Many people suffering from obesity show signs of depression. A study published by the University of Wisconsin-Madison assessing depression in those with chronic health issues found that those suffering from obesity had the largest rate of depression.

Obese patients report feelings of social isolation and discrimination from others. They also suffer at the hands of loved ones who often blame them for their condition. The suicide rate for the morbidly obese is two times higher than that of people with a more average weight.

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease encompasses many issues involving the heart and blood vessels. The American Heart Association notes that obese patients are at a higher risk for developing heart disease. Hardening of the arteries, also know as Atherosclerosis, is another risk factor.

The condition is present 10 times more in obese patients than those who are not obese. Deposits of fat that build up over time in obese patients also lead to coronary artery disease. The increased build up within arteries can also lead blood clots as well.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a condition resulting from your body’s inability to properly use insulin. Obesity can actually cause your body to become insulin resistant. Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar and when it is not regulated properly within the body blood sugars rise. It is the most common type of diabetes and obesity is the number one cause of Type 2.

High Blood Pressure

The more fat your body has the more blood vessels are needed to carry blood and nourishment. Because of the extra vessels the heart much work much harder to circulate blood throughout your entire body. More blood means more pressure on your arteries and this leads to higher blood pressure.

As you can see, obesity does much more than just increasing your weight. A plethora of issues can arise from the extra fat on your body. You may develop other conditions and your mental health may suffer. If you are obese and suffering now is the time to consider making a lasting change.

Bariatric surgery could be the best answer for you. Dr. Velarde and the Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss team are here to answer your questions and put you on the right path towards wellness. Please contact us or come be a part of one of our seminars on bariatric surgery. We are here to give you the life you have always dreamed of.