Obesity can bring many health hazards. Heart disease, heart attacks strokes, Type 2 Diabetes are complicated by obesity. In fact gaining weight can precipitate developing Type 2 Diabetes. Obesity can lead to complications such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (blood lipids), complications after surgery, gynaecological problems, gestational diabetes. For men obesity is a greater risk that can lead to colon cancer, rectum and prostate cancer. For women the risk of cancer of the breast, uterus, ovaries, gallbladder, and the bile ducts are greater. The burden of excess fat strains the skeletal system. - aggravating arthritis, especially in the knees, hips, and lower spine. The muscles that support the belly may give in, resulting in abdominal hernias. When the leg muscles are abnormally fatty they fail to contract efficiently to help blood return from the leg veins to the heart; blood collects in the leg veins and can lead to the development of varicose veins. Gout is more common, and even the accident rate is greater for the severely obese.Social, emotional and economic disadvantages plague the obese.For many guilt, depression, withdrawal, self blame are psychological accompaniments of obesity!
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