This is because obesity has been linked to several serious medical conditions, including:
- Heart disease and stroke.
- High blood pressure.
- Gallbladder disease and gallstones.
- Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea (when a person stops breathing for a short time during sleep) and asthma.
What health problems are linked to obesity?
Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. If you are pregnant, excess weight may lead to short- and long-term health problems for you and your child.
How does obesity compared to other health issues?
Obesity can cause a lot of damage to your body. People with severe obesity are more likely to have other diseases. These include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and many more. Combined with obesity, these diseases may lead people to have a lower quality of health.
What chronic diseases does obesity cause?
Some of the many chronic conditions and diseases associated with obesity include:
- insulin resistance.
- high blood pressure.
- cardiovascular disease.
- some cancers including breast, endometrial and colon cancer.
- type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus)
- gall bladder disease.