Obesity Risks

A number of children have abused their bodies and their health, but don’t even know that they are doing so. They simply eat a lot of fast foods that they want to eat without even thinking what effect it would have on their body and weight. Some would even opt to not do any physical exercises or physically demanding activities, but instead, they would rather just spend their time in front of the television or computer for hours on end. One effect of such abuse is obesity.

When people become obese, they not only gain those unwanted extra pounds, but they also gain a much higher risk in acquiring a serious and dangerous medical condition as a direct cause of their weight gain. In order for both parents and children to fully understand the gravity of the effect of obesity, they need to know what the consequences are when one becomes obese.

1. Increased Risk Of Early Death

According to recent studies, being obese can definitely lead to an increased risk of a premature or early death. For those people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, they are more likely to experience over 50% to 100% increase in the risk of having a premature or early death.

2. Increased Weight-Related Health Risk

Those people who are obese are known to have a higher chance of contracting weight-related problems and diseases. This is usually brought about due to the obese person’s excessive visceral fat that is accumulated all around his or her abdominal area. This abdominal fat is actually one of the main causes for certain cardiovascular diseases. The longer you have this abdominal fat, then the higher your risks would be in getting weight-related diseases.

3. Increased Risk Of Heart Attacks

Heart attacks usually occur when the arteries that are responsible for supplying the heart with blood and for transporting blood that are being pumped out by the heart are somewhat clogged or blocked. This is more prevalent with people who are obese, more so for people who are morbidly obese. Also, since the person afflicted by obesity has a high blood pressure, this results to more heart-related problems, and possibly a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks.

4. Increased Risk Of Respiratory Problems

Obese people may find it a bit difficult to breath, especially during times when they are sleeping or lying on their back, or when they are exerting themselves physically. As a result, some of these obese people would develop other pulmonary and respiratory diseases, such as severe bronchitis and asthma, as a direct result of their obesity.

5. Negative Psychological And Social Effect

One of the more devastating consequences of obesity is actually the negative psychological and social trauma that is dealt to the obese person. Since in most countries, beauty is associated with appearance and slimness, most obese persons would suffer emotionally from feeling unattractive and unappealing. A number of obese persons suffer a great deal from this consequence, far  more than others mainly because it not only deals with the physical aspect of the person, but it also involves the emotional side as well.

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