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Excess weight as a cause of many diseases - what does it lead to

Maria Voropayeva
Health 20 october 2020 in 16:46

The topic of a healthy diet and fitness is in one way or another aimed at correcting a figure and solving health problems in ways that are accessible to everyone. Losing weight is often mentioned in articles, but is it so important and why is this issue given so much attention?

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Many people associate their illness with anything other than being overweight. What we see (extra kg) is just the “tip of the iceberg”.

The main danger is that fat can be deposited on the internal organs.

The first blow falls on the cardiovascular system: an obese person is definitely a potential patient of a cardiologist, it is only a matter of time. Excess fat that forms between the layers of the pericardium in the heart and between the muscle fibers causes their degeneration. This interferes with the normal functioning of the heart and causes ischemic disease (angina pectoris, myocardial infarction).

The lungs are doomed to work for wear: their vital capacity decreases due to the fact that the fat deposited in the abdominal cavity increases intra-abdominal pressure and squeezes the diaphragm. Hence the predisposition to frequent acute respiratory infections, bronchitis, pneumonia.

The gastrointestinal tract suffers: due to constant bloating of the intestines and muscle weakness of the abdominal press, the abdomen begins to sag, some develop this type of obesity in which the abdomen hangs in the form of an “apron” (this is very dangerous).

The work of the sex glands is disrupted: more than half of women who are obese suffer from infertility. Men experience impotence even at a young age.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus, arthritis, fatty liver, curvature of the spine, etc. are also common.

Being overweight is justifiably a real problem, as it is the cause of many diseases. This article is not intended to scare you, but it is another strong argument in favor of a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition.

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