Health Risks of Obesity

Obesity is associated with major health risks such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Cancers such as breast, uterine and colon cancers
  • Digestive disorders
  • Asthma and other breathing disorders
  • Fertility and pregnancy problems
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Shorter life expectancy compared to people of normal weight

Obesity influences your psychological and social well-being

  • Negative self-image
  • Social isolation and discrimination
  • Depression

Obesity affects your overall quality of life

  • Difficulty moving quickly affecting your normal day-to-day tasks
  • Experience breathlessness and tiredness more quickly
  • Difficulty in maintaining personal hygiene

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