Why is excess weight dangerous?

The appearance of excess weight is not only a problem of aesthetics of appearance, but is also fraught with the development of a large number of diseases.

WHO data show a constant increase in the number of citizens suffering from obesity . Doctors sound the alarm.

How does excess weight affect the body?

Health in danger

Obesity shortens life. Overweight people are at risk of not living more than 60 years.

Excess weight has a detrimental effect on the entire body as a whole. Obese people are more likely than others to develop:

– Hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack and other vascular diseases.

– Type II diabetes and its complications in the form of loss of vision, etc.

– Diseases of the joints and spine.

– Shortness of breath and respiratory failure.

– Erectile dysfunction in men and infertility in women.

Not the last place is occupied by psychological problems based on anxiety about appearance. This is especially true for women.

Vascular diseases

Hypertension (increased blood pressure) is a disease that increases the risks of vascular catastrophes: heart attack and stroke – conditions of impaired blood supply to the heart and brain. They are dangerous with a high percentage of mortality and disability. Most overweight people experience hypertension .

Obesity is accompanied by increased levels of dangerous cholesterol in the blood, leading to atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Leading a fulfilling lifestyle, sports, long walks and travel are difficult for people with signs of heart failure.


A dangerous disease is insulin-dependent diabetes, which develops for a long time, but leads to disruptions throughout the body. One of the reasons for the development of this pathology, according to doctors, is excess fatty tissue. Sugar disease is terrible with consequences: loss of vision, atherosclerosis, vascular insufficiency, tissue necrosis, amputation of limbs, loss of sensitivity.

Continuous treatment, dietary intake and insulin support are needed to reduce the quality of life.

Other diseases

Excess weight provokes pathologies of the digestive tract (cholecystitis, pancreatitis), urinary system (stones, problems with urine excretion), endocrine and metabolic processes (disorders in the functioning of the thyroid and adrenal glands ), negatively affects the lungs (asthma, shortness of breath), increases the risk of cancer …

Prevention of obesity is a more appropriate measure than losing weight and treating diseases in the future. Dieting and preventing excess weight gain are effective measures for people prone to obesity.