Why is Weight Loss Important for Our Health?
Maintaining a healthy body weight is extremely important for our physical and emotional state.
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing a number of diseases.
Here are all the diseases that commonly occur:
Type 2 Diabetes
There is a strong link between obesity and diabetes. Especially at risk are people whose body shape is pear – fat accumulates mainly in the abdomen. This type of obesity with the risk of development of insulin resistance and and as a result is produced type 2 diabetes. Having more excess fat affects the functions of insulin and glucose metabolism in the body.
Heart disease and high blood pressure
The more you weigh, the harder your heart works. Excess fat leads to increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the blood. This increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. The good news is that the reduction in weight even with only a few kilograms greatly reduce the risk (by 5 to 10%) of heart disease.
Arthritis is a disease that causes damage to the joints, primarily in the legs, which are subjected to the greatest pressure. The additional weight further aggravate the work of joints. People suffering from obesity begin to avoid physical exercise due to pain in the joints and additionally hinders their weight loss.
Obstructive sleep apnea
Increased body weight can significantly increase the risk of developing sleep apnea – a condition in which the patient while sleeping stops breathing for several seconds to one minute. Sleep apnea increases the risk of heart failure and sudden cardiac death.
Some cancers are more common in patients with obesity. In obese women are more common breast, uterus, ovaries and colon. In obese men found rectal cancer, prostate and colon.
In obese men, especially in the abdomen were observed decreased testosterone levels, which can lead to erectile dysfunction, and difficulty in sexual life. Losing weight can significantly improve an intimate relationship with your partner.