Obesity Related Diseases

Different Skin Conditions You Might Suffer From Due To Obesity

If you are obese have you noticed any changes in your skin recently? Obesity tends to affect everything including the skin. There are several ways for your body fat to affect you the most common one being stretch marks. Afterwards, if you lose your weight with the help of obesity surgery, you might notice that your skin will suddenly become saggy. Special care is needed for your skin in such cases. But there are also some major conditions that can occur due to obesity. Let us take a look. Acanthosis Nigricans This skin condition is vastly found in most obese and diabetic people. Around 10 million cases are found in India every year. This condition is mostly found in elbows, armpits, back of the neck, knuckles and face. It looks like velvety and symmetrical dark patches. But thankfully this condition is easily treatable. Acrochordons Mostly associated with acanthosis nigricans, this is another common skin condition found in obese people. It

Obesity Can Lower Your Immunity Making You More Prone To COVID-19

We all know that COVID-19 can affect anyone. However, people low immunity is more susceptible to infection when coming in contact with the virus. Not only that anyone with low immunity is also finding it hard to fight this virus infection. As advised by ILS Bariatric Care, obese people who have a weak immune system should be more careful about not only COVID-19 but also about any other viral infections. In case you are an obese person chances are high that your immunity will be lower than the average person. One of the most common problems for obese people is that fat tends to surround their heart and lungs. This makes both the lungs and the heart vulnerable. For an obese person, the heart will need to pump blood harder to all the cells. Also, too much body fat is incredibly inflammatory. Increased fat cells can produce too many immune cells causing inflammation. This high level of inflammation can lead

Obesity and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

“Don’t drink so much. You will damage your liver.” Ever heard anyone utter these words? Whenever we see someone drinking, we warn about their liver first. But do you know it is not only alcohol that can damage your liver? There is another type of disease too that can permanently damage the liver. Known as Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the major cause of it is obesity. We all know obesity has become an epidemic. It is not just obesity, which is a matter of concern, but rather how obesity tends to damage the body. Before we divulge further on how obesity is the cause of NAFLD and how weight loss surgery can help a person, let’s first tell you more about the disease itself. Four Stages of NAFLD There are four stages of NAFLD Simple Fatty Liver: Also known as steatosis, this is the primary stage of NAFLD. It is mainly a harmless build-up of fat in the liver cells.

What Is Retinopathy And How Is It Related To Obesity?

Obesity is a serious public health problem that is turning into an epidemic. Overeating, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, are the main causes of the recent accelerating rate of obesity. Some studies have shown that due to excess body weight, a person becomes prone to various systemic diseases that can cause vision loss. There are some eye diseases that can also be associated with obesity. Untreated obesity has been found connected to retinopathy. But First of all, one should understand what is retinopathy. Retinopathy or mostly known as diabetic retinopathy is a complication in eyes that mainly occurs due to diabetes. It is caused when the blood vessels in the tissues of the retina get damaged due to abnormal blood flow or blood sugar. Retinopathy has been associated with elevated blood pressure, triglyceride serum levels, high-level BMI and cholesterol. It has been seen that diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are directly related to the vascular system, and excess weight is

Obesity And Comorbidities Caused By It

Obesity is a health hazard, and now it has reached to point where it has become life-threatening. Thankfully, Obesity treatment in India has become a very common thing nowadays. The biggest threat of obesity is that it gives way to other life-threatening diseases. A person who has obesity can suffer from other diseases too. Take a look at what type of diseases these are. Type 2 Diabetes It is not very clear why an obese person is more likely to get type 2 diabetes, but doctors speculate that being overweight causes cells to change, making them resistant to the hormone insulin. It is a well-known fact that a person resistant to the hormone insulin is prone to type 2 diabetes. High Blood Pressure This has a direct link to obesity. Too much body size equals increased blood pressure which means your heart needs to pump harder to supply blood to all your cells. High blood pressure is definitely caused by

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