Health Consequences of Obesity in Adults

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Heart Disease and Stroke
1. Twice as likely to have high blood pressure if overweight 2. High risk of CHD & angina. 3. Decreasing weight by 10% helps.
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Diabetes
Type 2- early death/ CHD/ stroke/ blindness. Reduce risk by losing weight & exercising more- helps control blood sugar levels & reduce diabetes medication.
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Cancer
Women- uterus/ cervix/ gallbladder/ ovary/ breast/ colon. Men- colorectal/ prostate
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Gallbladder Disease
Risk increases as weight increases. Weight loss can increase risk of gallstones.
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High Blood Pressure
Increased risk of CHD and stroke. Caused by obesity/ alcohol/ inactivity/ smoking/ too much salt.
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Osteoarthritis
Knee hip and back pain because of extra pressure on joints. Weight loss improves symptoms.
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Respiratory Issues
Extra weight- extra pressure on lungs.
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Gout
1. Increased uric acid in blood 2. Forms solid deposits in joints. 3. Increased weight- increased risk.
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Sleep Apnoea
1. Snore heavily 2. Stop breathing for short periods of time. 3. Daytime sleepiness. 4. Heart failure. Weight loss helps.
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Fertility Problems
1. Polycystic ovarian syndrome 2. Excess oestrogen- hormonal imbalance & prevents ovulation.
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Mental Health Problems
1. Social discrimination 2. Low self-esteem. 3. Depression. 4. Anxiety 5. Suicide.
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Type 2- early death/ CHD/ stroke/ blindness. Reduce risk by losing weight & exercising more- helps control blood sugar levels & reduce diabetes medication.

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Diabetes

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Women- uterus/ cervix/ gallbladder/ ovary/ breast/ colon. Men- colorectal/ prostate

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Risk increases as weight increases. Weight loss can increase risk of gallstones.

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Increased risk of CHD and stroke. Caused by obesity/ alcohol/ inactivity/ smoking/ too much salt.

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