Risks and conditions associated with Obesity:

Chest: Obstructive sleep apnoea (snoring), chest infections, asthma, Pickwickian Syndrome

Heart: coronary artery disease, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, cor pulmonale, obesity-associated cardiomyopathy, accelerated atherosclerosis, and pulmonary hypertension.

Nervous system: Stroke, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and meralgia paresthetica.

Gastrointestinal: Gall bladder disease (cholecystitis, cholelithiasis), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, fatty liver infiltration, and reflux esophagitis

Bones and joints: Osteoarthritis, coxa vera, slipped capital femoral epiphyses, Blount disease, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, and chronic lumbago (back pain)

Metabolic: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, and dyslipidemia

Reproductive (in women): Anovulation, early puberty, infertility, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries.

Pelvic: Stress incontinence

Reproductive (in men): Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

Skin: Intertrigo (bacterial and/or fungal), acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism, and increased risk for cellulitis and carbuncles

Extremity: Venous varicosities, lower extremity venous and/or lymphatic oedema

Obstetric and perinatal: Pregnancy-related hypertension, fetal macrosomia, and pelvic dystocia

Surgical: Increased surgical risk and postoperative complications, including wound infection, postoperative pneumonia, deep venous thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism

Cancers: Endometrial cancer, prostate, colon (men), rectal (men), breast, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, ovarian, kidney, lung, oesophagus, and blood (multiple myeloma).

Psychological: Social stigmatization and depression

Miscellaneous: Reduced mobility and difficulty maintaining personal hygiene

 

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