“Obesity is a drain on the economy – we have to pay for the health care of fat people who are usually poor and can’t afford insurance. Obesity is, well, bad.“
By: Emily Levine
(She is an American humorist, writer and public speaker who lectures on science and the human condition)
ELIEVE IT OR NOT, you are about to discover a very real and legitimate eye-opener unlike anything you have seen before. Honestly, this stark naked truth can revolutionize your unfounded misunderstanding why obese people are prone to many sicknesses. Don’t believe? Just continue reading, if you must! The ball is in your court, so to speak!
It Seems Everywhere we turn we’re hearing about obesity. The statistics! The dangers! The effect it has on all areas of one’s life! We know weight gain is bad, but surrounded by supersized value meals and communities not designed for walking, is there any hope of winning the battle of the bulge?
The Answer is a resounding ‘YES’. And the first step lies in knowing thy enemy. Knowing your problem is half solving it! Agree of not?
One Moment Please. Hold your horses! Do allow me to give you a bird’s eyes view of this article to whet your appetite for this wonderful article. If you like!
For you to ease into the main body of this article, allow me to show you a snap shot the essence of what shocking thing is yet to come!
Simply stated, the diseases are:-
- 1. Coronary Heart Disease
- 2. High Blood Pressure
- 3. Diabetes
- 4. Osteoarthritis
- 5. Gallstones
Now that you have gloss over the bare essential, it’s time for you to examine the killer diseases slowing and one by one. Shall we?
First thing first! Here’s goes!
KILLER DISEASES NO.1. CORONARY HEART DISEASE
Correct me if I am wrong! Trust me, as your body mass index rises, so does your risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). This is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque (plak) builds up inside the coronary arteries. Its importance lies in that it is a conduit to life sustaining supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart.
Plaque Can Narrow Or Block the coronary arteries and reduce blood flow to the heart muscle. This can cause angina or a heart attack. (Angina is chest pain or discomfort.)
Obesity Also Can Lead to heart failure. This is a serious condition in which your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs.
Furthermore, it was concluded on the basis of data from the Framingham study and other large prospective studies that the rate of development of cardiovascular disease rises rapidly in relation to even modest amounts of adiposity. The abdominal pattern of adiposity, and specifically visceral adiposity, appears to be the most hazardous.
Following this killer disease number 2, don’t just take my word for it yet. You should see for yourself the results of many ailments caused by killer disease of having high blood pressure. Alright?
KILLER DISEASES NO.2. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Make no mistake. Essentially, blood pressure is measured by the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.
Your chances of having high blood pressure are greater if you’re overweight or obese. However, neuroendocrine mechanisms and, most recently, factors derived from adipose are thought to play a major role.
Obesity might lead to hypertension and cardiovascular disease by firstly activating the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Secondly also by increasing sympathetic activity. Thirdly it promotes insulin resistance and leptin resistance. Fourthly it increases procoagulatory activity. And finally by endothelial dysfunction. Get the picture now?
Having explained at length about high blood pressure that reminds me the next killer diabetes disease must be fully exposed! Get my drift?
KILLER DISEASES NO.3. DIABETES
Now here is the real bad news! Such a disease occurs where the body’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, level is too high. Normally, the body breaks down food into glucose and then carries it to cells throughout the body. The cells use a hormone called insulin to turn the glucose into energy.
In type 2 diabetes, the body’s cells don’t use insulin properly. At first, the body reacts by making more insulin. Over time, however, the body can’t make enough insulin to control its blood sugar level.
Diabetes is a leading cause of early death, CHD, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness. Most people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight.
Oh! By the way, I have only peeled back the first few layers of this article but if you really want to get the truth we are going to get a little more personal. Ok? Ready? You bet!
KILLER DISEASES NO.4. OSTEOARTHRITIS
Suffice to say that osteoarthritis is a common joint problem of the knees, hips, and lower back. The condition occurs if the tissue that protects the joints wears away. Extra weight can put more pressure and wear on joints, causing pain.
“Weight plays an important role in joint stress, so when people are very overweight, it puts stress on their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints, like the knees and the hips,” says Eric Matteson, MD, chair of the rheumatology division at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
One moment please! If you read nothing else, then you should read this last killer disease with a fine ‘comb’. So to speak!
KILLER DISEASES NO.5. GALLSTONES
The truth of the matter is that people who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of having gallstones. Also, being overweight may result in an enlarged gallbladder that doesn’t work well. In reality, gallstones are hard pieces of stone-like material that form in the gallbladder. They’re mostly made of cholesterol.
Gallstones can cause stomach or back pain. Obese individuals are more likely to develop gallstones than those who are at a healthier weight. For women, obesity is an even stronger risk factor for developing gallstones.
Researchers have found that obese individuals tend to produce higher levels of cholesterol than normal. This leads to production of bile that contains more cholesterol than can be dissolved. When this happens, gallstones can form from the cholesterol that are not dissolved.
Below is an abstract of this article wrapped up in a succulent brief.
Do allow me to give you a quick run-down in a few short sentences. Restated, the dangers where most obese individuals are exposed to are firstly, they might suffer from coronary heart disease. Similarly by being overweight they usually subject to high blood pressure. Likewise they may also go through inconveniences arising from diabetes. In the same way they may also become a victim of an osteoarthritis patient. Finally even the ailment of gallstones could be growing in their bodies due to being overweight! Does this paragraph now removes all your doubts of why anyone who are overweight can endure from such disease.True or not?
And now, you having read up to this final paragraph do let me get out of the way. But before I go, I want to thank you for coming. Would I still do what I do it if you didn’t ? Yes, indeed I would. Because it makes me happy when the words fall together and the picture comes and the make-believe people do things that delight me. But it’s better with you. Our faithful and consistent reader. It’s always better with you. Need I say more? I guess not!
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