Monday, October 19, 2009

Diseases Caused By Obesity!!!

Being obese is bad.

Below are the 9 clusters of diseases related to obesity.
1. Cardiovascular

Congestive Heart Failure

This is a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood to the body’s other organs.

Enlarged Heart

There is an increase in the size of the heart that may be caused by a thickening of the heart muscle because of increased workload.

Cor Pulmonale

Cor pulmonale is a change in structure and function of the right ventricle of the heart as a result of a respiratory disorder.

This is also known as right heart failure.

Varicose Veins

Twisted, enlarged veins that mostly affects the lower body as a result of pressuring the veins.

Pulmonary Embolism

This is a Blockage of the pulmonary artery (or one of its branches) by a blood clot, fat, air, amniotic fluid, injected talc or clumped tumor cells that results in difficulty breathing, pain during breathing, and more rarely circulatory instability and may result in death.

2. Endocrine

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is Cysts (fluid-filled sacs) in the ovaries that result in high levels of androgens (male hormones) and missed or irregular periods.

Menstrual Disorder

This is a physical or emotional problem that interferes with the normal menstrual cycle, causing pain, unusually heavy or light bleeding, delayed menarche, or missed periods.


This is an inability for a man or woman to contribute to conception.

3. Gastrointestinal
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

This happens when the LES ,a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach, opens spontaneously for varying periods of time which causes stomach contents along with digestive juices to rise up into the esophagus (the tube that carries food from mouth to stomach).

This is an accumulation of fat within the liver that may cause liver-damaging inflammation and, sometimes, the formation of fibrous tissue. In some cases, this can progress either to cirrhosis, which can produce progressive, irreversible liver scarring, or to liver cancer.

Cholelithiasis (gallstones)

Gallstones form when bile, liquid that help the body digest fats, that is stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. Happens when bile contains too much cholesterol.


Hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. These contents, usually portions of intestine or abdominal fatty tissue, are often enclosed in the thin membrane that naturally lines the inside of the cavity.

Colorectal Cancer

This also known as colon cancer, is cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among cancers in the Western world.

4. Renal and Genitourinary
This is also known as impotence is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

Urinary Incontinence

This is the loss of bladder control that results in mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting.

Chronic Renal Failure

This is a gradual and progressive loss of the ability of the kidneys to excrete wastes, concentrate urine, and conserve electrolytes.


This happens when the sex glands produce little or no hormones. In men, these glands (gonads) are the testes; in women, they are the ovaries.

Breast Cancer

This is the most common cancer among women.

Uterine Cancer
Symptoms include
Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge
Trouble urinating
Pelvic pain
Pain during intercourse

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