Medical Conditions Associated with Obesity

There are several medical conditions that are closely associated with being overweight. Read on to learn why as well as how losing weight may help certain conditions.

Arthritis & Joint Pain

Do you have rheumatoid arthritis, or are you experiencing osteoarthritis pain in your joints? The number you see on the scale may seem unrelated to your bones and joints, but there are some key ways in which extra body weight can contribute to or even directly exacerbate arthritis pain. The good news is weight loss can help. Keep reading about arthritis and joint pain »

High Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure rises as your body weight increases. Maintaining a healthy weight can help you control high blood pressure and keep its associated complications at bay; losing even 10 pounds can help lower your blood pressure, especially if you are overweight and experiencing hypertension. Keep reading about high blood pressure »

High Cholesterol & Heart Disease

While many people treat high cholesterol with medication, diet and exercise are the other proven prescriptions for lowering cholesterol and improving heart health. Even if you need to undergo weight loss surgery to achieve a healthy weight, losing weight can significantly improve your cholesterol ratios. Keep reading about high cholesterol and heart disease »

Type 2 Diabetes

The number one factor in developing type 2 diabetes is carrying too much extra weight—over 90% of type 2 diabetics are overweight. The association is so close that returning to a healthy weight can significantly help the pancreas function better and reduce symptoms of the condition. Keep reading about diabetes »

Sleep Apnea

Having extra soft fat tissue thickens the wall of your windpipe, which makes it harder to keep it open when you are lying prone. This results in pauses in breathing which can last for a few seconds or even minutes, leaving some patients gasping for air. If you’re overweight and often feel tired during the day despite having spent 8 hours “sleeping,” it’s a good idea to look into whether or not sleep apnea is a factor. Keep reading about sleep apnea »

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