See obesity as an illness that can be treated in time

Why should I lose weight since I feel well?

Increased body weight (with a Body Mass Index - BMI ≥25) and in particular obesity (BMI ≥30) are associated with many health complications, even in cases where symptoms are absent.

  • Increased blood sugar, pre-diabetes and diabetes mellitus. .
  • Hyperlipidaemia..
  • Arterial Hypertension..
  • Hormonal. disorders and fertility problems.
  • Fat deposition on the viscera and liver and hyperinsulinaemia.
  • Multiple metabolic disorders due to excess fat accumulation and hyperinsulinaemia..
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (loud snoring and apnoea episodes).
  • Polycystic ovary syn drome.
  • Increased incidence of certain forms of malignancies (breast, ovarian, intestinal and prostate among others)..
  • Cardiovascular complications (vascular atherosclerosis, myocardial infarctions, strokes).
  • Musculoskeletal problems (pain in muscles and large joints, pain in thelumbar region, arthritis)..

The sense that “all is well” may be a pleasant one but beware, it conceals hidden traps:

  • Weight gain is usually gradual, and you tend to get used to the change, although in reality physical endurance levels decrease..
  • Obesity is often combined with a sedentary lifestyle, both at work and in your free time. Only if you need to increase your physical activity, for example if you have to go upstairs, or have to climb a hill, will the difficulties be perceptible (shortness of breath, a feeling of tiredness)..
  • Symptoms such as joint pains, shortness of breath, snoring and sleep apnoea, a burning sensation in the oesophagus from reflux, menstrual cycle disorders and fertility problems may be associated with increased weight, but misinterpreted as having another aetiology..
  • The difference becomes noticeable when you lose weight using correct methods, so a sense of well-being is experienced, which is both physical and mental, with an improvement in self-esteem and a better quality of life..

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