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Obesity - How Hazardous For Our Health?

BY: Deepankar Saha | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-08-03 00:57:39
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Article Summary: "This article is intended to focus on the health hazards caused due to obesity. If you are suffering or likely to suffer from obesity, you need to know how it affects your body. Read this article to know more about it..."

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Obesity can be simply referred as overweight of fatness. Today, the problem of obesity has become a major concern for more than seventy percent population of the world. Various techniques and devices have managed to make a place in the market as a cure for obesity. They claim to help you loose weight. But are they really helpful?

Though some factors causing obesity like family history and heredity are not in out control still the major factors like exercise, diet and nutrition are always in our own hand. Obesity not only makes us look bulky and odd, it also has some serious health hazards. In this article I would like to describe a few of them.

The people who are overweight are more risky to be suffered from this disease. About 80% of people suffering from diabetes are obese. Diabetes is caused when the sugar level in blood becomes more than it is supposed to be. If it is left untreated, it may result in serious problems like heart attack, stroke and blindness. Diabetes can be cured by medication. Proper exercise, diet control and meditation can help a patient recover faster.

Heart Diseases
Heart is one of the most vital organs of our body. It has arteries and veins. Arteries carry oxygenated blood to different parts of our body where as vein carries back the used deoxygenated blood from different parts of the body to the heart again. In fatty people, the extra cholesterol and fat of their body gets deposited in the inner lining of arteries thus making it narrower. The capacity of oxygenated blood flow to different part of the body also decreases. This may result to a situation called congestive heart failure where the heart fails to pump blood according to the requirement of body. The risk of heart disease in a person increases with increase in BMI (Body Mass Index).

Stroke is caused when there are blood clots in arteries due to deposition of fats in its inner lining which prevents oxygen from reaching the brain cells. Deficiency of oxygen in the cells of brain leads them to die, causing death or permanent paralysis in a human.

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis which causes the wearing down of cartilage between joints of bones leading to their rubbing while movement. This may cause severe pain in joints. In obese people, the pain mainly develops in knee and hip joints as those bones support their heavy body.

Obese people have a chance to form stone like substances made up of cholesterol in their gall bladder. This leads to pain in abdomen and lower back. Formation of gallstones may also hinder the function of gall bladder.

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Deepankar Saha is a blogger, freelancer and writer-enthusiast. His interests include entertainment, health, men, women, relationship, technology, gadget, and others. He includes creativity in his writing which makes them noted. He can be contacted at

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