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Obesity Related Health Issues

The disease of Morbid Obesity when left untreated can be devastating to both body and mind. Morbid Obese individuals are often faced with, or eventually could face, significant “co-morbidities” that can affect every organ in the body.

Co-morbidities are common medical conditions we have heard of. However the morbid obese individual is more likely to develop these conditions. In addition, as the number of co-morbidities increase so does the risk of premature death.

 

Some of the “Co-Morbidity” conditions are as follows:

  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Triglycerides
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Heartburn- Reflux Disease and Nocturnal Aspiration
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Liver disease
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Degenerative Disease of Lumbo-Sacral Spine
  • Degenerative Arthritis of Weight-Bearing Joints
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Blood clots in legs and pulmonary embolism
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Infertility
  • Some cancers
  • Psychological and Social Effects