Impact of obesity on Body & Health ❤️

Obesity is the first step of several life threatening diseases that can cause a lot of damage to your body. Some well known diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and many more. 

This disease if combined with obesity, these diseases lead people to have a lower quality of health. In rare cases, it leads to disability or early death.

Obesity affects the complete body including the brain, blood vessels, heart, liver, gallbladder, bones and joints.

Here will be a discussion more detailed about impact on each system and its vulnerable impacts.


Nervous system: 

Alzheimer’s Disease: 

Some research about obesity during middle-age found that it increases the risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. For details can be find here


Having obesity increases the risk of stroke, blood stops flowing to your brain. Obesity can also have an intense  effect on your mental health. These are some This includes a higher risk of depression, poor self-esteem, and issues with body image. For detail you can find research article here


Respiratory system:

Fat deposited in the neck, throat, and tongue makes the airway too small, which causes difficulty in breathing at night. This is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA can cause high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension, and heart failure. It may lead to sudden cardiac death and stroke. 

Because apnea episodes interrupt the normal sleep cycle, apnea causes restless sleep. This can cause fatigue and drowsiness. 

If this remains  untreated,  there may be a risk of motor vehicle accidents.

Digestive system:

Obesity has a higher risk of (gastroesophageal reflux disease) GERD, erosive esophagitis and rarely, esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma). GERD turns out when stomach acid leaks into the esophagus. Fat can also lead to liver damage, scar tissues, and even liver failure. In addition to this, fat increases the risk of developing gallstones. This is when bile builds  up and hardens in the gallbladder. This may require surgery.

Cerebrovascular Disease:

Obesity causes narrowing of the blood vessels, which leads to work harder for the heart to pump blood around the body. When the heart has to work more it causes hypertension, and high blood pressure, untreated take it to stroke.

Obesity originates from multiple diseases, like high BP, High Blood sugar level. When these diseases combine cause hardening of blood vessels, hardening of arteries also called atherosclerosis, which can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Endocrine system

Obesity can make body cells resistant to insulin, insulin is hormone which carries sugar from blood to cell for energy, but when insulin fails to do so, it results in high blood sugar level. 

Obese people are having 10 time higher risks type II diabetes. 

Type II diabetes is reason for origin for several disorders and diseases

  • High blood pressure
  • Impotence and more
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Amputations 
  • Blindness 
  • Kidney disease 
  • Circulatory and nerve defects 
  • Hard-to-heal infections

Reproductive system:

Obesity is having an impact on females, females having issues in conception and there is an issue during pregnancy as well.

Skeletal and muscular systems

Extra weight puts a lot of pressure on joints and leading and pain and stiffness. 

Obesity may cause deteriorating bone density and muscle mass, this is called osteosarcopenic obesity, which has high risks of bone fracture.


Obesity is the initial stage of several complications, To avoid above life complication, we should follow a healthy lifestyle and ayurvedic medicine. 

Losing 5 to 10% weight can also protect you from several complications.

There can be reasons for obesity, like lifestyle, eating habits etc. if we can change anything to avoid would be plus.

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