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Morbid Obesity Health Risks

 

Morbid obesity is associated with many diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Additionally, it is associated with a number of emotional problems and difficulties.

Medical risks include:

  • diabetes type II
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • high triglycerides
  • heart disease
  • asthma
  • sleep apnea
  • gallstones
  • fatty liver
  • poor bladder control
  • gastric reflux
  • joint pain
  • infertility and menstrual problems
  • obstetric complications
  • back pain
  • blood clots
  • immobility
  • cancer (breast, uterine, prostate, and colon)
  • leg swelling and leg ulcers
  • skin infections

Emotional problems include:

  • depression
  • social phobia
  • low self-esteem
  • embarrassment
  • loneliness
  • frustration
  • despair


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