Harmful effects of excess weight
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Does obesity affect the whole body?

Obesity can cause more than 30 disease conditions that affect almost every system of the body.1

These can include conditions which affect basic physical functions like breathing and movement or more serious health problems. Some obesity-related conditions are:2

  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems like sleep apnea
  • Breathing problems
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Depression
  • Infertility and Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Cancer

You can check your risk of developing obesity-related health problems with our Personalised weight loss planner. Consult your doctor if you suspect you have developed any of these health conditions.

Disclaimer: Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

Ref: 1. Brethauer S, Kashyap S, Schauer P. Obesity. [internet]. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Center for Continuing Education. 2013. [cited 2015 Nov 27] Available from: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/endocrinology/obesity/ 2. What Are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity? [internet] National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. NIH. [cited 2015 Nov 27] Available from: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/obe/risks