The causes and consequences of obesity as a very dangerous disease that lead to a fatal outcome.
How is obesity defined? What organs and systems of the human organism are mostly affected by obesity? What are the possible causes of obesity?
Obesity is a diet-related chronic disease, which requires a longtime medic treatment in order to decrease the frequency of accompanying diseases and death rate. In other words obesity is “accumulation” of fat in the organism, which leads to the increase of the surplus mass of the body by 20% and more compared to the average normal body mass value (“ideal” mass of body).
Introduction: What is obesity? Obesity is a disease connected to improper nutrition in a way that the amount of the fatty tissue of the body stored from the food taken starts being completely unhealthy. Doctors start talking about obesity when the body mass index is over thirty kilograms for a square meter. It is usually common when the amount of food exceeds the amount of corresponding exercises. Obesity is a diet-related chronic disease, which requires a longtime medic treatment in order to decrease the frequency of accompanying diseases and death rate. In other words obesity is “accumulation” of fat in the organism, which leads to the increase of the surplus mass of the body by 20% and more compared to the average normal body mass value (“ideal” mass of body). In different countries from 40 to 70% of the populations suffers from obesity.
What does obesity affect? Obesity does not leave untouched any organ in the organism as it primarily affects the vessels in the body and therefore as all organs have vessels – they experience certain difficulties depending go the amount of exceeding weight. As the primarily result most of the people that have obesity suffer from hypertension, high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure. People with obesity may also suffer from diabetes and have high triglyceride levels in their bodies.The major group of obesity-caused body organs dysfunction may not be considered fatal each one apart but altogether create a very strong base of the probable fatal outcome. They are: dysfunctions connected with the inability of obesity-patients to reproduce, all types of respiratory dysfunctions when lungs do not cope with the body mass tension and certain musculoskeletal problems depending on each given situation. The fatal illnesses that people suffering from obesity may face are the following: cancer diseases, the gallbladder disease and others.As a result obesity patients die early and very often from the cardiovascular disease which results from the prothrombotic state that the organism experiences from the extra weight.
Conclusion: Possible causes of obesity. The surplus mass of the body may result from different fermentative metabolic defects and infractions of different oxide processes in the organism. But in the first place all these defects appear because of excessive caloric intake on the background of constant insufficient caloric expenditure. So primarily it means that a person eats a lot and does not do any exercises to burn the calories. There also exists a possibility of genetic predisposition to this disease. In this case the centers responsible for appetite in the genes are damaged. Also if a person is experiencing constant stress and does not get enough sleep he may become a subject to become a person suffering from obesity. Nevertheless, it is very hard to say that each of these factors by themselves can cause this terrible illness. It has more of a combination of these causal factors. There is also a large list of eating disorders such as the binge eating disorder that often later on convert into obesity. They have a lot to do with experiencing constant anxiety as they appear as an attempt o the organism to solve the situation.
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