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Top Ten Obesity-Related Diseases

Obesity triggers at least 65 additional diseases. Top ten obesity-related diseases are: 1. High Blood Pressure 2. Diabetes 3. Heart Disease 4. High Cholesterol Levels 5. Cancer 6. Infertility 7. Back Pain 8. Skin Infections 9. Ulcers 10. Gallstones

The World Health Organization defined obesity as “now well recognized as a disease.”

It is regarded as a disease because its epidemiology is similar to many other chronic metabolic and inflammatory disorders. And these disorders became more common in recent decades. So obesity will.

The physicians state that it is a chronic, frequently progressive, and rarely remitting disorder. Bad news is it is the additional cause of 65 or more other diseases. Think of arthritis or sleep apnea… Many forms of cancer.

Forbes magazine has published an article written by Lee M. Kaplan, M.D., director of the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chairman emeritus of the Campaign to End Obesity.

He discusses about the 100 million individuals with obesity in America today. And says that addressing the nation’s obesity epidemic is not an easy fix. As with cancer, there are many subtypes of obesity, each with different causes, clinical characteristics, and susceptibility to specific therapies.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesleadershipforum/2013/06/21/why-the-amas-obesity-ruling-is-bad-medicine/

Source: http://www.mediweightlossclinics.com/patients/resources/articles/obesity-facts/

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Do not Ever Ignore These Symptoms

We all know about certain health warnings such as chest pain (heart attack), irregular moles (skin cancer) or fever (infection). But when it comes to less common indicators, we often overlook. If you have one of these symptoms; you should definitely have a medical checkup.

1. Sleepy During The Day Without Any Reason
Do you feel tired and unable to concentrate even if you had a 7 hour night sleep? Does it happen day after day? And you do not know why? You might be suffering from Sleep Apnea. This sleep disorder causes your body to wake up many times throughout the night but you rarely notice. Especially if you snore or if you are overweight, you are more at stake!

2. Erectile Dysfunction, For Men
Maybe it is not an emotional problem. Maybe you should look for underlying causes. It might be the first sign of Heart Disease, even if you don’t have any other symptoms… Later on, other symptoms consistent with cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol will develope.

3. Excessive Hair Growth, For Women
If you recently notice any unusual hair growth on your body, you should get your hormone levels checked. It might indicate Polycycstic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which is caused due to hormonal imbalance.

4. Unexplained Weight Loss
It is a common warning sign of cancer. It can also indicate problems with thyroid too.

5. Unexplained Cough
Progressive lung diseases such as Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) often start with persistent cough. Or a new chronic cough can be the very first sign of Lung Cancer.

6. Frequent Urination
It is a warning sign for Diabetes, both Type 1 and 2.

7. Loss of Balance
Little daily ‘accidents’ like slipping or falling into things can be caused by neurological problems: Motor diseases (such as Parkinson’s), autoimmune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis), and diabetic neuropathy (caused by diabetes).

8. Never Ending Constipation Problems
If constipation becomes a frequent problem, it’s worth looking into possible physical causes such as colon growths or colorectal cancer.

9. Discomfort in Chest, Neck and Arms When You Exercise
Watch yourself closely after exercise. Discomfort that begins from the chest spreading to the neck and arms might indicate Coronary artery/heart disease (CAD). Since it is not classic chest pain, you can easily overlook…

Source: http://www.caring.com/articles/symptoms-check

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