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10 Signs You May Be Obese

Obesity triggers many other health issues. Being obese means you have the higher risk of back pain, knee osteoarthritis, hypertension and various other heart diseases. According to studies , obese women have negative effects on fertility. So, instead of just overlooking this health condition, one need to become extra conscious about their heavier weight. Here are a few warning signs that indicate you are obese.

1•Dyspnea or Shortness of breath. People who are obese often suffer from shortness of breath. Obese people have difficulty moving around effortlessly and due to fat around their neck, they tend to face dyspnea. The extra fat also make air flow quite complicated in and out of their lungs. If you experience shortness of breath, contact a health expert immediately. This condition also requires active lifestyle and effective ways to lose extra weight.

2•Aching knees. Obesity negatively impacts your knees. Excess weight puts extra pressure on your knees and ankles, making your back sore and stiff. This also affects your posture and because of knee pain, you might face difficulty in even walking. This condition could also make working out difficult. Hence, start with morning or evening walk and avoid unhealthy foods.

3•Risk of hypertension or high blood pressure. Obesity is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure. Obesity when causes high blood pressure could also increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Hence, to avoid all these diseases, maintain your ideal body weight.

4•Backache..Obesity not only hinders your active lifestyle, but could also cause back pain. People suffering from obesity need to seek orthopaedic advice to get back pain cured. Obese people have an increased risk of developing spondylolysis, spinal stenosis and a fracture in the vertebrae.

5•Skin problems..It may surprise you that obesity could also develop various skin problems. Hormonal changes may develop darkened, velvety areas around the neck and body folds. Stretching of the skin may give you ugly stretch marks. Because of retained moisture in body folds due to excess weight, could also encourage the development of bacteria and even fungi. Obesity may also develop corns and calluses on the feet.

6•Depression.Obesity can also lead to depression. This doesn’t mean that obese people are prone to anxiety and depression, it is due to the reason that some obese people might feel embarrassed and are afraid of body-shaming. A few obese people also might avoid social gatherings. These conditions could make them depressed.

7•Heartburn. Obesity could also trigger heartburn and acid reflux. People on heavier side might experience symptoms such as burning sensation, pain and pressure in chest and around throat area. This is due to the reason that excess fat pressurizes digestive system and food in the stomach to be pushed towards the esophagus causing discomfort and acid reflux in the digestive system. Eating light and avoid fried foods could be opted to prevent heartburn.

8•Snoring. Obese people tend to snore. As excess weight increases the risk of obstructive sleep apnea due to too much bulk around the neck, they snore while sleeping.

9• Varicose veins. Varicose veins are abnormal and dilated blood vessels which are caused by weakening of the vessel wall. They appear as clusters of blue or purple veins and in some cases, are surrounded by thin red capillaries which are also known as spider veins. Being overweight is one risk factor that could cause varicose veins.

10•Irregular periods. Obese women may face irregular periods. Being overweight could also increase the risk of heavy or long period cycle and absence of a period cycle. Extra fat in the body upsets the balance of hormones in your body causing various diseases.

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