Health Conditions, Important Facts

Obesity- Meaning, 8 Common Symptoms, Avoiding it


Obesity is a disorder that will encourage the formation of excessive fats in the body. This excessive fats present in the body will cause several health issues in the body. According to the health report, every year the number of people suffering from obesity is increasing slowly. More than one billion adults suffer from obesity problems. Around the world, in the year 2025 more than 12% people will be suffering from this disorder. The top most obese in Palau country. In the USA, roughly two out of three adults are obese. 

How to know about Obesity Disorder?

Each and every disorder reveals some symptoms in the early stage. People should be careful to analyze their body symptoms and do regular body check-up’s with health care experts or doctors. 

Symptoms of Obesity

  • Hard to get to sleep.
  • Back pain and joint pains.
  • Facing too much sweating issues.
  • Intolerance to heat.
  • Infections in skin folds.
  • Body tiredness.
  • Depression, stress and anxiety.
  • Feeling of shortness of breath.

People can also calculate their Body Mass Index (BMI) to know whether they are at risk or in a safe zone. 

  • If a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range. 
  • If the BMI is 18.5 to <25, it is the healthy weight range. 
  • If the BMI is 25.0 to <30, it is the overweight range. 
  • If the BMI is 30.0 or higher, it is the obesity range.

People can easily calculate their BMI with the help of the internet, because several online websites provide free BMI Calculating services. 

Effects of Obesity

Obesity has caused several health issues. This issue opens a door for several health issues in the body. People with obesity disorder having more chances to facing some other health issues such as 

  1. Heart disease and strokes – Obesity disorder encourages high blood pressure and improves the formation of unhealthy cholesterol levels in the body. These things will lead into the risk factors for heart disease and strokes.
  2. Type 2 diabetes – Obesity can halt the secretion of insulin in the body, this will encourage the raise of sugar levels in the blood. If this condition continues to increase day by day, then it will cause type 2 diabetes
  3. Certain cancers – It may improve the risk of cancer of the uterus, cervix, endometrium, ovary, breast, colon, rectum, esophagus, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidney and prostate. Still lots of research is going on between obesity and cancer.
  4. Digestive problems – Obesity encourages the development of heartburn, gallbladder disease and liver problems. This issue will affect the digestion process.
  5. Sleep apnea – People who are obese have more chances to sleep apnea. This sleep apnea is a serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep time.
  6. Osteoarthritis – Obesity causing more stress placed on weight-bearing joints. It also encourages inflammation, which includes swelling, pain in the joints and a feeling of heat inside the body. These factors may lead to complications of body disease called osteoarthritis.
  7. Fatty liver disease – One of the biggest organs in the body is the liver. Liver organ is not able to work properly due to this issue. This issue increases the risk of fatty liver disease. This fatty liver disease is caused due to excessive fat deposit in the liver. Some people are getting liver cirrhosis which will totally damage the liver function.

During the COVID waves several obese people are suffering from COVID issues. Many of them are admitted for treatment in intensive care units or even mechanical assistance to breathe.

Reason for Obesity

Obesity arises in a person’s life due to several reasons. We will see each reason in detail.

Food diet

Food diet is playing a major role in a person’s body health. In ancient times people considered a healthy food diet as the best medicine for the body, that’s why they are living a long life without facing several health issues. But modern days people are changing their food diet, this will affect their body health conditions. Obesity arises in a person’s life because of following an unhealthy food diet.

  • Consuming Large Amounts Of Processed Or Fast Food – Regularly intaking these types of Food increasing high In fat And sugar.
  • Drinking Too Much Alcohol – Consuming too much alcohol will surely encourage it because it contains a huge amount of calories.
  • Consuming Hotel Food diet – Consuming food items at restaurants will increase the obesity disorder because the outside food contains a rich amount of fat and sugar.
  • Consuming large amounts of food than the body needed due to the food or recipes’ taste.
  • Drinking too many sugary drinks –  Drinking too much of soft drinks and artificial fruit juice will increase the sugar level and calorie level more in the body. 

Medical Reason

Few people are keeps their body healthy, but they are facing this problem because of medical reason such as

  • An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) 
  • Cushing’s syndrome 

People can overcome obesity problems, if they are properly diagnosed and treated.

Lack of Physical Activity

Lack of physical activity in a person’s life will lead them into obesity problems. Several people are spending their time in front of TV, Smart devices, PC and Laptop. This will create so much trouble in the body. But most of them are not caring about their body health. Avoiding doing some simple activity such as walking, running, jogging and playing games will increase the chance of obesity problems in the body. So people should be careful to take care of their body health.