Obesity is not a social
or cosmetic problem but rather an illness which also is a high risk factor for
The graveness of these
consequences will derive from the rate of obesity in a person. The higher the
Body Mass Index the higher the risk and severity of the consequences.
The consequences are as
follows and at the end of the table a concise and simple explanation of each
classification will appear. Take your time since this information is very
important to avoid obesity in order to attain a better
quality of life.
There is a very direct
relationship between arterial hypertension and obesity which is one of the
most important factors for its development.
People over 45 years of
age run a much higher risk.
When the waist-hip
measurement is over 0.80 the frequency of cardiovascular and arterial pressure
problems is greater, and generally it is the lower numbers that go up first.
presents itself when the heart is insufficient to allow the blood to circulate
throughout the organism, having to make a great effort against the resistance
that an obese body can stand.
Aterosclerosis is the
hardening of the arteries that together with obesity and the excess of
circulating fat in the blood more rapidly obstructs all of the arteries
especially the coronary arteries which are the ones that irrigate the heart.
Obesity causes the
veins especially those in the inferior members to make a great effort to take
the blood to the hearts periphery and they become more insufficient each time,
thus presenting an insufficiency of veins which become varicose inasmuch as
the walls get weaker and weaker.