Disadvantages of Being Overweight

  • Coronary problems: The heart is designed to pump blood in the entire body. But, as you gain weight, the excessive fat ends up being deposited in your arteries. Over a period of time, these deposits tend to harden and therefore interrupt the regular supply of blood in the arteries. As a result of this, your heart has to work overtime making it prone to several coronary disorders.
  • Diabetes: Being obese also affects the ability of the body to use the insulin properly. In simple terms, overweight people are more likely to have higher glucose levels in the body. This makes them diabetics. With progress of time, diabetes also affects the other organs of the body worsening the condition of the patient.
  • Infertility: For women, the tendency to become obese also affects their fertility. After all, excessive body weight tends to disturb the hormonal balance as well as the menstrual cycle. There have been several researches as well that have proved this fact.
  • High Blood pressure: If you think that adding a few pounds every year is not that bad for the body, you are grossly mistaken. Over the years, as these pounds add up they make you obese. Due to this obesity, your heart has to pump blood faster. Given this situation, you are most likely to fall prey to the high blood pressure disease.
  • Sleep Apnea: Obese people often find it difficult to breathe normally during their sleep. This is a typical condition arising from the excessive accumulation of fat around the neck that narrows the airway. In extreme cases, this inability to breathe can also choke the patient leading to his or her death.