Overweight and obesity are known to increase blood pressure. High blood pressure is the leading cause of strokes. Excess weight also increases your chances of developing other problems linked to strokes, including high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and heart disease.

There is a big difference between being healthy and being overweight, isn't there? But, sadly most people tend to ignore this difference when it comes to their daily eating habits. The result is that before you know it, you have tipped the weighing scale on the wrong side. Also, the worst part is that you may gain weight easily but losing it is quite a daunting task. As soon as the bulk adds on to the body, it surely affects your cosmetic appearance, doesn't it? However, being overweight goes beyond being just a cosmetic problem. You also end up being exposed to a variety of health risks because of the extra weight.

Here is a brief preview of the 5 major 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.

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.
 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.
The simplest solution to avoid these problems is to eat wisely, live healthy and exercise regularly!


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