Have you been finding it hard to breathe or maybe feel some discomfort when sitting or standing? Your posture is the most affected aspect when you gain extra weight. A bad posture comes along with body pain, and affects the functionality of different body systems, and can make life difficult to live.
Obesity is one of the top contributing factor of back pain and other types of joint pain like hips, knees, ankles and feet. This can make even sleeping at night very difficult. It also rises the risk of developing osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and arthritis.
Weight gain leads to body pain and many other conditions. Your whole body systems alter their functionality, and also your bones and joints start to suffer the most due to the extra weight they need to carry.
At the NOW Clinic, Dr. Jose puts his Functional Medicine expertise to work to take care of those extra symptoms that come along with the weight.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: is among the top causes of death among adult Americans because high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease.
DIABETES: Obesity essentially contributes to the development of diabetes by making the cells in the body more resistant to insulin.
HEART DISEASE: Obesity is a major risk factor for developing heart disease which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Studies indicate that people who carry excess weight have a higher risk of having a heart attack before age of 45.
HIGH CHOLESTEROL: High cholesterol is closely linked to heart attacks. One of the main causes of obesity is too much intake of saturated fat which increases cholesterol.
DEPRESSION: Obesity causes emotional problems like low self-confidence. This may develop into clinical depression in the long term. A significant percentage of obese people suffer from depression.
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION: Obese men have a higher chance of experiencing erectile dysfunction and other male sexual dysfunctions.
SKIN INFECTIONS: Overweight people have skin folds that can cause irritation from sweating and rubbing. This can lead to many kinds of skin infections.
INFERTILITY: For women, obesity causes abnormal hormone levels which can cause ovarian failure. Women who are carrying excess weight of 15 pounds or more are at higher risk of developing ovarian cancer and infertility. On the other hand, men who are obese have a greater chance of developing low sperm count and motility.