Consequences of obesity

In previous chapters we've mentioned a few times about the consequences of obesity, which often bring patients more suffering than obesity itself. Emphasize physical (health-related), psychological and socio-economic consequences.

  • Consequences of obesity in adults
  • Consequences of obesity in children and youth

    Already in childhood and adolescence in obese occurs predisposition to high blood pressure and diseases of the gallbladder, first of all to education biliary stones (fortunately, with the normalization of body weight these dangers can be avoided). The children thick skin rash often appears, especially eczema, more frequent injuries and burns (probably due to the fact that they are less agile), more frequent inflammations of the respiratory tract, constipation. Boys delayed puberty, girls are menstrual irregularities.
    Although in childhood and adolescence thick yet there are no visible complications, typical for adults, laboratory tests have shown abnormalities in metabolism. About 2/3 of children detected violations in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats and a significant delay of water in the body. The metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes) exist in a latent (hidden) state, but there is a big risk in adulthood.
    Thick children already clearly expressed defects of the locomotive system. Flatfoot, EcoObraz legs, bent back, increased bending at the waist (hyperlordosis), weak abdominal muscles are questions not only appearance, but first of all health issues. Deteriorating function of joints in children early start to hurt and swell feet - because of this they refuse walks, become lazy, tend to sedentary life, and through that obesity is progressing. If the child does not lose weight, and does not exercise these orthopaedic defects and deviations in older age can lead to serious deformation of the joints. Already in childhood overweight may experience bone softening.
    High attention deserves the psyche of children thick, which are usually less independent and assertive, more dependent on their families, emotionally immature and not differ strong will to comply with the mode of weight reduction. It is, as a rule, only children in the family or children from incomplete families, usually subject to heightened concerns mothers or grandmothers. Such children are less hardened and pay a lot of attention to their illness. In school , in most cases they do well, are ambitious, but sedentary, even lazy. From physical training seek exemption to low mark spoilt their report card. In the course of direct talks and thanks to various psychological tests, it was found that in itself obesity before the onset of puberty children does not interfere. Often their "wonderful" look like to others, they are considered beautiful and healthy. If parents themselves fat, weight becomes for the family as something self-evident. Under such conditions does not occur there is no motivation for the normalization of weight - none does not aspire to it, does not follow the recommendations on diet and exercise. With depression and various kind of adverse situations solace in food are looking for 75% of obese children and only 9 % of children with normal weight.
    Only in puberty signs of obesity begin to interfere with. Plump Teens feel his difference from the other children, hard suffer, suffer from inferiority complexes, away from all the companies, especially avoid dances and sporting events. Therefore desirable delicate, and most importantly, the systematic work of the doctor together with the parents and teenagers. Sometimes a necessary and short-term medication.
    However, after the end of puberty, the majority (80%) aversion to obesity weakens. Full girl finds a partner, which is discouraging obesity, fat boy falls in labour collective of the older men who already have "abdomen" (and these often include people under the age of thirty), and abandon the struggle, by accepting its completeness. Complications of a psychological nature disappear, but the negative impact of weight on health, sooner or later will appear.
    Socio-economic consequences of obesity affect primarily in the fact that at its worst forms in young people we have to admit a limited ability to work. Thus narrows the choice of profession, and this is often reflected in the mind of the young man. Various complications are forced to lead a quiet sedentary lifestyle, but because this decreases and hope for normalization of weight and improve overall health. Full of young people on average have a higher incidence than their peers with normal weight.