In most cases the diagnosis will be apparent from the woman's
appearance but the degree of obesity should be assessed, by using the Body-Mass
Index. In addition the skin-fold thickness over the triceps muscle can be
measured using special spring loaded calipers. Obesity is indicated by a
measurement of more than 28mm in women.
Mechanical Disabilities associated with Obesity:
Osteoarthritis of knees, hips, lumbar spine.
Metabolic disorders: Non-insulin dependent diabetes
mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, gall stone, hyperuricaemia, and gout are more common
among the obese than in general population.
Cardiovascular Disorders : Obesity increases the load on
the heart, which enlarges with rising body weight. Cardiac output, stroke
volume, and blood volume also increases. Higher Blood Pressure is often reported.
Life Expectancy : Overweight is associated with an
increased rate of mortality at all ages. However the degree of mortality varies
more or less in proportion to degree of obesity.
serious medical conditions have been linked to obesity, including type 2
diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Obesity is also linked
to higher rates of certain types of cancer. Obese women
are more likely than non-obese women to die from cancer of the gallbladder,
breast, uterus, cervix, or ovaries.
Diseases and health problems linked to obesity :
disease and gallstones.
a disease in which the joints deteriorate. This is possibly the result of
excess weight on the joints.
another disease affecting the joints.
(breathing) problems, including sleep apnea in which a person can stop
breathing for a short time during sleep.
problems in women, including menstrual irregularities and infertility.
care providers generally agree that the more obese a person is, the more likely
he or she is to develop health problems.
suffering may be one of the most painful parts of obesity. American society
emphasizes physical appearance and often equates attractiveness with slimness,
especially for women. Such messages make overweight people feel unattractive.
people think that obese individuals are gluttonous, lazy, or both, even though
this is not true. As a result, obese women often face prejudice or
discrimination in the job market, at school, and in social situations. Feelings
of rejection, shame, or depression are common.
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