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Extra pounds have more impact on the body than the scale shows.

 

Extra pounds have more impact on the body than the scale shows.

Weight gain over the course of a year may seem innocent, but it can have serious consequences over time.

Do you know that the taste of food is duller for overweight people? They are more likely to get depressed and anxious, have short- and long-term health problems related to breathing, conception and the heart.

 

Here are 12 effects of being overweight on health.

 

  1. THE TASTE SENSES 

 

It may seem that you are gaining weight because the food you eat seems too tasty, but it is not true. Studies have shown that obesity decreases taste by 25%. This causes people to consume even more food as they try to taste the same rich taste as before from their favorite dishes.

 

  1. MIGRAINES ARE MORE COMMON

 

Weight gain increases the chances of a sudden headache. People with obesity suffer from chronic migraines more often than others.

Important: Obesity does not cause migraines, but it is a risk factor, which means that it increases the chance of migraines occurring.

 

  1. MORE CHOLESTEROL IS COLLECTED IN THE BLOOD

 

The body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but its high levels can increase the risk of heart disease. Weight gain causes the body to produce more cholesterol, increasing the risk of fat accumulation in the blood vessels.

Fatty deposits make it difficult for blood to flow through the arteries, prevent sufficient oxygen and reduce blood flow to the brain. This increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

 

  1. YOU MAY FEEL MORE DEPRESSED EVERY DAY

 

There is a great relationship between depression and weight gain. It has a psychological effect and causes depression, especially among women. Overweight people are 55% more likely to develop depression over their lifetimes than their weaker counterparts.

 

  1. YOU MAY HAVE PROBLEMS CONCEIVING

 

One of the most dangerous consequences for a woman caused by overweight is the increased risk of infertility. The extra adipose tissue leads to hormonal imbalance. This affects the woman’s menstrual cycle and the quality of the eggs.

 

  1. THE MUSCLES BECOME INFLAMED

 

Weight gain leads to a deficiency of Vitamin D, an important nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and stimulate bone growth.

It also helps in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, cancer, and chronic pain and fights depression. People with vitamin D deficiency experience muscle pain in many places. You may think you are getting enough Vitamin D through supplements and sunlight, but it can be diluted in extra fat.

 

 

 

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  1. STRONG SNORING

 

Weight gain is distributed throughout the body. Most kilograms affect the area down the throat and neck, causing the air passage to narrow. As a result, one starts to snore really loud.

 

  1. EXCESS POUNDS LEAD TO DNA CHANGES

 

Although our genes do not change throughout our lives, our lifestyles can affect them. Weight gain can alter our DNA and lead to dangerous consequences. This change leads to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes for both parents and their children.

 

  1. FREQUENT URINAL PROBLEMS

 

If you started to visit the toilet more than usual, it may be a sign of kidney disease caused by the extra pounds. Obese and slightly overweight people are 7 times more likely to have kidney problems and even kidney failure.

 

  1. RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS

 

Extra weight can cause stop breathing  during sleep – called sleep apnea. This happens when the upper respiratory tract is blocked during sleep and the airflow is reduced or even completely stopped. The brain sends a signal to wake up, and this constant awakening can make you lose good sleep, which can lead to more weight.

 

  1. EXTRA CALORIES ARE CONVERTED TO FAT

 

When you exceed your daily calorie limit and eat too much, the carbohydrate and fat molecules turn into fat by your liver. Consumption of additional calories leads to the storage of fat in the body and as a result, weight gain. To lose the extra pounds that your body has stored, you need to create a calorie deficit.

 

  1. BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS

 

Weight gain puts additional stress on the heart and results in high blood pressure.   This increases the risk of stroke or developing dementia. Additionally, being overweight puts you at risk of developing diabetes. An overweight body uses insulin in a way that is not naturally intended for use. Untreated high blood sugar is very dangerous and in some cases can be fatal.

 

The reasons for weight gain can be varied. From excessive food consumption, immobilization, to hormonal imbalances, intake of some medications and thyroid problems.

 

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