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Medical conditions associated with obesity

Medical conditions associated with obesity

Everyone knows that obesity is associated with diabetes, but did you know that it’s also associatted with all of these? High blood pressure (can lead to heart disease), High cholesterol (can lead to heart disease), Asthma, Liver disease, Early onset arthritis (due to excessive weight on joints wearing away cartilage), Broken bones, Damage to growth plates (leading to malformed bones), Severely bowed legs (Blount’s disease), Gallstones, Gastro-esophageal reflux, Snoring (which leads to a poorer quality sleep), Sleep apnea (not only leads to a poorer quality sleep, but can have significant daytime effects similar to long-term sleep deprivation), Flat feet (which can make it painful to walk), Developmental Coordination Disorder (characterized by clumsiness and problems with gross motor and fine motor coordination), More surgical complications (longer healing times, problems from anesthesia, and greater risk of the need for more invasive medical intervention),Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (when the hip bone disconnects fromthe thigh bone and the thigh bone slips backwards), Stunted growth, Fatty liver, Metabolic syndrome, Increased risk of cancer, Fatigue, Low self-esteem, depression and Early onset of puberty. I know these facts can be terrifying. But there is hope.
My message is simple: Obesity is not permanent. Change is possible. And you can start today. Order your copy of “Who’s the New Kid?” today.