Dr. Richard Bebb, MD, ABIM, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, discusses medical risks of obesity.
Loading the player...Obesity and Related Medical Risks Dr. Richard Bebb, MD, ABIM, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, discusses medical risks of obesity.
Featuring Dr. Richard Bebb, MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Duration: 1 minute, 5 seconds
The issue medically with obesity is, of course, the medical complications.
And as one becomes more and more obese you’re increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease, damage to the circulation to your lower limbs, an increased risk of cancer of reproductive organs, colon cancer, amongst others, an increased risk of mortality.
As you gain weight, your life expectancy decreases. And there are also other issues, such as effects on fertility; obesity decreases your fertility, and also effects on joints, particularly lower limbs, knees, hips, lower spine. A weight increase causes degenerative changes to be accelerated in individuals who are overweight.
If you have any questions about obesity, the measurement, or treatment of it, please do discuss it with your primary care practitioner.
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