Associated Diseases

Obesity is the cause of multiple associated pathologies that cause a progressive deterioration of health and can also lead to premature death.

Patients with overweight and obesity are more at risk of disease and death associated with coronary heart disease since the increase in the level of blood lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.) increases cardiovascular risk.
Obesity and overweight are associated with an increased risk of suffering: Breast Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Kidney Cancer.
The frequency of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in obese patients is four times higher than in non-obese patients.
Obese and male patients are more likely to suffer from this pathology.
Obese and male patients are more likely to suffer from this pathology.
Obesity increases the risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis. The obese patient, when undergoing surgery, has a higher risk of developing thrombosis than the rest of the population.
The association between diabetes and obesity is clearly established. Almost 90% of patients with type II diabetes are obese or overweight.
Patients with obesity have a gallbladder frequency three times higher than non-obese patients.
Obesity is associated with an increase in the production of uric acid and a decrease in its elimination, which contributes to cause gout
The risk of developing high blood pressure is five to six times higher in obese adults, between 20 and 40 years, compared with non-obese patients of the same age.
Decrease in defenses.
Obesity is related to a higher infection rate of surgical and non-surgical wounds.
Obesity can have repercussions on reproductivity, since it influences menstrual function and fertility.
Obesity and overweight are the cause of liver disease (fatty liver) and are a risk factor to cause cirrhosis and hepatitis
Obesity is clearly associated with the development of osteoarthritis (osteoarthritis) in hands, hips, back and especially in knees.
Obesity is the cause of menstrual disorders, increased risk of hypertension during pregnancy, diabetes in pregnancy, urinary tract infection, etc.
60 to 70% of patients with obstructive sleep apnea are obese. There are 10 to 30 times greater incidences of sleep apnea among morbidly obese patients than in the general population.
Obesity and overweight increase the risk of stroke in both men and women.
Obesity is a risk factor for surgical complications, it is associated with urinary incontinence, hernias, gastro-oesophageal reflux, lower limb edema, back and neck pain, infections skin chronicles, prostate cancer, among others.

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