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Consequences

If you are obese, severely obese, or morbidly obese, you may have:

Major Health Risks

  • Shorter Life Expectancy
  • Compared to people of normal weight, obese people have a 50% to 100% increased risk of dying prematurely
  • Obese people have more risk for:
  • Diabetes (type 2)
  • Joint problems (e.g., arthritis)
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Certain types of cancer (breast, uterine, colon)
  • Digestive disorders (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GORD)
  • Breathing difficulties (e.g., sleep apnea, asthma)
  • Psychological problems such as depression
  • Problems with fertility and pregnancy
  • Urinary Incontinence

Risks To Psychological And Social Well-Being

  • Negative self-image
  • Social isolation
  • Discrimination

Difficulties With Day-To-Tay Living

  • Normal tasks become harder when you are obese, as movement is more difficult
  • You tend to tire more quickly and you find yourself short of breath
  • Public transport seats, telephone booths, and cars may be too small for you
  • You may find it difficult to maintain personal hygiene

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

2018 Annual Meeting
Australia & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)

Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne
6 – 7 September 2018
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2018 World IFSO Congress
Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
26-29 September 2018