Obesity : A Common Disease Among Young People With Obesity

865 WordsJul 15, 20164 Pages
Another consequence of obesity is asthma, and is a very common disease among young people with obesity. Obesity causes chronic inflammation throughout the body, including the lungs, and asthma is caused by inflammation in the lungs. In fact, asthma is a respiratory condition characterized by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. Inflammation from obesity can cause problems in the rest of the body as well. The most common signs of asthma are shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing, and wheezing or whistling sound when breathing, especially when exhaling. In addition, some of the complications of asthma are fatigue, underperformance, stress, anxiety, and depression. However, in rare cases, asthma can lead to a number of serious respiratory complications, including pneumonia (infection of the lungs), a collapse part or all of the lung, respiratory failure where the levels of oxygen in the blood become dangerously low, and severe asthma attacks among other complications. Finally, one last consequence of obesity is the risk of heart disease. Obese young people may experience health complications which can lead to heart disease problems in adulthood. For example, high cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and it’s related to obesity. For one thing, cholesterol is a substance that our livers produce naturally, and it is vital for the formation of cell membranes, vitamin D, and certain hormones. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like
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