Weight-Related Medical Problems (for Patients)

Some medical conditions can be caused by or affected by obesity. Losing weight will reverse your chance of getting these conditions and some of these health problems can be improved by losing weight. Even a small weight loss may make a difference in some of these problems! And multiple small changes add up over time to improve or reduce your risk for most of the weight-associated problems of these conditions.

This guide will review the following medical conditions that may be caused by or made worse by excess weight:

  • High Cholesterol (dyslipidemia)
  • High Blood Pressure (hypertension)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Pregnancy

And conditions that may contribute to excess weight:

  • Thyroid Problems

And Pregnancy, which is both affected by and may contribute to excess weight

Written by Clinical Tools, Inc.

Publication Date: 2014
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