Cardiovascular Diseases are the result of Obesity

3 years ago

Obesity is a body disorder in which fats gets accumulated under the human body. It increases the risk of diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. In a recent study it is observed that when BMI (Body Mass Index) fat mass of a person increases, the risk of heart issues also increases.

Here are some ways in which obesity contributes to heart disease – and what you can do to take control of your health and combat not only obesity but heart disease too!

It can cause a rise in your blood pressure level. The individuals who are obese require more blood to supply oxygen and nutrients to their bodies which causes an increase in blood pressure. Increase in blood pressure is a common cause of heart attack.

Obesity can change your cholesterol levels. It lowers good high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol.  HDL cholesterol is important for removing bad cholesterol and working to reduce the risk of heart disease.

It can also lead to Diabetes. According to the American Heart Association, at least 68 percent of people aged 65 or older with diabetes also have heart disease. Thus Diabetes is also one of the major factors of Heart-related problems.

To reduce the risk of Heart disease, a person should be fit and fine with no extra fats in the body. A person can follow some steps to lower the weight can be:

Exercise daily to reduce body fat. This is the main and foremost step that an obese person should follow to stay healthy.

Have a nutritious and healthy diet plan. Obese people should restrict eating fast food and oily substances. Few foods that may help you achieve your weight loss goals are Oats, Green Leafy Vegetables, Grilled Chicken, Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Tofu, Peas, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds.

Include at least 6-7 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables in a day’s diet and a serving of green leafy vegetable daily

Decrease salt and sugar intake.

Stress can have also many effects on the body and mind. Stress leads to change in eating patterns and person started craving for High- calorie foods. Eating too many high-calorie foods can contribute to the risk of Heart Diseases. Hence always keep the stress away from you.

Disclaimer: This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general heart health topics. It is not supposed to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your cardiologist, family Doctor or another qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment

Seema Jain

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