Health Risks for Women Who Are Overweight

Health Risks for Women Who Are Overweight
Women’s body mass index (BMI) is a good indicator to determine health risks. It is determined by entering height and weight into a BMI calculator. A  BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight and carries some health risks, but BMIs over 30 are considered to be in the obese category and carry quite a lot of health risks and many life style changes are indicated to become healthier.
Women who are considered obese are 50 to 100% times more likely to have premature death.  Even reducing weight by 10-20 pounds can help significantly.  Obesity is also responsible for Heart Disease, and Diabetes.
80% of all women with diabetes are overweight.  For every 2 pounds overweight, there is a 9 to 13% chance of developing painful arthritis.  Both of these health problems are significantly reduced by weight loss, and diabetes is even cured or in remission by major weight loss.
The cancers that obesity increases risk for are uterine, colon, gall bladder, kidney and premenopausal breast.  Obese women often suffer from Sleep Apnea and Asthma and related breathing problems.
The reproductive systems of women who are overweight and obese are often compromised in many areas.  First it may be hard or impossible to even conceive a child, since irregular menstrual cycles can lead to infertility.  But if pregnancy does occur, there is a high incidence of gestational diabetes, higher risk of birth defects and often if the baby is of a high birth weight, cesarean deliveries are indicated which brings more risk.  Weight loss is a must for obese women considering pregnancy and delivery.
Carrying excess weight is hard on all bodily functions.  Often one problem leads to another and a chain reaction occurs and this can lead to gall bladder disease, incontinence issues, surgical risks and depression.  In the final analysis, obesity can affect the whole quality of life of awoman.
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