Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about obesity.

How does obesity affect someone’s health?

Being obese can cause a variety of health issues, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Obesity-related health problems adults can face include:

  • abnormal levels of blood fats
  • cancer
  • chronic kidney disease
  • coronary heart disease
  • diabetes
  • gallstones
  • gout
  • high blood pressure
  • metabolic syndrome
  • obesity hypoventilation syndrome
  • osteoarthritis
  • reproductive problems
  • respiratory disease
  • sleep apnea
  • stroke

Obesity also can have negative effects on someone’s mental health, according to the NIH.

For more information about how obesity can affect your health, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Mujeeb Siddiqui, DO, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; Registered Dietitian Laura Vikmanis, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center