Beyond Diabetes: Diseases Related to Obesity

Beyond Diabetes: Diseases Related to Obesity

GOUT

Caused by uric acid crystals settling around joints; associated with obesity, though the link is not understood

SLEEP APNEA

Fat around the neck obstructs air passages, causing breathing interruptions that lead to fragmented sleep patterns

POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

In women, obesity stimulates estrogen overproduction, causing ovarian cysts that can lead to infertility

METABOLIC SYNDROME

Symptoms include abdominal fat, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, and high cholesterol

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