Being overweight can cause a vast range of complications for the body such as high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke just to name a few.
Overweight or obesity is simply due to excess fat in the body.
Heart conditions are very common with people overweight due to the excess fat building up in arteries which restricts the blood flow around the body.
Becoming overweight is down to having a bad diet, overeating or a general lack of exercise, in quite a few cases all three of these.
People who are overweight usually start by gradually eating more and getting a lot of pleasure from eating food and this stimulates the release of the chemicals endorphins, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin within the body, these are the feel good chemicals.
Some people gain an addiction to the food because of this and continue to eat as they are and without realising portions get bigger.
Due to the bad diet and increase of fat into the bodies system health starts to deteriorate and then a person just doesn’t have as much energy anymore, this leads to a person becoming less active or lazy.
The person will do less and less and then become exhausted more easily, then attempts to do any sort of activity soon get pushed to one side because the smallest thing will become a dreaded task to do.
People who fall into the obese category tend to have, or developed, an underactive thyroid which is releasing the hormone that primarily controls the metabolism.
Underactive thyroid secrete this hormone too slowly so the metabolism isn’t working at its optimal level.
You can visit your doctor if you have worries about your thyroid activity and medication that regulates your thyroid activity can be given if needed.