Women often suffer from obesity much more than men. Women over 40 years are particularly susceptible to obesity
Obesity is the cause of a variety of complexes in women such as low self esteem, feeling unattractive in the eyes of others leading to severe depression.
The average life expectancy of women who are obese is about 10-12 years lesser than women with normal body weight. Obesity complicates the work of the respiratory system, causing snoring and apnea, leads to shortness of breath.
Obesity affects the cardiovascular system, causing strokes and heart attacks, coronary insufficiency. In addition, obesity increases the risk of hypertension.
Obesity is a major factor in the development of diabetes of the second type. Obese women over 30 years of age have 40 times more probability of getting diabetes than women with normal body weight. Excess weight causes increased load on muscles and joints, back and hips which leads to back pain and joint pains.
Obesity causes hormonal changes in women. Firstly, it is connected with it the development of diabetes, based on the lack of insulin production. Secondly, women have reduced levels of progesterone and on the contrary the testosterone levels increase.
Obesity increases the risk of developing cancer of the breast, uterus, ovary, endometrium, uterine cervix. Many gynecological problems can be solved by losing weight. .