Obesity has been proven to make life uncomfortable and to lower people’s quality of life. But, it also comes with much more serious health issues, specifically, heart disease. Here are three ways explained by Dr. Sanjay Kumar – Cardiologist in Faridabad that obesity contributes to heart disease – and what you can do to take control of your health and fight not only obesity, but heart disease too!

  1. Most of us know that obesity can cause an increase in bad cholesterol. HDL – high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol is important for removing bad cholesterol and working to reduce the risk for heart disease.
  2. Obesity can cause your blood pressure to increase. Person who is suffering from obesity require more blood to supply oxygen and nutrients to their bodies which causes an increase in blood pressure. High blood pressure is also one of the common cause of heart attack.
  3. Obesity can lead to diabetes. Obese people also have a much greater chance of developing diabetes. Approximately 68 percent of people aged 65 or older with diabetes also have heart disease. While people with diabetes are said to be 2-4 times more likely to be at risk for heart disease.

There are few things, you can do to lose weight, get healthy and reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Those with a family history of cardiovascular disease, should do to get healthy is to exercise regularly and eat a nutritious, balanced diet. Your doctor will create a diet and exercise plan that works best for you based on your current goals and health status.

For some people, diet and exercise alone may not be enough to achieve a healthy weight. If anyone is having a BMI greater than 35, bariatric surgery may be right for you. If you’re considering bariatric surgery, you may be instructed to consult with a cardiologist first for “cardiac clearance.” Untreated high blood pressure, high cholesterol or other heart-related conditions can put a person at high risk for complications during and after surgery.  The Cardiologist will help you monitor your blood pressure, cholesterol level and any heart conditions that could create issues before you head into surgery.

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