|10-27-2007, 02:41 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Dangers of weighing 300 pounds?
What are the dangers of weighing 300 pounds? If it is bad for you please explain why it is bad. I know this question seems dumb but the only thing I can think of is the heart keeping up with the weight.
|10-27-2007, 03:30 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Master X, the most dangerous harm to your body weighing 300 pounds would be a higher potential for elevated blood pressure, especially for a long period of time. If your heart has to work harder it can do severe damage to the arteries and eventually to the heart itself. If the arteries in your neck start to block up it can do damage to your brain and potentially give you a life threatening or paralizing stroke. So check your blood pressure immediately. You can even do this at most drug stores for free. Your top number shouldn't be over 140.
If your pressure is elevated go to a doctor. I would also recommend taking a coated aspirin to start thinning your blood. Also go on a vegan diet for now, eat lots of tomato sause, some grape juice, extra virgin olive olive oil, and a hand full of walnuts daily. This will start cleaning and making your arteries more lubricated for easy blood flow. Also take gluten (wheat, rye, oat, barley) out of your diet and eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Start walking for at least 45 minutes a day.
Remember, your health is like finance. It is compounding. The longer you go with the overweight body the more harm you will do your body in the long run. Also remember being overweight is just a symptom for an unhealthy lifestyle. The weight is not good, but more importantly what you are putting in your body is doing the most harm. Your tissue cells are flooded with toxins from the poor food you've put in your body. It can take months for you to start removing them with a good diet. The sooner you start the better. The good news is, that you'll start doing wonderful things for your health immediately by losing the weight. Even losing the first 10 pounds will lower the dangers fo being overweight massively. The compounding will work to your advantage.
|10-27-2007, 03:45 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Oh! More stress on bones, increased risk of high blood pressure and type II diabetes are a few risks. (My mom's fat cat has diabetes even!) Now, I am a firm believer you can be fat and fit. My fiance is almost "obese" according to the BMI, and is not a weight lifter/ripped type, and he's very healthy and doesn't look fat to me. (Frankly, I think he's a hottie at 190-200 lbs. and 5' 10".)
|10-27-2007, 12:04 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2007
problems with a being a 300 pounder:
1. your body is going to crumble when you're older. it's not built to handle that much weight
2. to get to 300 lbs you probably aren't eating 4000 calories of carrots each day, so you're probably eating excessive amounts of foods that increase the likelihood of premature death. High blood pressure as mentioned, cholesterol, etc
3. possible self-esteem issues
4. you probably sweat way too much (maybe not though), leading to more of #3.
|10-27-2007, 04:21 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
1) Heart enlargement due to overburden ( leading to heart failure ) . Imagine using a normal SUV to carry the load of thousand tons.
2) It could be a symptom of insulin resistance which would progress toward Diabetes and its often life threatening complication ( heart attack, organ failure and etc )
Prostacyclin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
JAMA -- Abstract: Increased virus shedding with aspirin treatment of rhinovirus infection, March 24, 1975, Stanley et al. 231 (12): 1248
University of Florida Shands Cancer Center: Chronic Aspirin Use May Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Women
What conclusion can you draw from the above studies ?
Last edited by escapee; 10-27-2007 at 04:34 PM.
|10-27-2007, 04:24 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Queensland, Australia
Obesity: Dangers of Obesity
Dangers of Obesity
The human race has made several advancements over a period of time. Due to all these advancements life has become extremely sedentary. People donít do enough physical activity as a result more and more people are becoming victims of obesity.
Many people just donít bother to take their weight problems seriously. They feel it is just a cosmetic disorder. This is far from the truth. Obesity is a serious health problem and is causes around 300,000 deaths per year, second only to smoking.
Obesity leads to serious health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, gallstones, gallbladder disease, gout, and breathing problems like asthma. Due to this a person who is 40% overweight is said to be twice as likely to die prematurely as compared to an average weight person.
A list of the different health problems caused by obesity includes:
Heart Disease & Stroke
A heart disease affects the normal functioning of the heart and it results in blood not circulating properly. Heart diseases can lead to problems like a heart attack, congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac death, angina (chest pain), or abnormal heart rhythm. When a person suffers from stroke it results in blood and oxygen not reaching the brain.
High levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats) in the blood can lead to strokes and heart disease. Doctors say that even a weight gain of 20 pounds doubles the risk of heart disease.
Type 2 Diabetes
In type 2 diabetes the blood sugar of the person goes above the normal level. When a person is obese or overweight it affects the cells causing them to become less effective in removing sugar from blood. As a result there is more pressure put on the insulin producing cells as a result of which they gradually stop working.
Weight gain increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and it has been found that 80% of the people suffering from diabetes are overweight or obese.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in the U.S. Though cancer need not necessarily originate from obesity but obesity does increase the chances of certain types of cancers. These cancers include cancers of the colon, esophagus, and kidney, and uterine and postmenopausal breast cancer in women.
It is believed that being overweight or obese causes the fat cells in the body to make hormones that affect cell growth and can lead to cancer.
When fat builds up in the liver it can lead to liver disease and can result in injury and inflammation in the liver. Fat can also cause severe liver damage, cirrhosis and even liver failure.
High Blood Pressure
Being overweight or obese is a leading cause of high blood pressure. According to doctors being 20% overweight makes you eight times more likely to suffer from high blood pressure as compared to an averaged weight person.
When a person stops breathing for short periods in the night, the condition is termed as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused when fat gets stored around the neck resulting in narrowing of the airway. Fat stored in the body can also cause inflammation in the neck, this can also causes sleep apnea.
Gout is caused due to a high level of uric acid in the blood. Sometimes uric acid forms into solid stone or crystal masses that get deposited in the joints. Gout is a problem that is usually experienced by overweight people.
Problems in Women
Women who are obese often suffer from irregularities in the menstrual cycles and infertility. If a woman is obese during pregnancy it increases the risk of death of both the mother and the child. It also leads to an increase the risk of maternal high blood pressure by 10 times. Obesity during pregnancy can also cause birth defects, particularly neural tube defects.
Being overweight is a major factor for the formation of gallstones. Gallstones are solid clusters that form in the gallbladder. They are usually made of cholesterol and overweight people produce more cholesterol, hence they are at risk.
Urinary Stress Incontinence
A large, heavy abdomen and relaxation of the pelvic muscles, especially associated with the effects of childbirth, may cause the valve on the urinary bladder to be weakened, leading to leakage of urine with coughing, sneezing, or laughing.
A healthy diet and regular physical activity are both important for maintaining a healthy weight. Even a small decrease in calories consumed and an increase in physical activity can help prevent weight gain or facilitate weight loss.
Hyperlipidemia refers to high cholesterol in the body and it is caused by a build up of fatty substances in the arteries. Due to this the arteries narrow and become hard as a result of which blood flow to the heart goes down. This can result in chest pain and heart attacks. Hyperlipidemia is caused by several factors but an increase in weight is a leading cause.
Osteoarthritis is a join disorder where the joint bone cartilage wears away. It usually affects the knees, hips, and lower back. Osteoarthritis is usually caused by an increase in the body weight as it exerts extra pressure on the joints and cartilage. People who have more body fat also face the risk of inflammation at the joints and this may cause osteoarthritis. There is an 8 to 12% increase in the risk of developing Osteoarthritis with every 2 pound increase in weight.
Varicose veins are formed when valves in the veins weaken and due to this veins permanently dilate. Blood is not pumped around the body instead it pools in the veins. Having excess weight in the body leads to varicose veins and when a person looses weight it helps in the treatment.
Psychological and Social Effects
Probably the psychological and social effects of obesity are the most painful. When a person suffers from obesity he often looses confidence and feels unattractive. Obese people are often made fun of and discriminated as a result of which they find it really hard to lead a happy life, many start suffering from depression.
Need to Loose Weight
These dangers of obesity make it extremely important to loose weight. But here again there is another problem. People often try to loose weight quickly with the help of fad diets. But it must be remembered that successful and happy weight loss takes time and one needs to be patient. Fad diets might help in loosing weight but they bring about weight loss by depriving the body of some necessary nutrients. This might cause further health complications.
The only healthy way to loose weight is by following a proper weight loss program that includes exercise and a reduced calorie diet. In the beginning you might find it difficult to limit you intake therefore you can try using weight loss pills like Phentermine, Adipex or Xenical. There is nothing wrong with using Phentermine or the other weight loss pills. Phentermine will help in suppressing the appetite as a result youíll be able to reduce your intake and be satisfied even by eating smaller amounts. Talk to your doctor before you begin your weight loss program. You should not aim too high in the beginning, you need to set attainable goals. Being patient is the key.
|11-07-2007, 09:23 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I had high blood pressure
Hi friends, I am 42 years old. I had high blood pressure. I have been taking Atenolol 25 mgs for 6 months and my blood pressure was normal for that time. In the last week I noticed my left hand to be weak at sometimes or hurts so I started looking at my blood pressure. Now my blood pressure is around 145/90 even when I am taking my medicine. Is it normal that people with high blood pressure tend to have more powerful meds in time?
|11-07-2007, 11:37 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Do you take diuretic for high blood pressure ? chronic administration of Diuretic is well known for depleting cellular magnesium, which in return causes muscle weakness and other muscular problem
Diuretics, magnesium, potassium and sodium. [S Afr Med J. 1982] - PubMed Result
Your answer for high blood pressure is on the diet and exercise. The pill wont work in the long term.
Last edited by escapee; 11-07-2007 at 11:45 AM.
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