Obesity and its effect on the heart

Obesity and its effects on hearth
Posted on : Feb 26, 2021


In India, the prevalence of being overweight and obese has increased rapidly in recent decades. Given the association between being overweight and obese with many non-communicable diseases, forecasts of the future normality of being overweight and obesity can help inform policy in a country where around one-sixth of the world’s population resides.

The prevalence of being overweight will more than double among Indian adults aged 20–69 years between 2010 and 2040, while the rate of obesity will triple.

Obesity in India has been a rising cause of concern since times immemorial. This problem has given rise to many heart issues and has led people towards a shorter span of life.

At Aster Prime Hospital, we are inclined towards building a world with a less-obese and a more health-conscious crowd. The epidemic proportions of the 21st-century that have led to morbid obesity have affected over 5% of the country‘s population.

When we start talking about the statistics, you would be surprised and alarmed to look at the numbers. For example, the prevalence of overweight increased from 8.4% to 15.5% in India in a period of 5 to 7 years.

Even according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the National Family Health Survey it is predicted and assumed that the increased consumption of junk food, fast food, and the comfortable sedentary lifestyle are the significant reasons behind the fast-growing problem of morbid obesity in our nation. 

Coming from a nation where the food is considered to have healing properties by biggest organizations from all around the globe, it is just an unfortunate truth that Indian food has now begun to be categorized as unhealthy because it’s linked to high sugar levels and carbohydrates which contribute to a higher rate of cholesterol.

The heart is affected by obesity and here is how:

Obese individuals are known to have higher requirements for blood supply oxygen and various other nutrients to the various body parts. This increased requirement causes a rise in the level of blood pressure since more pressure is required to move this blood around.

High blood pressure is also one of the most common causes of cardiac arrest. Not only that, cardiac arrests are known to be one of the highest-ranked possibilities in obese individuals. Since obesity changes the functioning and the structure of the heart, the risk of heart diseases increases. In other words, the more you weigh the higher will be the level of your blood pressure, the higher the harder it will get to pump extra blood and others will make it more difficult for obese individuals to stay safe.

The weight-loss packages at Aster Prime are exclusively built around individuals who find it more and more difficult in their daily life to manage their health and their work. Our packages will include your choices, tastes, and preferences and will help establish you as a healthy and reliable professional of this nation.

As one of the highest causes of cardiac arrest is obesity, we encourage you to lose weight and visit Aster Prime for a consultation today!"