Making the decision to lose weight can greatly impact not just your appearance but your overall health. An excess of body fat can lead to harmful complications, a few of which will be explored below, but if you would like to learn more and are looking for help losing those extra pounds you can reach out to your local Trophy Club, TX, health experts at Trophy Club Family Medicine, Dr. David Yi, Dr. April Enard, Dr. Paula Lansford-Seabaugh, and PA Carol Addy PAC.
Type 2 Diabetes
Being overweight can put you at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can increase your risk of other health problems. Problems such as heart disease, nerve damage, stroke, kidney disease, and vision.
Stroke and Heart Disease
Many of the problems common among those who struggle with obesity are those that often contribute to heart disease, and can in time potentially lead to a heart attack.
Strokes also share many of the same risk factors as heart disease, so it's doubly important to understand how obesity can affect your health.
Fatty deposits can accumulate and narrow arteries, which can lead to a heart attack, and clots in narrowed arteries can result in a stroke.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that interrupts your normal breathing during sleep, often momentarily stopping your breathing altogether forcing you to wake up gasping for air.
Being overweight increases your risk for the condition due to the fat that is stored around the neck which can narrow the airway.
Family Medicine in Trophy Club, TX
Your doctor can help you and you and everyone in your family develop a weight loss plan that can prevent or delay many of the above health problems.
Family medicine is just at your fingertips in Trophy Club, TX, you can dial (817) 430-9111 to schedule a visit with Trophy Club Family Medicine in Trophy Club, TX, with Dr. Yi, Dr. Enard, Dr. Lansford-Seabaugh, and PA Carol Addy PAC.