An obesity disorder affects the whole body: The more excess pounds the scale displays, the more noticeable the symptoms and side effects become. Especially the stressed joints - such as the hip, knee and ankle joints – suffer from the increased weight. The lower spinal area is also heavily stressed. As a result, the joints wear out faster
and patients increasingly complain of back and knee pain.
In addition, the lungs of people suffering from obesity must perform significantly better than those of people with ideal weight
. Because the increased body weight leads to the fact that the body needs more oxygen. But despite the increased workload, the lungs are often unable to cope with the oxygen deficit on their own. A chronic oxygen deficiency threatens. In addition, there are short breaks in breathing during sleep (sleep apnea), which favour the oxygen deficiency.
In addition, the heart has to perform considerably better in obesity diseases, because otherwise the full functionality of the blood circulation system is no longer guaranteed. Stronger use of the heart
can lead to serious long-term sequelae such as high blood pressure, chronic heart failure and an increased risk of heart attack.
Other symptoms of obesity include fatigue and exhaustion, outbreaks of sweating and low physical resilience. As a result of social isolation associated with obesity, the disease can also lead to depression.