We are increasingly aware that being overweight and obese have a negative effect on people’s health and can pose a risk of many diseases in the future. These problems affect them in different ways, and today we want to focus on the effects obesity can have on the heart, the most important organ. Does the heart work the same in a person who suffers from obesity as in one who does not? We explain it, below.

OBESITY AND HEART

The first thing that should be clear according to the experts is that the heart suffers in people who are overweight. This is so because the overload of work on the organ increases, as well as the pressure, which causes it to age earlier than expected.

What happens is that, although the heart is the same, it must carry more blood to a greater volume of tissue, which is an overload. Faced with this, the organ reacts as any other muscle would: first it increases its thickness and then its size. Once this happens, it can eventually lead to heart failure.

In addition, obesity can lead to hypertension, which implies an increase in work on the part of the heart, a greater overload. Not only that, but, as we discussed earlier, due to obesity the heart gets old faster.

Numerous studies have shown how obesity is a key predictor of cardiovascular disease, regardless of others such as diabetes, cholesterol or age.

To understand the extent to which obesity plays a key role in heart function, losing 10% of body weight, along with improving other habits, greatly improves heart function.

Professionals like the ones we have in Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, can help the patient through bariatric surgery in Vadodara to reach a weight that does not put health at risk. It is a suitable solution, above all, for those who suffer from significant obesity, such as morbid obesity, and severe heart disease.

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