Obesity is directly responsible for more than 100 medical problems and worsens the prognosis of cardiac, pulmonary, and oncological diseases. In many circumstances, efforts are made in treating the consequences of obesity more than treating the primary cause.
Categories of comorbidities include cardiovascular, endocrine and reproductive, GI, musculoskeletal, neurological, pulmonary, psychosocial, and renal and genitourinary. In addition, various types of cancer are associated with obesity.
Physicians might use a checklist to help them remember the most prevalent diseases secondary to obesity.
They might include the following:
• Coronary arteries disease
• Congestive heart failure
• Varicose veins
• Thromboembolic events
Endocrine and reproductive
• Prediabetes/ type 2 diabetes
• Polycystic ovarian syndrome/hyperandrogenemia
• Male hypogonadism