Symptoms Of Obesity

Excess belly fat and having to buy bigger and bigger clothes are all symptoms of obesity. If you find yourself in that situation and you are concerned, you may find help to identify whether you are obese.

Here are some of the symptoms that may mean your are obese; consult your doctor immediately if any of these are true for you. Excess body fat, especially tummy fat is very dangerous to your health. Excess belly fat surrounds your internal organs and can cause organ failure. How do you know your excess body fat is an indication of obesity?

Go to a health store or gym and have your body fat percentage taken. If your body fat is more than 35%, it may be an indication that you are obese. And while you are at the gym, why not sign up for a membership?


BMI Higher Than 30

One of the main symptoms of obesity is a high BMI measurement. A BMI calculation takes into account your height and weight and it’s given on a scale from 15 to 50. When is it considered as obese? Any BMI larger than 35 is an indication of obesity. A BMI higher than 40 is considered as severe obesity. And a BMI larger than 50 is classified as morbid obesity. To find out if you may be obese, calculate your BMI here.

The size of your waist is not only an indication of obesity, but also of your health risk. If you have excess fat on your waist, you are at an increased risk of coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you waist size is greater than 35 inches (for women) and greater than 40 inches (for men), it may be a symptom of obesity.

Lifestyle Symptoms Of Obesity

Other symptoms that you are obese may include having to buy bigger clothing sizes, excessive sweating and being out of breath. If you are experiencing these obesity symptoms, you must consult your doctor immediately:

  • Snoring
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling very tired everyday
  • Back and joint pains
  • Low self-esteem and confidence levels
  • Depression

As you’ve seen from this article, the main symptoms are excess body fat and a high BMI and waist circumference. If you experience any of these obesity symptoms discussed in this article, you must make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.

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