Risks of Morbid Obesity

If you are morbidly obese, you have a much greater risk of developing a variety of serious medical conditions compared to individuals who are not obese. You may develop health problems at a younger age.

Some of these conditions may include the following:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Angina
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Back pain
  • Pregnancy complications, including diabetes, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and C-section delivery
  • Menstrual irregularity and infertility in women
  • Bladder problems
  • Poor heat tolerance
  • Complications and infections after surgery
  • Skin infections
  • Depression and eating disorders
  • Premature death