The function of the
bladder which because of its elasticity serves to accumulate a large
amount of urine and due to obesity problems the bladder becomes
compressed and therefore insufficient to retain the urine, thus presenting
Due to the excess of
food represented in obesity the kidney becomes insufficient to eliminate
metabolic wastes and continuously accumulates thus creating kidney stones. Due
to the obesity problem important alterations are produced in both male and
In the female, such
alterations can alter the process of ovulation and therefore causing
menstruation alterations. Also due to obesity the ovaries are surrounded by
fat and do not allow ovulation. As can be observed, there are 2 mechanisms due
to which menstrual alterations may occur because of obesity.
In the male because of
the above reasons prostate cancer can occur.
In the female lesions
in the uterus can be caused by obesity which can be either benevolent or
malignant. The same thing happens in the breast and due to the excess of fat,
it is not possible to detect in the exploration of same any alteration, which
did it not exist the obesity might be detected at an earlier time avoiding
major problems to take place.
One of the most serious
illnesses with the most impact on health and quality of life is diabetes (high
levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood). This illness is sometimes detected
when the symptoms have already appeared in the form of continuos nocturnal
urinating, polydipsia (constant intake of water), polyphagia (overeating) and
weight loss. These symptoms generally show up between 8 and 10 years after
having had levels of circulating glucose in the blood over normal levels
(>111 mg/dl. Before breakfast).
resistance to insulin bringing on an increase in insulin production in order
to compensate the excess of circulating glucose in the blood and said
production which is insufficient causing a deterioration in the beta cells in
the pancreas which produces insulin.
It is also important to
be aware of the fact that obesity with a high BMI as well as the waist/hip
ratio over 0.80, and a sedentary life cause diabetes to take place.
Generally speaking the
levels of circulating fat (lipids) in the blood are high in obesity and are