The most important
effects are definitely those with social implications, inasmuch as in today's
society an obese person is not easily acceptable and especially if it is in
regard to a woman.
In the workplace,
bosses do not generally wish to have obese people around especially where
office, reception, sales, etc. etc are concerned, since they claimed that the
immediate image perceived by the customer is that of the corporation,
sometimes they are not even interested in the working skills or virtues of the
employees but rather the physical appearance of same.
This is especially so
in what happens at a scholarly level, since, as we are aware, children do not
keep anything to themselves and it is always the obese child that is
discriminated against; he is not allowed to play with the rest of the children
and is always the object of mocking and segregation. This causes many
complexes amongst these children which eventually will need professional help
in order to resolve all the problems outlined above.
All of this leads to
eventual isolation, separation from the surrounding people, avoiding the
company of others and taking out all of these feelings by constant eating
which causes more and more serious problems.
Due to the obesity
problem, hernias and eventrations are very frequent because the muscular walls
are unable to handle all this overweight and its debilitation causes the
formation of herniary bags which are localized in various places and which
will require surgery which due to the same obesity problem, the percentage of
recurrence is very high.
Obese patients are at
much higher risk of suffering accidents because they lose their center of
gravity much more easily and besides can not perceive alterations in the
ground or the height of steps or they might even break a chair that is not in
very good condition or can fall while turning around on a hospital bed, and we
could go on and on.