A 33-year-old member asked:
what effect does childhood obesity have on his adult life?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Lisa Roberts answered
22 years experience Pediatrics
Can be many: There are not only physical effects, but also emotional effects on children with obesity. Some of the long-term health complications include diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep problems, and high blood pressure. In some cases asthma may be worsened by obesity.The emotional effects of childhood obesity should not be overlooked. These concerns include depression, bullying and poor self image.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015
Dr. Quang Nguyen answered
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many effects: Obesity affects almost all body system in a human. Some example: cardiovascular (cholesterol, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis), endocrine (type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome), lung (asthma, obstructive sleep apnea), psych (negative self image, depression, poor quality of life), reproductive (irregular menstrual periods, lack of periods). Liver (non alcoholic fatty liver)...
Answered on Aug 15, 2012
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