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I am 26 and have been overweight since my teens. Should I be worried about any heart problems or is my anxiety playing a role of me worrying so much?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Obesity is an

independent risk factor for heart disease.
You should be worried. In addition it also leads to other life shortening illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. Both of these disorders will lead to complications and a shortened life expectancy. Lose weight. If you can't do it yourself ask your health care professional for help.

In brief: Obesity is an

independent risk factor for heart disease.
You should be worried. In addition it also leads to other life shortening illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. Both of these disorders will lead to complications and a shortened life expectancy. Lose weight. If you can't do it yourself ask your health care professional for help.
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