Not being able to fit into your favorite outfit should be last on your list of the side effects of being overweight. While being on the higher end of your recommended BMI isn’t all too bad, tipping over that point is. Once you are in the obese category, you are at risk for a huge list of ailments – a list we are quite sure most of you are familiar with. But just to throw some names at you, here are some illnesses that are caused from being obese: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, kidney disease, and pregnancy problems. Check out this article to expand your understanding on the topic.
The weight issue is not exclusive being overweight, similar health issues can arise from being underweight. One of the main issues regarding being underweight is the deterioration of muscles.
“BMI reflects not only body fat, but also muscle mass. If we want to continue to use BMI in health care and public health initiatives, we must realize that a robust and healthy individual is someone who has a reasonable amount of body fat and also sufficient bone and muscle,” says Dr. Ray, a physician-researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital and the hospital’s Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
Anemia, serious vitamin deficiencies (you don’t even understand the severity of the diseases that are cause from being vitamin deficient), organ damages/failures, and infertility are just a few of the conditions faced by an underweight person.