Coronary Heart Disease

As your body mass index rises, so does your risk for coronary heart disease

Obesity also can lead to heart failure

High Blood Pressure

Your chances of having high blood pressure are greater if you are overweight or obese.


Being overweight or obese can lead to a buildup of plaque in your arteries. Eventually, an area of plaque can rupture, causing a blood clot to form.

If the clot is close to your brain, it can block the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain and cause a stroke. The risk of having a stroke rises as BMI increases.

Type 2 Diabetes

Obese people are more prone to type 2 diabetes and related complications

Abnormal Blood Fats

If you're overweight or obese, you're at increased risk of having abnormal levels of blood fats

Abnormal levels of these blood fats are a risk factor for Chronic Heart Disease


Being overweight or obese raises your risk for colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder cancers.


Extra weight can put more pressure and wear on joints, causing pain and leads to osteoarthritis

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is a breathing disorder that affects some obese people.

In OHS, poor breathing results in too much carbon dioxide (hypoventilation) and too little oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia).

Reproductive Problems

Obesity can cause menstrual issues and infertility in women.


People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of having gallstones.

 Also, being overweight may result in an enlarged gallbladder.