Obesity: Medical complicationsOObesity: Medical complicationsObesity: Medical complicationsEnglishNABaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-02-02T05:00:00ZSeena Grewal, MD, MSc, FRCP(C);Robyn Legge, PhD;Jessica Watts, RN000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>​Learn how obesity can lead to a range of medical complications.</p><p>Obesity carries a range of possible medical complications.​​</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Obesity leads to a range of short- and long-term medical complications, including heart disease and high blood pressure.</li><li>Other complications of obesity include diabetes and joint problems.</li></ul>
L’obésité: complications médicalesLL’obésité: complications médicalesObesity: Medical complicationsFrenchNABaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-02-02T05:00:00ZSeena Grewal, MD, MSc, FRCP(C);Robyn Legge, PhD;Jessica Watts, RN000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez comment l’obésité peut engendrer diverses complications médicales.</p><p>​​L’obésité peut engendrer diverses complications médicales.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>L’obésité engendre diverses complications médicales à court et à long terme, dont les maladies cardiaques et l’élévation de la tension artérielle.</li> <li>Parmi les autres complications, signalons le diabète et les problèmes articulaires.</li> </ul>

 

 

Obesity: Medical complications640.000000000000Obesity: Medical complicationsObesity: Medical complicationsOEnglishNABaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-02-02T05:00:00ZSeena Grewal, MD, MSc, FRCP(C);Robyn Legge, PhD;Jessica Watts, RN000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>​Learn how obesity can lead to a range of medical complications.</p><p>Obesity carries a range of possible medical complications.​​</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Obesity leads to a range of short- and long-term medical complications, including heart disease and high blood pressure.</li><li>Other complications of obesity include diabetes and joint problems.</li></ul><h2>Heart disease</h2> <p>Obesity can put children and teens at risk of developing heart disease. This is because a waxy substance called plaque can build up in the arteries, making them narrower. This forces the heart to work harder to pump blood around the body and reduces the flow of blood to the heart muscle.</p> <h2>High blood pressure</h2> <p>Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing through the arteries. The more someone weighs, the more blood they need to transport nutrients around their body. As the volume of blood increases, so does the <a href="/Article?contentid=898&language=English">pressure on artery walls</a>, especially if they are already narrowed through plaque build-up.</p> <h2>Sleep apnea</h2> <p>Children and teens who are obese may develop <a href="/Article?contentid=1918&language=English">sleep apnea</a> and/or other sleep-related breathing disorders.</p> <h2>Diabetes</h2> <p>Obese children and teens are at risk of developing <a href="/Article?contentid=1718&language=French">type 2 diabetes</a> because their bodies are less able use insulin to control their blood sugar levels. If not managed properly, diabetes can lead to a range of health problems such as <a href="/Article?contentid=936&language=English">kidney disease</a> and <a href="/Article?contentid=2522&language=English">blindness</a>.</p> <h2>Musculoskeletal issues</h2> <p>The extra weight associated with obesity can put a lot of pressure on the <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=skeleton-child">joints​</a>, leading to musculoskeletal problems in children and teens.​</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/obesity_medical_complications.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/obesity_medical_complications.jpgObesity: Medical complications

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