The new year may spark the desire to begin a weight loss journey. Healthy weight loss can improve your overall health, especially if you recently experienced extreme weight gain or suffer from obesity. Obesity & extreme weight gain can take a toll on your body & provoke issues such as Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure & even Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Educating yourself on how to maintain & lose a healthy amount of weight can help reduce or even reverse these types of medical conditions.
Type 2 Diabetes & Other Weight-Related Health Conditions
Type 2 Diabetes is a medical issue that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, which impacts how the body regulates glucose or sugar. Type 2 Diabetes often reveals itself due to obesity & inactivity. When this happens, the cells in your body become resistant to insulin & stop taking in glucose (sugar) which is your body's fuel source.
Type 2 Diabetes can impact your major organs & cause complications such as heart disease & high blood pressure, nerve damage which can lead to erectile dysfunction for men, kidney disease, eye damage, skin infections, sleep apnea & more.
Erectile Dysfunction can be a symptom of diabetes & obesity because it can impact blood flow, cause a hormonal imbalance & increase inflammation. High blood pressure associated with obesity & type 2 diabetes can also cause your erectile dysfunction.
High Blood Pressure or Hypertension caused by obesity can cause several issues. It can often lead to an increase in cholesterol, which can harden your arteries and increase your risk for heart attack.
All these medical issues can be caused by obesity & extreme weight gain especially in the abdominal regions.
Benefits of Weight Loss
Besides the obvious health benefits of healthy weight loss, one of the major impacts weight loss can have is on better managing type 2 diabetes. It can help strengthen glucose or blood sugar control which can help decrease insulin resistance caused by type 2 diabetes.
Proper diet, exercise & medication can also help lower blood pressure, your risk for heart disease, kidney disease and decrease issues associated with erectile dysfunction.
Weight loss in men can reduce oxidative & inflammatory markers which will help with erectile dysfunction. Additionally, losing weight can boost the mental state of an individual & for men this mental boost can help solve erectile dysfunction.
Finally, lower blood pressure as a result from weight loss can decrease cholesterol & your risk for heart disease or heart attack.
There are many benefits related to healthy weight loss & it is important to consult a doctor on the proper way to reach your weight loss goals. If you are interested in learning how to manage these health conditions through weight loss, call us today at Total Body Therapy of Georgia to see how we can help!