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How does obesity contribute to Hypertension?

Being overweight and/or obese can cause high blood pressure in a several of ways. When there is increase in weight it takes more pressure to move the blood surrounding  the body. Risk of Heart disease increases if a person has excess abdominal fat, high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol in the blood, a strong family background  of diabetes, is a male or was affected by obesity in early ages. Being overweight or obese puts an extra strain on your heart and circulatory system that can cause serious health problems. It also increases your risk of diabetes,cardiovascular disease  and high blood pressure.

In these patients, obesity may confer an increased risk of chronic kidney disease, basically  when additional factors, like as diabetes or lipid abnormalities, are superimposed. Structural damage of the kidneys may further increase blood pressure and predispose to cardiovascular events. Higher pressure on the artery walls increases the blood pressure. In addition, extra weight can raise the heart rate and reduce the body’s ability to transport blood through the vessels. Obesity is the  important major cause of type 2 diabetes. Obesity is measured by BMI that is body mass index which is determined by weight and height ratio. BMI is highly correlated with direct measures of body fat in the body. Normal BMI is 20-25, overweight is 25-29.9 and obesity is greater than 30. Not only is BMI important for determining hypertension risk, but fat distribution is as well,measured as body composition analysis secondly weight loss decreased  the .And medication for diabetes & hypertension so economical for health.