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Why does obesity lead to high blood pressure?

Why does obesity lead to high blood pressure?

by: Dr. Shelly Singh
Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Obese people have an expansion in fatty tissue that expands their vascular resistance and in turn, builds the work the heart needs to do to direct blood all through the body. (Hypertension) refers to the pressure that blood applies to the inner walls of the supply routes. The conclusion of hypertension can’t be given if the patient is sick or is as of now on blood pressure medicines. Individuals with hypertension ought to be on blood pressure medicines (antihypertensives). The individuals who are set taking drugs for hypertension need to understand that everybody reacts contrastingly to these medicines and a few medications might be required to accomplish a typical pulse.

  • Abdominal obesity increases disease risk: Obese patients have other huge health risks and dangers, and patients with abdominal (central or upper body) obesity are the most serious hazard.
  • Obesity increases heart risk: Coronary illness hazard increases if a man has abundant abdominal fat, hypertension, abnormal amounts of cholesterol in the blood, coronary illness, a solid family history of diabetes, is a male or was corpulent or obese before age 40.
  • Cholesterol increases heart risk: Obesity builds coronary illness chance by expanding LDL-cholesterol levels (bad cholesterol) and lessening HDL-cholesterol levels (good cholesterol). This produces atherosclerosis (solidifying of the heart arteries), which can cause myocardial infarction (heart attack). Obesity additionally increases the danger of diabetes by lessening glucose tolerance and predisposing to the development left ventricular hypertrophy (expansion of the heart).
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy: It can be delivered in obese patients in light of the fact that the heart is required to work harder to circulate blood all through the body. By some estimate, each pound of fat requires around a mile of additional veins to supply supplements and oxygen.

Association between Obesity and Hypertension:

Obesity and hypertension are intimately associated. Other restorative issues that are related to obesity incorporate decreased life expectancy, coronary illness, diabetes mellitus, gallstones, osteoarthritis, irregular cholesterol (blood lipids), stroke, sleep apnea, cancer (colon and prostate in men; uterine and gallbladder cancer in females). The most imperative issue to recall is that obesity is related to hypertension, and hypertension is related to various different diseases that can influence general wellbeing and life expectancy. Anti-hypertension medications should be started if hypertension is diagnosed. But, with weight-loss, a significant fall in blood pressure may permit a decrease in the number of medications taken or decrease the amount of medication taken. Prevention would be better to any medication.

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