Causes of Immobility Immobility can result from any disease or disability that requires complete bed rest or causes extreme limitations of activities. People who have strokes that cause full or partial paralysis or people who have severe spinal cord injuries are examples of immobile persons. Immobility that extends for six months or more can lead […]
A staggering two-thirds of us are overweight, and one-third of us folks are obese. The sobering reality is we are at risk for many serious weight related illnesses as a result of our physical size and the stress it causes our bodies. 10 Weight Related Illnesses Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Stroke are among the Well-Known […]
In the United States, more than 72 million Americans are obese. Consider that two-thirds of adult-onset diabetes is directly associated with obesity, Add to that, obesity is associated with more than 40 other medical problems, including cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, hypertension, and orthopedic problems. The symptoms of these obesity related illnesses can be treated with medications […]
Obesity contributes to many health problems. Obesity and back pain are interrelated, and back pain is a common complaint for those who are overweight. While lower back pain is the focus point of most research, back pain can occur in any area of the back from the neck and shoulders to the lower back. More […]
Obesity-Related Illnesses The risk factors of being overweight or obese are well-documented and range from obesity and joint pain to obesity and potentially fatal illness. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH): Obesity promotes type 2 diabetes and increases the risk for amputation and blindness. Obesity promotes coronary heart disease and increases the risk […]
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