Obesity and Heart Disease

Obesity and Heart Disease

Being overweight and having heart disease has been shown to be linked with each other in some people. The higher your weight, or the more overweight that people are in your family, the greater chance that your are at risk for having or developing heart disease. Heart disease can be caused by the clogging of the arteries in or near the heart with plague, which can cause the heart to have to work harder than it would normally work - and this can cause a variety of different problems and symptoms in people.

Overweight people are at higher and increased risk, as they usually have to work a little harder to complete regular activities than for example, a normal sized person, and they have to carry a larger "load" of weight as well, which can put even more strain on the heart. Obese people with heart disease should see their doctor regularly, eat the appropriate diet and practice caution when doing things that even seem only a little strenuous or even not that significant at all, as serious heart problems could occur and start up out of nowhere in a split second if it is not taken care of immediately.

With the proper care and lifestyle changes, the heart disease could improve depending on the unique person and situation. An obese person should also consider trying out a weight loss program and at the same time, remember not to over exert themselves or go too far with their exercise routine.