Posted on Jun 20, 2008 | Comments 0
Most of the time, many doctors have suspected that overweight patients are at increased risk of developing heart diseases.
But, they believed that obesity in addition to diabetes, coronary artery diseases and high blood pressure can lead to heart failure.
Now, studies have assertively shown that obesity itself, without any sort of medical conditions can lead to heart failure.
It was found that people who are merely overweight are at increased risk of developing heart disease, when compared with non-obese individuals. Even if you are completely healthy, in spite of being overweight, it is possible that you have increased risks of developing heart failures [Tips to lose body fat].
How is obesity related to heart failure?
If you are overweight or suffering with obesity, you can possibly develop left ventricular hypertrophy, which mainly occurs due to thickening left ventricle wall of your heart. So, if this heart condition tends to become persistent, it can eventually lead to various heart diseases, including heart failure.
Obesity also associates with metabolic syndrome that can cause severe lipid abnormalities in your body. It is believed that left ventricular hypertrophy or metabolic syndrome can become a reason for some or all cases of heart failures in obese patients.
Is it possible to reduce the risk of heart failure?
If you become successful in putting down extra weight of your body, it can possibly reduce your risk of heart failure. There are certain treatment options available for reducing your risk of heart failure. Some of the most effective and major treatment options mainly include:
- If you are suffering with congestive heart failure, restricting the intake of sodium and small restrictions in weight gain can greatly improve the ventricular function of your heart and accordingly it also improves oxygenation of blood and decreases your heart risks.
- Many researches suggest that more extensive weight reduction that is usually done by gastrointestinal surgery can decrease the cardiovascular mortality rate. Even in persons who are non-insulin dependent diabetic patients, the gastrointestinal surgery reduces the cardiovascular mortality and even total mortality rate, which is caused due to heart failure associated with diabetes.
- Reducing the total calorie intake to permissible limits can help you significantly in reducing your excess body weight. Many researches suggest that obese people who have slower rates or weight reduction can have the same long-term effects when compared with the patients who are undergoing fast weight reduction process.
- Simple changes in your regular routines and including more physical activity in your daily life can help you to lose extra body weight and as a result you can also reduce your risk of heart failure. Once if you have succeeded in achieving weight loss, then regular practice of exercises for maintaining your body weight also helps you to reduce your risk of many adverse health conditions, including heart failure [Benefits of regular physical activity].
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