An unending connection between obesity and joint pain

July 17, 2021 by Dr Arun Bhardwaj0
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Our joints are the main parts that carry our weight and with the constant rise in weight, it gets harder for joints to work properly. Obesity and joint pains are two serious medical concerns of our society but few are aware that these complications go side-by-side.
Generally, people who are overweight are at greater risk to suffer from back and spine pain, or any type of muscle or joint issues. There is a direct link between obesity and spine issues.
The excess weight that is carried by an obese person puts additional pressure on the spine that increases injury to the spine and back. There are a variety of different conditions that may occur in the back region because of obesity.
Obesity:          
Obesity is a major disorder prevailing in our country and involves an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern, there are many medical complications related to this disease. Being excessively obese will increase your risk of severe diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, joint pains, and high blood pressure.
Rates of obesity are on the rise worldwide. But this can be controlled by making a few dietary changes, increased physical activity, and behavior changes. People who are suffering from obesity report an increased risk of pain specifically in the lower back region. Due to excess weight in the midsection, the pelvis is pulled forward, straining the lower back and creating lots of pain and medical issues.
Key factors that contribute to obesity:
Obesity and joint pain is not a problem that occurred in a day. Many factors when practiced regularly keep contributing to your pains. Following are a few things that must be avoided to avoid obesity and joint pains
Inactivity- lack of regular exercise and any other physical activity may lead you towards an issue of obesity and barred joints.
Posture: An unhealthy posture can lead to neck and back pain. A standard level of physical fitness is necessary to properly support the spine.
Aging- Changes in hormones and metabolism according to age can also contribute to obesity. With increasing age, body tissues can also cause changes to the spinal anatomy.
Stress: Stress is now part of our fast-running life. With the rise in competition, stress is also increasing at the same pace. Insufficient sleep, depression also contributes a major part to obesity.
Treatment:   
Obesity which is the root cause of several other diseases can cause severe damage to your body. Organs damaged by excess body fat are the Brain, Heart, Lung, joints, and colon. Thus, obesity needs to be treated instantly.
Laparoscopic surgery for weight loss by Dr. Arun Bhardwaj is the best option to treat obesity without any side effects. This weight loss surgery helps in improving backache and joint pains and prevents further damage by causing significant weight loss. Dr. Arun Bhardwaj is a leading bariatric surgeon and with his excellent procedures, he will help you overcome obesity.


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Dr Arun Bhardwaj


Dr.Arun Bhardwaj is a highly skilled Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon based in Delhi/NCR. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures (basic and advance), Gastrointestinal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.