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Hypertension and Obesity

Hypertension: Hypertension is a major condition that significantly increases the risks of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries.

Obesity: Obesity is a disease including an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is a health problem that increases risk of other diseases and health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, certain cancers, and diabetes.

Causes of Obesity:

  • Physical inactivity
  • Overeating
  • Genetics
  • A diet high in simple carbohydrates
  • Frequency of eating
  • Medications
  • Psychological factors
  • Diseases like hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome, and Cushing's syndrome also contribute to obesity