Obesity Physiotherapy

Comorbidities associated with Obesity

In this article we will discuss the Comorbidities associated with Obesity

In this article, we will discuss various Comorbidities associated with Obesity. So, let’s get started.


Obesity may lead to comorbidities, they are:

1. Metabolic syndrome:

  • Type-2 Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia (hyperlipidemia)
  • High triglyceride level

2. Insulin resistance

3. Pro-inflammatory state- thrombosis

4. Ischemic heart disease, angina, myocardial infarction, congestive cardiac failure, high BP, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism

5. Stretch marks, lymph edema, cellulitis

6. Menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, complications during pregnancy

7. Fatty liver disease, cholelithiasis, GERD

8. Stroke, neuralgia paraesthetica, migraines, carpel tunnel syndrome, dementia

9. Cancer

10. Gout, osteoarthritis, low back ache

11. Erectile dysfunction, incontinence, CRF

12. Depression, social stigmatisation

13. Obesity hypoventilation syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea

14. Musculoskeletal disorders

  • Pain
  • Restricted ROM
  • Decreased physical activity
  • Decreased quality of life

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