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What has being really overweight done to you health? ?

(30 Posts)
Chocqueen99 Sat 03-Oct-15 21:02:16

Just that really what has obesity done to you & your health & if you have lost weight how much better do you feel?? Sorry if wrong place but the weight one seemed about diets.

Chocqueen99 Wed 07-Oct-15 00:11:35

I'm getting a lot of backache I need to get it off!

SlowlyGoingINSAINIA Wed 07-Oct-15 00:14:13

Knee pain.

SeasonalVag Thu 08-Oct-15 19:49:40

yes, back and knee pain here too, increased sweating too, noxious turds, poor self esteem haha.

I was young though - im sure if I were in the same situation now im 40, then id have more problems.

Blueberry234 Thu 08-Oct-15 19:52:48

I had no immediate health complaints except PCOS. I had surgery and subsequent,y been left with a long list of issues which would have all probably raised their heads at some point but inset triggered by rapid weight loss. Except I am thin and probably in a better state to deal with them

hugoagogo Thu 08-Oct-15 19:54:32

Since losing 4.5 stone my knees, feet and most importantly my asthma have improved. I never take my inhaler any more and beat my dc up hills.

I used to moan that people especially drs always blamed any aches and pains on my weight - turns out they may have been right.blush

Maverick66 Thu 08-Oct-15 19:57:56

Sore knees,excessive sweating, occasional back pain, general lack of fitness. Difficulty getting up when I'm cleaning shower tray etc. most of all low self esteem depression and heartburn sad

CainInThePunting Thu 08-Oct-15 19:58:04

Back pain which has got worse as I got heavier to the point I managed to put a disk out of place and now have horrendous sciatica.
I've lost a couple of stone now and feel better but still have 3 stone to go to get into the middle of my healthy BMI range.
I've a lot of work to do to fix my back and I'm kicking myself for letting it get this bad.
I used to be slim and active sad

toffeeboffin Fri 09-Oct-15 02:24:23

Bad knees, snoring, lack of breath....

Chocqueen99 Sat 10-Oct-15 22:13:25

Yes sweating is one of the more annoying ones lol I used to be able to walk about everywhere no problems now my back starts really aching & I have to reat. ..

What problems did losing weight rapid give you blueberry??

Chocqueen99 Sat 10-Oct-15 22:14:31

# rest losing weight is hard & I do worry a bit about loose skin if im honest.

LemonPied Sat 10-Oct-15 22:16:09

I honestly believe my weigh have inhibited my ability to conceive.

CainInThePunting Sat 10-Oct-15 23:22:56

Loose skin will take 6 to 12 months to retract, it's the least of our worries to be honest.

Lose the weight, feel better. Skin will take care of itself.

hugoagogo Sat 10-Oct-15 23:24:30

I would recommend losing weight slowly to avoid loose skin and gallstones too.

That said I lost at about a pound a week and still ended up with gallstones, but from what I can make out a woman with children has a pretty high chance of getting them whatever their weight. And surgery is much more risky if you are obese.

Bunbaker Sat 10-Oct-15 23:28:20

In my sisters case, type 2 diabetes and subsequent problems with her feet which are permanent.

saltlakecity Mon 12-Oct-15 20:49:56

Getting out of breath. Snoring. Digestion issues. High blood sugar. Headaches due to poor diet. Utter exhaustion. Irregular periods. Sore feet. Sore knees. Everything is an effort.

Chocqueen99 Tue 20-Oct-15 20:20:12

I have many of these come to point now I feel enough is enough... I feel like ive accepted that feeling crap am bloated is the norm. Has anyone had bladder issues with being big?? A lot of my weight is round my middle.

Titsywoo Tue 20-Oct-15 21:33:21

Acid reflux, gallstones, issues with surgery risk, problems with my legs.

I don't know why I struggle to do anything about it sad

Chocqueen99 Sun 29-Nov-15 15:16:54

Me too. Fatty liver aswell which does not sound nice... need to lose weight so bad do not want things to get any worse.

Thunderbolt Sun 29-Nov-15 16:01:49

When I started gaining weight 4.5 years ago my PCOS got a LOT worse, grew a beard, period disappeared and I lost a lot of hair (several bald patches). My knees hurt when I exercise, my skin looks horrid.

Right now I am 45lbs down from my highest weight of 254lbs and I am just starting to notice exercise getting easier and I got my period back. I've been losing very slowly but seeing the difference such a small loss has made has really encouraged me to keep going (although I did yo-yo a bit in September/October).

Chocqueen99 Fri 11-Dec-15 22:04:27

Ahh well done thunder.
I didn't see your last post & funnily enough my knees have been hurting today & I haven't done any exercise. .. Theyreally crack & pop when I bend tho I don't think that is normal shock

primitivemom Tue 19-Jan-16 01:10:14

Heel pain, knee pain, sciatica... The list is endless sad

itsbetterthanabox Tue 19-Jan-16 01:31:20

Things I had anyway but they are worse: plantar fasciitis which causes heel pain. And benign intracranial hypertension which they say is more common in overweight women but they don't know why. It causes headaches and can cause vision problems.
I get tired out easily and can't walk ages but that's more because of my foot issue. I had that at a normal weight.

Chocqueen99 Tue 19-Jan-16 20:57:06

Funny you should botg say that!! I think I've started with platar fascitius, I get a real throbbing in my heel.
My friends daughter has intercranial hypertension I know it's horrid..
My feet hurt , knees sometimes. N lately im just absolutely shattered. .I need to get rid of this flubber ffs angry

al88 Tue 19-Jan-16 21:19:34

Itsbetter I've got intracranial hypertension too. I have frequent headaches.

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