Compulsive overeating without compensatory behaviors (vomiting, laxative/diuretic abuse, over-exercise) is likely to result in higher weight. Several serious medical conditions are associated with overweight and obesity, including
- Metabolic syndrome
- Heart disease, stroke
- Type 2 diabetes
- Certain types of cancer.
Higher weight patients are also more likely to experience sleep disturbances, hygiene issues, mobility concerns and greater fall risk.
The depression-overeating connection
In addition to the medical and physical complications that accompany higher weight, depression is a serious health risk to consider. In some cases, the effects of being overweight or obese can lead to depression, while other individuals may have sustained depressed mood that contributes to excess weight gain.
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