Obesity and urinary tract disorders
Obesity affects the work of the whole body, since fat deposits form not just under the skin, but all over the internal organs.
Excess weight is often accompanied by urinary infections and disorders, as well as reproductive dysfunction in both men and women.
Excess weight usually causes hormonal imbalance in women, which results in irregular menstruation, as well as polycystic ovaries syndrome.
The lack of ovulation deprives women of the reproductive function. If an overweight woman manages to get pregnant, her chances of having a healthy baby are lower than if her body weight was normal.
Pregnancy, accompanied by obesity increases the risk of fetal hypoxia and congenital abnormalities.
Women with excess weight are subject to potential risks of:
- internal bleeding,
- infectious lesions of urogenital system,
- other birth and postnatal complications.
Obesity provokes common decrease of immune response, which is why infections and inflammations of the urogenital tract occur in overweigth people more often, than in people with a normal body mass index.
Many overweight patients suffer from urolithiasis, characterized by formation of kidney, urethral and bladder stones.
Extra fat tissue reduces the production of testosterone (male sexual hormone) and increases estrogen (female sexual hormone) production in the male body.
Low level of male sexual hormones leads to such issues, as:
- decreased libido,
- psychoemotional disorders.
Because obesity is a provocative factor for urogenital disorders, it is important to normalize the body mass as preventive measure.