Obesity and excess body weight can cause hypertension or high blood pressure in many people. This is as much to do with the inactive lifestyle that most overweight and obese people practice has it has to do with the actual excess body fat itself. Hypertension carries with it a seriously elevated risk of heart attack or stroke.
Hi Folks, I'm new around here. Not new to HealthCentral, but to MyObesityConnection. I write for a couple of other HealthCentral websites related to the chronic autoimmune diseases which I have. In addition to those health issues, I am obese and have been for a while. 271.6 lbs - That's my weight this morning. This…