Obesity & Comorbidities
A color-enhanced computed tomography image demonstrating significant obesity with extensive subcutaneous fat (blue) around the abdomen.
Obese people are at increased risk for sleep apnea. Continuous positive airway pressure is the first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in most people.
This colored angiogram shows femoral artery narrowing in the upper leg caused by atherosclerosis, for which obesity is a risk factor.
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
This biopsy shows fatty infiltration, ballooning degeneration of hepatocytes, and pericellular fibrosis in a patient with NASH, for which obesity is a risk factor .
This colored x-ray shows a gastric band (lower center right) fitted around the stomach of a 35-year-old to treat obesity by restricting the amount of food he can eat.
Worldwide obesity prevalence has nearly doubled since 1980. As a result comorbidities associated with obesity have also skyrocketed.