How extra weight around the abdomen may aggravate joint problems.

Obesity, especially around the abdomen, can worsen musculoskeletal disorders and joint problems. Weight often affects joints as follows:

Extreme load can wear out joints since each pound of human weight exerts many pounds of stress on them.

Weight gain is a risk factor for osteoarthritis, especially in weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips.

Chronic inflammation from obesity may worsen rheumatoid arthritis and other illnesses.

Insulin resistance and obesity may cause joint inflammation. Joint inflammation from high insulin levels can worsen gout.

Physical inactivity can worsen joint problems by weakening muscles and stiffening joints.

Medical Intervention: To treat severe weight-related joint disorders, doctors may prescribe drugs or surgery.

Healthcare professionals can analyze and provide individualized weight management and joint health advice for people with joint issues or concerns about excess weight.

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