General complications include-

  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Stress related medical disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Poor wound healing
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Fatty liver
  • Varicose veins
  • Hernia
  • In females, Gynaecological problems such as Infertility, irregular periods and PCOS
  • In males, Erectile dysfunction and sexual health issues

In some severe cases, it may even result in –

  • Diabetes Type II
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Stroke
  • High levels of triglycerides
  • Cancer of liver, colon, cervix, uterus, prostate, breast, blood, etc.
  • Sleep disorders
  • Breathlessness and Asthma
  • Liver abnormalities

Psychological Complications

  • Social isolation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Shame and a feeling of guilt
  • Depression