Co-Morbidity is a very generic term. Any primary disease or disorder sometimes has additional diseases or disorders that occur alongside. Such additional diseases or disorders are termed as Co-morbid conditions or simply Co-morbidity.
Obesity and Its Co-Morbid Conditions
The primary risk any morbidly obese person runs is he/she develops type 2 diabetes mellitus. Other equally significant and worrisome Co-morbid conditions that a morbidly obese person acquires in time are
(a) Type-2 Diabetes
(b) Hypertension or High Blood Pressure
(c) Cardiovascular diseases
(e) Sleep Apnea
(g) Gall bladder diseases
Certain other psychological conditions also proceed as a result and they are
(a) Discrimination by peers that lead to Social Stigmatization
(c) Very low morale
(d) Obvious low quality of life
Dr Maran M has written many blog articles on obesity, the co-morbid conditions it leads to and the solutions. The blog articles on obesity and co-morbid conditions can be found here.