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Is there any permanent damage from obesity if you lose the weight?

I’m 29, white, turn 30 in 7 and a half months. I am 5’11 and weigh about 270. I weighed 296 at my highest, and am relatively active, I take lots of walks and hikes, and try to eat clean these days (Fewer preservatives and processed foods, clean ingredients, whole foods that are higher quality, etc) and take vitamins, supplements etc. trying to sleep better too, overall not just trying to lose weight, but take care of myself overall

Anyway, I want to get down to somewhere in the 175-185 pound range, which is a significant reduction, aiming for a year and a half to 2 years roughly to hit that, and then alot of these changes will remain in effect permanently. But I have always been overweight the majority of my life.

Question is, if I hit this goal, or exceed it, then maintain the weight and continue taking care of myself Would my obesity likely leave any type of permanent damage or effects on any aspect of my health? (Heart, immune system, skin, etc) or are most of the effects of obesity largely reversible? I’m losing the weight regardless, just want to have clearer expectations and whatnot, and to see what else I can do to be in good health.

No diabetes, no surgeries or any health conditions, no broken bones etc, been blessed thus far with my health. Just hoping that losing this weight can add years to my life, increase quality of life, and help prevent things like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, etc. Just curious if there is goong to be any permanent damage from being overweight so long, and if there is more to do to help with that
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363281 tn?1590104173
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Hello~First, congratulations on improving your lifestyle and diet.

In answer to your question, no, there will be no permanent damage to any aspects of your health, if anything, it will continue to get better, plus, you have youth on your side, so all your organs, etc, will heal quickly, it sounds like you have been blessed with basically good health, so all will be fine.

Continue doing what you are doing and you will be just fine.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  I second SassyLassie. Bravo to you for taking charge of your life and your health.  Losing weight  and especially such a significant amount can reverse the negative health issues the obesity created.  Weight loss has been shown to reverse heart disease and diabetes.  Read this article:  https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/index.html.  Even modest weight lost of 5% of your weight can significantly improve your health.  We're cheering you on.  MedHelp also has a weight loss and dieting group that is active.  Here is the link: https://www.medhelp.org/forums/Diet-and-Fitness/show/190
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Hello! Stay positive and keep the perseverance at a high rate. Take it very slow. Rapid weight reduction can cause internal health damages like you mentioned, heart problems. Since you don't have any previous ill-health conditions, you are good to go with your weight reduction procedures. It will be wise if you consult a nutritionist for diet plans and a trainer for physical exercises. Eat healthily and follow a healthy lifestyle. Things will get better for you. All the best.
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