- What is Weight Loss?
- How does surgery help with weight loss?
- What is short term versus long term weight loss?
- Conditions Improved with Weight Loss
- Understanding the Impact of Obesity.
Understanding the Impact of Obesity
Obesity is a chronic and progressive disease that can affect multiple organs in the body. People with clinically severe obesity are at medical risk of disability or premature death. The estimated number of deaths attributable to obesity among U.S. adults is approximately 280,0001 each year. At the top of the list of obesity-related comorbidities are adult onset diabetes and high blood pressure. High blood pressure caused by clinically severe obesity can contribute to heart attacks, congestive heart failure and stroke.
Additional conditions that are commonly caused or exacerbated by obesity include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, asthma/reactive airway disease
- Gallbladder disease, GERD (recurrent heartburn),recurrent ventral hernias, fatty liver disease
- Diabetes, hirsutism, hyperlipidemia,hyper-cholesterolemia
- Frequent urinary tract infections (UTI’s), stress,urinary incontinence, menstrual irregularity or infertility
- Degeneration of knees and hips, disc herniation,chronic non-surgical low back pain
- Multiple disorders, most are related to diabetes and yeast infections between skin folds
- Breast, uterine, prostate, renal, colon and pancreatic cancer and gallbladder disease