How is obesity defined?
- Obesity is related to your body mass index (BMI); a formula that calculates the relationships between your height and weight. Those who have a BMI more than 30.0 are considered as obese, which is about one-third of the population in this country.
What are the health risk associated with obesity?
- People who are classified as obese have a higher risk for a number of health issues, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High Blood Pressure
- high Cholesterol Levels
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Sleep Apnea
- Digestive Problems like GERD or Gallstones
- Some types of Cancer
What is weight loss surgery?
- Weight loss surgery also known as bariatric surgery, is one way of treating obesity when diet and exercise alone are not enough. Weight loss surgery can help you regain and maintain a healthy weight so that you can reduce some of the health risks listed above and enjoy a higher, healthier quality of life overall.