Obesity is a disease defined as having an excess of body weight, specifically a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. In the U.S., 39.8% of adults over the age of 20 suffer from obesity. The disease usually results from consuming more calories than you burn off, which is then stored as body fat. However, genetics, metabolic and behavioral factors can cause obesity as well. Those affected are at higher risk of developing more serious health conditions.
Health Risks of Obesity
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Coronary heart disease and stroke
- High cholesterol
- Breathing problems, such as asthma and sleep apnea
- Gallbladder disease
- Some cancers (breast, endometrial, kidney, colon, gallbladder and esophagus)
- Poor quality of life
- Mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression
How We Can Help
Schedule a consultation with one of our trusted physicians to discuss your medical history and options. Your physician can suggest a custom diet plan and recommend exercises to help you reach your weight loss goals and form a healthy lifestyle. Based off of your progress, your doctor may suggest other medical weight loss options that are right for you and your health.