Obesity is a Chronic Disease, Surgery is the Best Treatment
America currently has an obesity epidemic. Obesity is now considered the number one threat to public health in the United States. Over two-thirds of adults over the age of 20 in the U.S. are considered overweight, and over one-third of Americans are obese.
Many individuals who are obese have felt discriminated against because others tell them they “just eat too much”. Obesity is often not simply caused by overeating, but rather by a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Studies have shown that dieting and exercise alone are not enough to provide long-term durable weight loss once a person is obese. Often people try different diets with little success during their lifetime. 95% of diets result in the person regaining the weight they lost within two years, and sometimes gaining even more.
Most overweight people can relate to this frustrating cycle over many years. Some medications can help although many patients find the side effects troublesome and the results disappointing. Obesity is not just an issue of cosmetic appearance and eating too much. It is a complex disease with several causes that get progressively worse and, therefore, require lifetime control and treatment. Obese individuals are at an increased risk of serious medical conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, certain types of cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, GERD, liver disease, Alzheimer’s disease, limited mobility and bone pain, depression, and poor self-image. Many diseases that are related to obesity can have long-term damaging effects on the body. The bottom line is that obesity left untreated will shorten your life span.
Obesity Will Shorten Your Life Span
You may have struggled with numerous failed attempts at weight loss through dieting, exercise, pills, herbal treatments, etc. We know what you have been through and we can help you achieve your goal of effective long-term weight loss that lasts. Weight loss surgery has the best rate of success in losing weight and keeping it off.
Bariatric surgery is associated with massive weight loss and will help to improve or cure the serious medical conditions associated with obesity. Most patients can stop taking many of their medications shortly after surgery. In addition to the improvement in health and overall lifespan, weight loss surgery improves a person’s quality of life, self-esteem, mood, mobility, appearance, and often improves a person’s ability to become employed or find a significant other.