Why be Concerned?

• FACT: A morbidly obese person's life expectancy is reduced by 13 to 20 years when compared to a non-obese person.

• FACT: Severely overweight people are four or more times likely to die of heart disease, and two or more times more likely to die of cancer.

• FACT: 80-90% of all gastric bypass surgeries succeed in producing long-term weight loss.  

Being overweight can cause a variety of problems, but the number one reason for losing excess body fat is to increase your chances of living. Research shows a morbidly obese person’s life expectancy is reduced by13 to 20 years when compared to a non-obese person’s life span. Overweight individuals also have an increased chance of developing obesity-related health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, respiratory and other life threatening problems. As overweight individuals age, these disease-related conditions (called co-morbid factors) are more likely to occur.

As if additional health problems are not enough, overweight people also face a variety of pressures in the workplace and socially. Taking control of your health and getting your weight down to a manageable, healthy weight is our goal. It will be yours too.

Obesity Complications

This is a partial list of complications of obesity that worsen and can become life-threatening as you age and/or your weight increases. Each person is different, and there is no way of predicting which or how many health problems each person will experience.

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Intestinal Disease

Angina

Cirrhosis

Elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides

Fatty liver

Ischemic (low blood flow)

Gallstones

Heart disease

Gastric reflux disease

Heart failure

 

Strokes

Renal Disease

High blood pressure

Hypertension

 

Gout

Respiratory Disease

 

Sleep apnea

Orthopedic

Asthma

Arthritis

Respiratory failure

Gout

Respiratory insufficiency

Joint and extremity problems

Pancreatic disease

 

Diabetes mellitus

Gonadal Diseases

 

Infertility

Cancer

Uterine bleeding

Prostate

 

Colon

Psychological

Breast

Depression