Obesity is an Epidemic

Obesity in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. It has now become one of the greatest medical challenges of our generation. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), more than 30% of the U.S. adult population is clinically obese and more than two thirds of the population faces weight issues.

The Physical Consequences

Obesity causes type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea and more. If left untreated, these health problems can lead to serious medical conditions: cardiac, respiratory or kidney disease, and even cancer.

The Psychological Effects

Beyond physical health issues, being overweight can cause significant psychological challenges, too, like shame, guilt and depression. We find that often, many overweight or obese people engage in less social activity and some have difficulty performing what they used to consider enjoyable activities.

Obesity is Expensive

Studies show the average extra cost to an overweight or obese person can be between $2,500 and $4,800 a year depending on their gender, according to a George Washington University study. That’s because an overweight or obese person usually has additional medical conditions, resulting in more doctor appointments, medications and/or time off of work. Some people may even suffer the inability to work.

Why Consider Medical Help?

With obesity trends continuing to rise, medically supervised weight loss  and weight loss surgery  have become two of the most effective long-term solutions to fight obesity. While prevention is the best way of controlling a disease, weight loss surgery is the most effective way to reverse obesity and its related health problems for long-term health and success.

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