While the word “obesity” may get thrown around rather loosely, it is actually a very precise condition. This section is designed to educate you regarding obesity, as well as its causes, related issues, and whether you may qualify for medical treatment.
What is Obesity?
Obesity is among the most pervasive chronic diseases and a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, disability, and rising healthcare costs in the U.S. today.About Obesity
Medical experts agree that excess weight can take a heavy toll on the body and mind. Obesity can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s health, from respiratory and reproductive functions to mood and memory.About Related Issues
Causes of Obesity
There are many environmental, physiological, genetic, and emotional reasons why people become obese. Here we’ll go over some of the most common causes.About Causes of Obesity
Can Obesity be Treated?
Obesity is a complex, chronic disease with many health, longevity, and quality of life consequences – but it can be treated.About Treatments
Am I a Candidate?
For many obese people, the best treatment options may be bariatric surgery in combination with a healthy diet, exercise, and long-term lifestyle changes.Find out If You're A Candidate
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