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The Health Problems That Are Associated with Obesity and Morbid Obesity

The Health Problems That Are Associated with Obesity and Morbid Obesity
Obesity has become a major problem in the United States, which you must be aware of by now. There are many pieces in the news about obesity being rampant in adults as well as children, and it's important that these matters be deal with in order to prevent major problems in life. There are many compelling reasons to undergo weight loss surgery, and among them is the avoidance of major health problems.

We'd like to take a few moments right now to consider the various health problems that are associated with obesity and morbid obesity. By knowing the risks, you'll have a better understanding of why action must be taken.

Defining Obesity

Obesity refers to conditions in which a person carries too much body fat or body mass. This can be determined to some extent by noting a person's body mass index or BMI, a measurement of a person's weight and height. Being overweight involves having a BMI of 25 to 29.99. Obesity begins at a BMI of 30.

Heart Disease and Hypertension

One of the most common health problems associated with obesity is increased risk of heart attacks and increased instances of hypertension. Both are serious issues that are likely given the stress placed on the circulatory system.

Strokes and Blood Clots

Suffering a stroke becomes more common when a person is obese or morbidly obese as well. These issues with blood clots can have a major effect on overall wellness.

Type II Diabetes

Many times people who are obese have issues with blood sugar, which leads to the development of type II diabetes. It is thought that obesity is the leading cause of type II diabetes, which is a more common form of diabetes than type I diabetes.

Osteoarthritis and Joint Problems

When a person carries too much weight or excessive weight, this places major stress on the joints and other parts of the body that have to bear the load. Years of this stress on the joints from excessive weight can cause major pain later in life.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is one health issue that people do not often realize is associated with obesity. This refers to excessive snoring and breathing interruptions while a person is asleep.


In addition to all of the above, instances of depression are common in people who are obese or morbidly obese. The self-consciousness involved with obesity and morbid obesity is a primary cause of this.

How Weight Loss Surgery Can Help You

The fact of the matter is that undergoing gastric bypass surgery can help you lose weight and avoid serious health problems. If you suffer from obesity or morbid obesity, weight loss surgery may be the answer for you. The surgery will help you lose weight quickly and safely, and allow you to achieve greater overall health in the process.

In addition to the gastric bypass, there are other kinds of surgery to consider. During the consultation process, we will be more than happy to go over these options in more detail.

Learn More About Weight Loss Surgery

If you would like to learn more about your options for surgical weight loss and how we can help you achieve a more ideal body mass, be sure to contact our Los Angeles and Orange County weight loss surgery centers today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve better overall health through bariatric surgery.

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