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Health Threats and Obesity

Obesity is a serious problem. We strive to provide treatment options, education, lifestyle modification plans, and ongoing aftercare programs to safely and effectively treat obesity.

Morbid obesity brings with it an increased risk for a shorter life expectancy. For individuals whose weight exceeds twice their ideal body weight (that's about six percent of the U.S. population), the risk of an early death is doubled compared to non-obese individuals.

The risk of death from diabetes or heart attack is five to seven times greater for those who are obese. Even beyond the issue of obesity-related health conditions, weight gain alone can lead to a condition known as "end-stage" obesity where, for the most part, no treatment options are available. Yet an early death is not the only potential consequence.
Social, psychological and economic effects of morbid obesity, however unfair, are real and can be especially difficult.
  • Depression
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux/Heartburn
  • High Blood Pressure/Heart Disease
  • Infertility and Urinary Stress
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Sleep Apnea/Respiratory Problems
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis of Weight-Bearing Joints