THE CONSEQUENCES OF OBESITY
AMERICA’S EXPANDING WAISTLINE
& ITS MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Over 65% of the American population is overweight and at an increased risk of dying from weight-related diseases. As weight increases the medical complications associated with obesity increase as well as the death risk.
Everyday activities are a challenge because of the excess weight and the medical conditions that result from them: tying shoelaces, walking, climbing steps, bending down and playing on the floor with children and grandchildren, fitting in an airplane set, going on an amusement ride, fitting comfortably into a movie seat, running and playing with the dog. With weight loss surgery you can recapture your life, regain your health and correct the medical conditions that are preventing you from enjoying it.
Obesity is a risk factor for a multitude of diseases. For example, a patient with a BMI of 40 has 53 times increased the risk of developing diabetes and a 6 fold increased risk of coronary artery disease. The medical conditions most often associated with obesity are referred to as"co-morbidities". These conditions are known to disappear or greatly improve after weight loss surgery.
The most common "co-morbidities" (medical problems)
associated with obesity are:
|Diabetes Mellitus||Fatty Liver|
|High Blood Pressure||Abnormal Menstrual Bleed|
|High Cholesterol||Stress Incontinence|
|Asthma||Soft Tissue Infections|
|Blood Vessel Disease||Migraine Headaches|
|Gastro Esophageal Reflux||Anxiety|
Making the decision to commit to weight loss surgery and cure the medical conditions that exist as a result of obesity can often seem frightening, confusing and intimidating. Our surgeons and staff will help guide you through the process, support you and help alleviate all of your fears. They will embrace you and work with you to help decide which procedure is best suited for your health, lifestyle and life goals.
Please click on the links below to discover and educate yourself about the various surgical options that are available to help you achieve your goals: Obesity conditions New London. If you live in Connecticut and the surrounding states our specialized weight loss surgeons can help you. We have offices conveniently located throughout Connecticut in Norwalk, Shelton, and Stamford. We operate in Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, St Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, and Griffin Hospital in Derby. Learn more about the following: