About Obesity

Being overweight can affect every aspect of your life

Obesity affects your life and lifestyle.

At times, it may seem that everyone has an opinion about your weight. You probably already know however: obesity isn’t good for you. And you know better than anyone how excessive weight affects your life — how you look, how you feel, and the things you can or can’t do. What you might not realize is that obesity can also affect how long you live. Obesity increases your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions. Studies show significant weight loss may improve, or even resolve, these conditions.

When diet and exercise aren’t enough – Surgery is an option.

You’ve probably tried to lose weight before, but gained it all back — only to try again. You should know that you are not alone. Studies have shown that while people on traditional diet and exercise programs can lose weight, most gain it all back within months. Surgery is a safe and effective alternative to those that have been unable to lose weight with more conservative measures. If you have been losing the battle with obesity, it may be time to consider bariatric surgery. To help you make a decision, talk to a qualified bariatric physician and surgeon.