The negative effects of obesity are diverse and far-reaching, ranging from chronic health conditions to social factors that may decrease your quality of life. People that are overweight can develop bone and joint diseases, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and Type-2 diabetes. Many obese people face constant public scrutiny and are criticized openly for their weight, impacting their social life and relationships and sometimes resulting in isolation and depression. Awazen Medical Center weight loss clinic can help you change your life with cutting-edge weight loss surgeries performed by expert surgeons.
Although obesity may look similar from person to person, it has many causes. Contrary to popular belief, eating too much of unhealthy foods too often is not the only cause of obesity – medications, an unusually slow metabolism, and genetic issues are other common causes. Weight loss surgery can help with a variety of issues that cause obesity, helping the patient lose a significant amount of weight and remain healthier in the long term.
Who is a good candidate for weight loss surgery? The procedure is recommended for those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, amounting to approximately 80 or 100 extra pounds for men and women, respectively. Those with a slightly lower BMI will be considered if they have a corresponding serious health problem resulting from obesity. It’s important that those who undertake weight loss surgery have tried and failed to lose extra weight through regular exercise and a healthy nutrition plan, and that they fully understand the risks and responsibilities associated with weight loss surgery. Those who have not tried non-surgical methods of weight loss, have a reversible endocrine disorder that causes their obesity, have inflammatory or gastrointestinal diseases, continue to smoke, or have health issues that put them at a disproportionately risk should consider options other than weight loss surgery for losing a significant amount of weight.
There are four primary types of weight loss surgeries available at Awazen Medical Center for those who meet the criteria listed, including Gastric bypass, Gastric sleeve, and Bilio-pancreatic diversion. Read on or contact us for more information about weight loss surgery.