Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems
There are many detrimental health effects of obesity Individuals with a BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeding a healthy range has a much greater risk of medical issues. These include heart disease, diabetes mellitus, many types of cancer, asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, and chronic musculoskeletal problems. There is also a focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
Overweight and obese people, including children, may find it difficult to lose weight on their own.It is common for dieters to have tried fad diets only to find that they gain weight, or return to their original weight, after ceasing the diet.
- Gastric banding
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- Gastric bypass
- Biliopancreatic diversion with “duodenal switch”
- Medical management
- Patient support group to help patients and families