Obesity is a severe problem in our society.
The statistics have been increasing the danger, and the effect it has in one’s life.
Do you often feel difficulty walking or breathing? This can lead to many serious health problems. Morbid obesity has increased throughout the years as stated in Los Angeles Times news latimes Studies find that 35% are men and 40% are women with obese problems in 2014. It also states that 17% of our children are obese and 6% are morbidly obese.
Bariatric surgery is a treatment for morbid obesity patients who fail to lose weight, in conservative measures. Commonly referred to as weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery is one of the few weight loss treatments that has a history of proven results. The term bariatric surgery refers to any surgical procedure on the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss.
The most common is gastric sleeve surgery, the second is Gastric Bypass and Lap bad surgery being the third most popular procedures.
These procedures will help obese patients lose weight and prevent severe health problems such as the following.
• Heart disease
• High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
In theory, anyone can become morbidly obese. It involves various facts for someone to gain weight and become morbidly obese, they must consume more calories than their body can burn and use. The body stores the unnecessary calories as fat.
Morbid obesity is when a person has extreme amount of excess of body. The Body mass index or BMI greater than 30 and above is considered Obese. One of the risk factors are personal habits: The food a person chooses to eat and a person’s activity level affect whether or not they become overweight or obese.
“Choices are the hinges of destiny” —Edwin Markham