Learning About Obesity

Health Effects Of Obesity

The consequences of obesity are much more complex than just external appearance. The likelihood of these conditions lessens after weight loss surgery, but it’s important to be aware of the emotional, medical, social and economic effects of being overweight or obese.

Obesity can contribute to many other health complications, including cancer, gall bladder disease, gout, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, migraines, stress urinary incontinence and metabolic syndrome, among others.

 Physical consequences of obesity can include:

  • High blood pressure & hypertension
  • Sleep apnea & asthma
  • Heart disease & stroke
  • Arthritis & joint pain
  • Infertility & polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

Emotional consequences of obesity can include:

  • Negative self-image and depression
  • Difficulty with day-to-day living
  • Social discrimination
  • Economic impact

Bariatric surgery is an effective way to treat obesity, and we have the surgeons and expertise to help you take control of your life.