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Dr. Patrick Chiasson & Dr. Stephen Burpee

What is Morbid Obesity?

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Obesity is serious disease with symptoms that build slowly over an extended period of time, often many years. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines morbid obesity as: being 100 pounds or more above your ideal body weight or having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater or a BMI of 35 or greater with one or more co-morbid health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea. Obesity has become an epidemic health issue in the United States. Tens of millions of U.S. adults are living with morbid obesity and may qualify for the life-changing benefits of bariatric surgery based on NIH guidelines. In 2015 the American Diabetes Association endorsed bariatric surgery as the treatment of choice for diabetes related to metabolic syndrome (morbid obesity).

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How Does Obesity Hurt Us?

The disease of obesity and morbid obesity in particular interferes with our basic physical functions such as walking, breathing and sleeping. Long-term effects of morbid obesity include shorter life expectancy, serious health consequences in the form of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and lower quality of life with fewer economic and social opportunities.

There are many health conditions related to morbid obesity, including:

  • Heart Disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Acid reflux/GERD
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Osteoarthritis and joint pain
  • Female reproductive health disorder
  • Sexual Dysfunction

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