Morbid obesity brings with it an increased risk for a shorter life expectancy. For individuals whose weight exceeds twice their ideal body weight the risk of early death is twice that of non-obese individuals. Bariatric Surgeons such as: Dr. Arsalla, and Dr. Heath Smith with My Bariatric Solutions agree that bariatric surgery can decrease a patient’s risk of diabetes or heart attack significantly. Yet, an early death is not the only potential consequence; obesity can cause painful, debilitating, and dangerous complications.
If you are seriously overweight and experiencing any of the following complications, contact us to talk about your options for obesity treatment:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High blood pressure/heart disease
- Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints
- Sleep apnea/respiratory problems
- Gastroesophageal reflux/heartburn
- Urinary Stress Incontinence
- Menstrual Irregularities
Use our BMI Calculator to figure out your body mass index.