Today we will talk about Obesity Class III which is also known as extreme or morbid obesity. A significant percentage of the population in the world suffer of this chronic medical condition. It is determined when a patient has a BMI above 40, which is around 80-100 pounds above the normal weight. People suffering from this illness need to take action in order to avoid serious health issues. A Weight Management Program can help, but we recommend Weight Loss Surgery as an effective and long-lasting solution.
How is Obesity Determined?
Obesity is determined according to the BMI (Body Mass Index)
- Obesity Class I: With a BMI of 31 to 34.9
- Obesity Class II: With a BMI from 35 to 39.9
- Obesity Class III: With a BMI above 40
What is the Cause of Extreme Obesity?
Obesity Class III usually develops because of a genetic history of weight gain, or hormonal imbalances. However the statistics suggest that socioeconomic, cultural and environmental factors also play an important role.
What are the Health Risks?
Heart disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and triglycerides, among others.
Can a Weight Management Program Help?
Yes, it can help if you have a strict discipline of undergoing the program for 6-12 months. It will include nutrition advise and excercise, as well as psychological and behavioral therapy.
What Type of Weight Loss Surgery is Recommended?
It depends on your specific case. Your Bariatric Surgeon will recommend what type of surgery you need. Those can be the sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass.
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