The medical community continues to research how obesity affects the human body, but one thing is clear: Obesity can affect your health in many different ways.
Obesity happens when you have too much body fat. There are different ways medical professionals measure body fat. Body mass index (BMI) is the most common measurement physicians use today.
A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. Morbid obesity is when you have any one of these factors:
In general, the more body fat you have, the higher your overall health risks. People affected by severe obesity may experience one or more obesity-related conditions. Obesity paired with other health problems can reduce your quality of life and how long you live.
Common obesity-related conditions include:
We understand the many obstacles that can pose a barrier to long-term weight loss. That’s why we offer a wide range of effective bariatric treatments to help you lose weight in a way that works for your life.
At our Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, you get access to experienced bariatric surgeons, diabetes specialists, and medical weight loss professionals – all in one place. This institute approach to care helps us address your weight while managing other health conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Learn more about our obesity treatments.
When you choose AHN for weight loss care, you can expect:
Are you ready to lose weight and improve your life? At one of our free information sessions, you can meet our weight loss specialists and learn more about bariatric surgery options. Find a session near you by calling (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677.