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Understanding Obesity

Reasons for Obesity

We know that obesity is not simply a result of overeating or living an inactive lifestyle.

There are many physiological and other complex reasons why you might become obese. In many cases, significant underlying causes of obesity are a result of:

  • Genetics
  • Physical disabilities
  • Environmental issues
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Eating disorders

There are also medical conditions that may result in obesity, such as the intake of steroids and hypothyroidism.

Benefits of Weight Loss

Weight loss can help you transform your life as it reduces the effects of excessive weight and alleviates the serious physical, emotional and social consequences of obesity.

You can see a reduction—or even the elimination—of medical conditions that are linked to being overweight, such as:

  • Severe heartburn
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Type II diabetes
  • Joint issues and pain
  • Sleep apnea

And as you reduce these risk factors, you'll see your life expectancy improve.

How We Can Help You

You won't have to take this journey alone. 

As your partner, we'll be right by your side every step of the way, with nutritional, psychological and physical resources to help you lose the weight and keep it off.

Watch Our Online Weight Loss Seminar

Learn more about the physicians, providers, care pathways and treatment options available at EvergreenHealth Weight Loss and Bariatric Care.

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