Like many health conditions, obesity comes with complex risks that can create other health concerns, or make existing issues worse.
Nearly 40 percent of the adult population today is considered obese—many experiencing one or a combination of the medical conditions commonly associated with obesity, such as:
The extensiveness and intensity of these health concerns vary from person to person depending on their deviation from a healthy weight range, genetics and many other factors that affect our overall health and wellness.
For individuals exceeding twice their ideal body weight, life span can be decreased by as much as 50 percent, in part by these risks.
As health partners, we help you manage these risks and symptoms throughout your weight loss journey as a comprehensive care team spanning specialties—coordinating your care every step of the way for the best possible outcomes.
There are many physiological and other complex reasons people become obese.
We know that obesity is not simply a result of overeating or living an inactive lifestyle; losing weight is not as simple as eating less and exercising more. In many cases, significant underlying causes of obesity are a result of:
There are also medical conditions that may result in obesity, such as the intake of steroids and hypothyroidism.
Research on obesity continues to make progress on determining underlying causes and effective, sustainable treatment options.
As we explore weight loss options with our patients, we work to ensure there is a mutual understanding that weight loss surgery does not cure obesity. It is a tool to help you transform your life to reduce the effects of excessive weight, and alleviate the serious physical, emotional and social consequences of the disease.
Our goal is to equip our patients with nutritional, psychological and physical resources to support sustainable outcomes, and create inner tools and knowledge to ensure you can continue to live your healthiest best, day by day, and well into the future.
If you're ready to get started on your weight loss journey, email or call our Weight Loss Patient Coordinator today at 425.544.2000.
You can also learn more at our free weight loss seminars. Get dates and register online.