What is obesity?

Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat that increases the risk of other health issues. The main causes of obesity include:

How is obesity determined?
Obesity is commonly determined using the body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Other ways to measure obesity include:

What health risks are associated with obesity?

Obesity significantly raises the risk of developing chronic diseases like:

What lifestyle changes can help manage obesity?

What medical treatments are available?

If lifestyle changes are not sufficient, physicians may recommend:

In summary, obesity is an excessive amount of body fat that raises disease risk. Losing just 5-10% of weight can significantly lower these risks. Lifestyle changes, medications, and bariatric surgery can all help manage obesity. Reach out today to discuss the many medical and lifestyle options available.

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