What is morbid obesity?
Answer: Obesity results from having an abnormally high proportion of body fat, which exceeds the body’s skeletal and physical standards. Obesity develops into morbid obesity when an individual is 100 pounds or more over their ideal body weight and has a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or higher. Morbid obesity affects an estimated 90+ million Americans. Morbid obesity includes one or more serious health conditions or diseases that are a direct result of the excess weight an individual is carrying. These are known as co-morbidities. Co-morbidities result in an individual experiencing some type of significant physical ailment, which in some cases can lead to death. With over 90 million sufferers today, morbid obesity is becoming more than just a serious disease, it’s a national epidemic.
Let our team help you overcome your battle with obesity! Remember, you do have options. We want to see you succeed in your weight loss journey.
Naveen Ballem, MDSurgeon
Vivek Bansal, MDEndocrinologist (Clinton)
Harvey C. Rainville, MDSurgeon
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