Alabama Weight Loss Surgery
Obesity

Co-Morbidities

    Consequences of Obesity
  • If you are obese, severely obese, or morbidly obese, you may have:
    Major Health Risks
  • Shorter Life Expectancy
  • Compared to people of normal weight, obese people have a 50% to 100%
  • increased risk of dying prematurely
    Obese People Have More Risk For:
  • Diabetes (type 2)
  • Joint problems (e.g., arthritis)
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Certain types of cancer (breast, uterine, colon)
  • Digestive disorders (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GORD)
  • Breathing difficulties (e.g., sleep apnea, asthma)
  • Psychological problems such as depression
  • Problems with fertility and pregnancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
    Risks to psychological and social well-being
  • Negative self-image
  • Social isolation
  • Discrimination
    Difficulties with day-to-day living
  • Normal tasks become harder when you are obese, as movement is more difficult
  • You tend to tire more quickly and you find yourself short of breath
  • Public transport seats, telephone booths, and cars may be too small for you
  • You may find it difficult to maintain personal hygiene.

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