When you eat more, the result of too much fat being stored in your body.
stress, anxiety, and lack of sleep, can lead to weight gain.
People who quit smoking often experience temporary weight gain.
Women may also have trouble losing the weight they gain during pregnancy or
gain additional weight during menopause.
Certain medications, such as birth control pills and antidepressants, can cause
Genetic factors can play a role in how your body stores energy, but this
relationship has not been fully researched. Current research
is investigating the relationship between genetics and body weight.
Signs and Symptomes
The symptoms of obesity are weight gain and a body mass index (BMI)
Body fat distribution Apple shaped obesity .
Body fat distribution
Apple shaped obesity
>88 cm (80cm) = Increased risk
>102 cm (90cm) = Increased risk
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Physical Effects of Obesity
Gall bladder disease
Non-Surgical: Diet, Exercise, and Behavior Modification
Traditional weight loss programs rely on a combination of
diet, exercise, and behavior modification.
Unfortunately, even the best programs only work for a small percentage
of people—like less than 5% achieve long-term success. According to the
National Institutes of Health NIH, more than 90% of all weight loss program
participants regain their weight within one year. And it's even more
difficult for morbidly obese patients.
We recommend considering surgical weight loss options for these
In fact, the risk of death from not having surgery is greater than the risks of