Are you struggling with weight loss? Many people try countless strategies, from fad diets to over-the-counter products and devices, to shed extra pounds, with ineffective results. Obesity is a complex medical condition from an excessive amount of body fat that can lead to a multitude of other health conditions. Obesity treatment can help you lose weight and minimize symptoms.
Symptoms of Obesity
Other than weight gain, symptoms of obesity may include sleep difficulties, back or joint pain, excessive sweating and heat intolerance. You may experience infections in skin folds, fatigue, depression and shortness of breath. These symptoms can increase your risk of developing life-threatening health conditions.
Obesity can lead to a variety of health complications. These complications include heart disease, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and digestive problems. There is medical research that suggests obesity can make COVID-19 symptoms worse. Severe cases of this infection can lead to hospitalization or death.
Causes of Obesity
Obesity can be caused by an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. Certain medications and health conditions can lead to excessive weight gain. Other factors can include age, genetics, stress and lifestyle habits.
Diagnosis and Treatment for Obesity
Your doctor may use a body mass index to diagnose this condition. This system calculates a number using your height and body weight, but may not be completely accurate for certain individuals. An individual with a BMI over 30 is considered obese and at higher risk for developing health complications. Your doctor may recommend other tests and procedures to check for related health conditions.
Obesity is best treated with diet and exercise. Weight loss medications or surgery can help provide support. A consultation appointment can help you learn about the benefits and risks, as well as address any concerns. Your primary care doctor can recommend the best treatment plan to suit your specific health needs.
Beverly Hills Obesity Treatment
Obesity can significantly diminish your overall quality of life. If you are struggling to lose weight, Dr. Daniel Benhuri can help you with a customized treatment plan. You can receive lifestyle guidance and support under medical supervision to achieve a successful and permanent outcome. Schedule an appointment today.