Risks of Obesity

Risks of Obesity

Why be Concerned?

  • FACT: A morbidly obese person's life expectancy is reduced by 13 to 20 years when compared to a non-obese person.
  • FACT: Severely overweight people are four or more times likely to die of heart disease, and two or more times more likely to die of cancer.
  • FACT: 80-90% of all gastric bypass surgeries succeed in producing long-term weight loss.

Being overweight can cause a variety of problems, but the number one reason for losing excess body fat is to increase your chances of living. Research shows a morbidly obese person’s life expectancy is reduced by 13 to 20 years when compared to a non-obese person’s life span. Overweight individuals also have an increased chance of developing obesity-related health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, respiratory and other life threatening problems. As overweight individuals age, these disease-related conditions (called co-morbid factors) are more likely to occur.

As if additional health problems are not enough, overweight people also face a variety of pressures in the workplace and socially. Taking control of your health and getting your weight down to a manageable, healthy weight is our goal. It will be yours too.

Obesity Complications

This is a partial list of complications of obesity that worsen and can become life-threatening as you age and/or your weight increases. Each person is different, and there is no way of predicting which or how many health problems each person will experience.

Cardiovascular Disease

• Angina Cirrhosis
• Elevated cholestorol and/or
• Ischemic (low blood flow)
• Heart Disease Gastric
• Heart Failure
• Stroke Renal Disease
• High Blood Pressure

Intestinal Disease
• Cirrhosis
• Fatty Liver
• Gallstones
• Gastric Reflux Disease

Respiratory Disease
• Sleep Apnea
• Asthma
• Respiratory Failure
• Respiratory Insufficiency
• Pancreatic Disease
• Diabetes Mellitus
Renal Disease
• Hypertension
• Gout
• Prostate
• Colon
• Breast
• Arthritis
• Gout
• Joint & Extremity Problems
Gonadal Diseases
• Infertility
• Uternine Bleeding
• Depression

Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric) Community Seminar

An informational seminar given by Dr. James Siatras, Bariatric Surgeon. Our goal is to provide an understanding of our surgical weight loss program and the surgeries performed. Surgeries include: Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Call 219.738.5617 with any questions.

Northwest Indiana Center for Bariatric Surgery
Campus, Pavilion A 
101 E. 87th Ave, Merrillville

To register call 1-888-909-DOCS (3627).

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