The news is everywhere — in the papers, on television and in magazines — more and more Americans are severely overweight, putting them at high risk for serious health complications. In the United States, 26 percent of the population are obese — a figure that has doubled since 1980.
The mantra of diet and exercise is also everywhere, but for many people, diet and exercise simply aren’t enough, and even the most diligent efforts may not be met with success. The fight against obesity isn’t just about being thinner — it’s about being healthier. Those who are obese are at a greater risk for diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, you may qualify for bariatric surgery. The Nash Surgical Weight Loss Center can provide the tools you need to find a healthier you.
“While surgery will limit absorption of food, making it easier to sustain a healthy weight, much of your success will depend upon the choices you make.”