Is Obesity a Disease?
In 2013, the American Medical Association declared obesity to be a disease. In doing this, the AMA hoped, in part, to help people suffering from this concern achieve greater access to health care that can lead to significant weight loss and improved well-being. Current estimates suggest that approximately one third of Americans are obese. This condition is linked with a number of serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes, and studies have shown that diet and exercise alone are often insufficient to combat the issue. Our experienced bariatric surgeons recognize that a multifaceted approach is necessary to address a disorder as complex as obesity.
There are many causes of obesity, and for many people simply eating less and moving more is not enough to treat the condition. At Griffin Bariatrics, we recognize that long-term weight loss success requires a multimodality approach. At our hospital, we combine leading surgical techniques with comprehensive support, nutrition, and fitness programs to help patients shed weight, improve their health, and—most importantly—enjoy the process.
Obesity is a disease, but it’s a treatable one. If you’re obese and struggling to lose weight, we can help. Talk to us today for more information.
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