For the Very Fat: These Health Problems Weigh Heavier Diseases / Medical Conditions
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For the Very Fat: These Health Problems Weigh Heavier

A few extra pounds won't kill you..but these diseases/conditions highly associated with obesity just might. These are the most common "co-morbid" conditions of being excessively overweight. Many insurance companies won't cover weight loss surgery, classifying it as elective. However patients with one of these so-called co-morbidities can often petition successfully for coverage of the bariatric procedures known to reduce or even resolve these conditions. Want to learn more about weight loss surgery, chat us!, or check out your minimally invasive surgical options for stomach reduction here

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    Type 2 Diabetes

    The risk for type 2 diabetes is almost 3x higher among obese people, and nearly 60% of type 2 diabetes cases are attributable to obesity. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US and the leading cause of kidney failure. Type 2 Diabetes is often quickly and completely resolved with the gold standard of bariatric procedures, the RNY Gastric Bypass surgery has been proven to resolve Type 2 Diabetes very shortly after surgery:

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    High Blood Pressure

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    Research shows obesity and depression are closely linked; those who are obese are more likely to become depressed, and similarly, those depressed have a stronger likelihood of becoming obese. Effective obesity treatment should always include psychological treatment as well. Top obesity surgical programs feature a multi-disciplinary team, including a psychologist specializing in addiction. Learn more about weight loss through minimally invasive surgery abroad

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    Necrotizing fasciitis can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue. It typically develops as an extension of a skin lesion. The fact that it's rare doesn't make it any less horrible - and obese people, particularly those with uncontrolled diabetes, are at the greatest risk.

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    WebMD recently reported "Arthritis on the Increase; Obesity Partly to Blame". The Centers for Disease control says arthritis is especially common among people who are obese, and unless Americans learn how to control their weight, the prevalence of arthritis will continue to rise. The good news: even a small weight loss (about 11 pounds) can reduce the risk for knee osteoarthritis among obese women by 50% and could cut mortality risk by half. If you suffer from arthritis linked to obesity, get familiar with the different bariatric procedures that can help lessen your pain and improve your mobility:

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    Fatty Liver Syndrome

    Fat is metabolized by the liver as part of the liver's normal function, but when the amount of fat exceeds the body's requirement, large fat accumulations can develop in the liver, increasing inflammation that can cause scarring, cirrhosis and decreased liver function. Weight loss surgery can reduce or eliminate fatty liver syndrome. Learn more:

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