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Weirdly Interesting For the Very Fat: These Health Problems Weigh Heavier  

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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

High Blood Pressure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list For the Very Fat: These Health Problems Weigh Heavier
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Major depression is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list For the Very Fat: These Health Problems Weigh Heavier
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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 see more on Major depression

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. see more on Soft Tissue Infections