Weight Loss Resources

If you’re overweight and have struggled to lose weight and keep it off, there are many reasons to consider weight loss surgery.

Perhaps diabetes is something people in your family have learned to accept. Now is the time to fight against common health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and joint disease. Now is the time to gain confidence in yourself and solve some of your health problems, as well as head off some you may not have yet.

Carrying excess weight puts you at risk for numerous health problems. They may not show up for several years, but eventually extra weight may cause:

  • Arthritis
  • Breathing problems
  • Chronic headaches
  • Diabetes
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Infertility
  • Reflux
  • Sleep apnea

What is BMI?

BMI stands for Body Mass Index, and it is a tool to measure mass based on your weight in relation to your height. Your BMI can help gauge your risk of certain diseases that can occur in people who have a higher percentage of body mass. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk may be. A BMI of 40 is about 80 to 100 pounds over “normal” weight. Call us today at (843) 352-4154 to learn more.

(Content source: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)