There’s a big difference between being overweight and being obese. Individuals can be overweight by retaining too much fluid or having a lot of muscle. However, obese persons have too much body fat. What can you do about obesity?
The Body Mass Index or BMI lets a physician know if a patient’s weight is healthy. Likewise, the BMI labels people as overweight or obese. Obese patients are more likely to develop high blood pressure, diabetes and joint pain. Fortunately, obesity does not have to last forever. Treatment is available to help patients get to a healthy weight.
Popular Treatment Options
Most physicians prefer to help patients initially with a weight management program. The program attempts to get patients to make lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and exercising. It’s ideal for patients to lower their weight by ten percent within the first six months of treatment. This can be as little as ten pounds. Experts say ten pounds makes a big difference for those fighting a weight-related condition.
Weight Management Program
The program is about a lot more than diet and exercise. Specialists teach patients how to reach goals by sticking to the program. However, these programs can only go so far, especially for those with major weight issues.
It’s hard to stay focused on fighting obesity without some extra help. The gastric balloon is a procedure that kick starts the patient’s efforts. The idea is to make the person feel full so they won’t eat as much.
Sometimes, some type of device is the only way to help obesity. The patient may not be losing weight fast enough to help their medical condition. Generally speaking, candidates for this option have a BMI of 40 or above. Further, candidates may have a BMI higher than 35 with a serious medical condition.
The ORBERA balloon isn’t the only weight loss device that we offer. We are proud to also offer Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty for those with qualify. Another popular treatment is the AspireAssist solution.
Obesity Treatment – Start Your Journey Today
Obesity is a serious condition affecting more and more people in the U.S. Consult with our experts at Batash Medical to get the scale going in the opposite direction. Take advantage of one or more of our treatment options and get started on the road to looking and feeling your best. We have offices located in New York, NY and Rego Park, NY. Contact us today to book an appointment!