What Are My Options for Obesity Treatment?

Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Obesity?

To understand how we can best treat obesity, we must understand what it is. There’s a difference between being overweight and being obese. Individuals who are considered overweight are heavier or weigh more than is considered healthy for their age, gender, or build. Obese individuals have an excess of body fat.

Obesity is a national epidemic with over 42% of adult Americans suffering from the disease. When we add in the number of American adults that are overweight, it totals around 76% which means that only 24% of American adults are at their ideal healthy weight.

Obesity is associated with several serious diseases and ranks as the #2 cause of preventable premature death.

An interesting study confirmed that losing weight promoted longevity and reduced the risks of premature death from obesity-related health issues.

  • A 56% decline in the risk of heart disease;
  • A 92% decline in the risk of diabetes;
  • A 60% decline in the risk of cancer.

Determining Obesity

The WHO (World Health Organization) defines obesity as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) scale is the universal system for determining obesity and uses a calculation based on an individual’s height and weight. The calculation results determine the current BMI number for that individual.

This BMI number is a quick and easy way to determine if an individual is at a healthy weight. The BMI scale labels people in different categories according to their weight.

Obese patients are more likely to develop high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, joint pain, etc. Fortunately, there are obesity treatment options that do not require invasive surgery that can get your health back on track.

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Standard BMI Scale Chart
BMI Range BMI Category
<18.5 Underweight
18.5 to 24.9 Healthy
25 to 29.9 Overweight
30 to 34.9 Class I obesity
35 to 39.9 Class II obesity
40 to 49.9 Class III obesity
>50 Class IV obesity

Obesity Treatment Options

Successfully combating obesity requires looking at each patient and the underlying factors that are contributing to their weight issues. By the time they seek out help, most patients have tried to lose weight and have failed and many have been given grave warnings by their general physician that they need to lose weight.

Weight loss experts will usually create a short-term goal for these patients to initially lose about 10% of their body weight using the technique that best fits the circumstances. According to the CDC, a 10% reduction in body weight can make a big difference for those fighting a weight-related condition and show marked improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.

Weight Management Program
Depending on the severity of obesity-related issues, many physicians will try to help patients through a weight management program. This supervised program attempts to get patients to make lifestyle changes such as eating healthy and exercising. Patients are also provided support by specialists who provide education regarding nutrition, physical fitness, behavioral health, etc.

For individuals who have more severe weight-related issues, this program will be used in tandem with a medical intervention using some form of non-surgical weight loss device or procedure.

Medical Weight Loss Options
Obesity is a complex disease and there are many underlying factors that can inhibit an individual’s weight loss. Genetics, hormones, stress, medications, and even our own metabolism can defeat even diligent weight loss attempts. In these cases, patients need a bit of extra help and non-surgical obesity treatment options can provide this assistance.

Non-surgical options offered at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center include The Orbera Gastric Balloon and Suture Sculpt ESG (endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty). Prescription weight loss medication can be added to either program for added benefits.

Both the Orbera balloon and Suture Sculpt ESG help patients lose weight by restricting the amount a patient can eat at one time and also by creating the feeling of “fullness” that lingers so they do not feel hungry all the time. The technique used by each method is different but each is a powerful FDA-approved tool that is safe and effective to help patients lose weight.

Start Your Journey Today With One Of Our Safe And Effective Obesity Treatment Options

Weight Loss Clinic is committed to providing the best plan of patient care for each individual that comes through our doors. Our compassionate professionals are expertly trained in obesity management and will support you throughout your weight loss journey to help you successfully reach your goals.

Set up a consultation today to learn more about The Orbera Intragastric weight loss balloon and Suture Sculpt ESG and how they could help you lose weight and keep it off. Contact us today to book an appointment!

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