Wondering the risks of being obese? We can help.

Risks of Being Obese

Obesity is a serious health problem. Left unchecked, obesity can impact nearly all of your body’s systems and lead to additional conditions that not only affect your quality of life, but can also significantly reduce your life expectancy. In fact, research on obesity shows that a person who is obese has a 40% greater chance of dying prematurely than an average-weight person.

Bariatric surgeons at the Obesity Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health understand that the more obese a person is, the greater the likelihood of having additional health problems.

Health issues and symptoms of obesity that can arise because of obesity include:

  • Type II Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Osteoarthritis of weight - bearing joints
  • Respiratory problems
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Infertility, Gestational diabetes, Pre-eclampsia
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Alzheimer's disease

If you are obese (the definition of obesity is generally described as having a body-mass index of 30.0 or greater or about 30 pounds or more overweight), you may want to speak with your doctor about the possibility of becoming a patient at the Obesity Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health.

For more information, please contact us online. 

You can also visit the Are You a Candidate? section of our website or attend our FREE Bariatric Information Session to see if bariatric surgery may be an option for you.