Question: My doctor continually bugs me about losing weight. I am 40 years old and feel just fine besides the typical aches and pains. I went to a website and calculated my BMI at 43. I’ve tried several diets and weight-loss plans, but I can’t seem to lose the weight. What do you think?
In this group of patients, it has been established that a BMI greater than 40 (regardless of how well you feel) is associated with a long list of medical problems that will eventually affect you. Many of these problems can affect how long you live. For example, diabetes, high blood pressure, some cancers, arthritis, sleep apnea, and reflux disease are just a few problems you are likely to encounter in the future if your BMI remains higher than 40.
There are many ways to fight obesity, including improvements in your diet and exercise habits, but some people find they can’t keep the weight off no matter how hard they try. In these cases, surgical weight loss or “bariatric surgery” has been proven to be the most effective and long-lasting method to control obesity and counteract those medical problems.
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