Many obesity-related conditions accompany severe obesity.
With a BMI of 38.5, an individual is considered severely obese, this condition become serious health risks. This obesity-related condition also negatively impact the quality of life for individuals and their family members affected by severe obesity.
The most common severe obesity-related diseases include:
- High Blood Pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
- Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
Severely obsese treatment
If you have a BMI of 38.5 your risk of weight-related health problems and even death, is severe.
When a person is classified as severely obese, deciding how to treat this condition requires a serious approach. See your doctor and reduce your weight to a lower BMI.
Each treatment differs from person to person, as there is no one treatment for obesity. It is important to first talk with your physician about your weight, if you have not already engaged in that conversation. Your physician can best diagnose your weight issue and give you the options according to your health and lifestyle. It is important to work with your doctor in this journey.
There are several methods available to address severe obesity. You will find that treatment strategies for severe obesity mirror that of treating general obesity. However, it is important to note that treating severe obesity often takes a more aggressive approach, which includes bariatric surgery.
Behavior plays a large role in obesity.
Changing your behaviors or habits related to food and physical activity is important for losing weight.
- Change eating habits.
Many foods contribute to excess calorie intake.
- Increase physical activity.
Increasing or initiating a physical activity program is an important aspect in managing obesity.
Today’s society has developed a very sedentary lifestyle and routine physical activity can greatly impact your health.
- Become educated about the body and how to nourish it appropriately.
- Engage in a support group or extracurricular activity.
- Set realistic goals.
While a healthy weight loss program may not be the fastest way to lose weight, it can be a consistent and reliable approach to weight loss.
Comprehensive weight loss programs will help you lose weight and control your weight over the long term by addressing:
- Psychological Factors:
For some individuals psychological factors will contribute to an inability to lose weight including emotional issues, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and trauma.
- Biological Factors:
The biological factors that contribute to obesity and weight gain can include a genetic predisposition to gain weight, certain medicines or medical conditions, and dietary problems.
Additionally, co-occurring eating disorders can contribute to obesity including emotional eating or binge eating disorder. Addressing disordered eating patterns, will provide lasting results and help you achieve complete wellness.
- Social Factors:
Social factors that may be related to weight gain and should be addressed during obesity treatment include relationship issues with friends, family, or co-workers as well as feelings of loneliness.
Fat predominantly distributed around the waist is also a risk factor for health complications such as cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. Fat predominantly deposited around the hips and buttocks doesn’t have this same risk.