Many obesity-related conditions accompany severe obesity.
With a BMI of 39.7, 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
Severe obesity has many of the same causes and some similar risks as obesity, but you will find that they differ mostly with treatment strategies.
Severe obesity is a complex issue and has many causes. It is a serious disease that needs to be prevented and treated. Like obesity, the causes of severe obesity are widespread, but target three main contributors: behavior, environment and genetics.
Behavior modification therapy
The purpose of behavior modification therapy in obese people is to help change behaviors that contribute to obesity and initiate new dietary and physical activity behaviors that are needed to lose weight. Behavioral therapy for obesity should involve:
- Developing specific and realistic goals that can be easily measured.
- Developing a reasonable plan for reaching those goals.
- Making incremental changes to promote successful experiences that can be used as a foundation for additional lifestyle alterations
Dietary interventions and behavioral changes are frequently referred to as lifestyle modification and are the cornerstone of obesity treatment.
Lifestyle modification is distinct from dieting. Dieting implies adhering to a particular regimen for a discrete period of time, whereas lifestyle modification involves implementing dietary and behavioral changes that can be sustained indefinitely to promote health.