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Surgical Procedures For Weight Loss

Dangers of Obesity

Obesity is a life-threatening disorder and can harm almost every organ in the human body. Obesity is a slow-killer - unlike cancer or a heart-attack, people do not attach urgency to the treatment of obesity because, on a day-to-day basis, it may be a source of inconvenience alone. But, research has shown that obesity can significantly shorten the human life-span. For example, a 30 year-old morbidly obese man is likely to die about 15 years sooner than a normal weight man of the same age.

Obesity causes life-threatening illnesses, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart failure and cancer. Obesity can also cause serious breathing disorders (obstructive sleep apnea, asthma or obesity hypoventilation), acid reflux, liver disease, infertility, sexual dysfunction, increased risk during pregnancy and childbirth, arthritis, mental health disorders, blood clots, skin infection and urinary incontinence.