Obesity is quickly becoming the largest health epidemic in the United States. As the number of obese individuals rises, so does the number of individuals diagnosed with serious diseases.
Physicians are now beginning to recognize this problem as a disease that needs treatment like any other medical condition. Treating obesity can add more than 10 years of life expectancy, and at the same time treat all of the weight-related comorbidities that usually follow. Therefore, it is critical to recognize obesity as a chronic disease and to understand what weight gain is doing to your body.
If your BMI is greater than 35 with a few serious diseases, or if your BMI is greater than 40 with no serious medical conditions, then you should begin considering your weight loss options.