Weight Management | Adult Obesity
Over one third of adults in the United States are obese. This epidemic puts obese adults at risk for serious diseases and health conditions. Your doctor can help choose a treatment option that will work best for your current condition and weight loss goals.
An adult is considered obese if body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. Obesity can put people at risk for serious diseases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that over one third of adults in the United States are obese.
Causes of obesity
Weight gain is often caused by eating more calories than are burned through activity and exercise, on a long-term basis. Other factors sometimes contributing to an unhealthy weight are:
Health conditions related to obesity
Obesity can lead to serious health conditions and diseases, including:
Treatment options for obesity
Your doctor can help you choose a treatment option that will work best for your current condition and weight loss goals. Your doctor may recommend that you also work with a dietitian, therapist or other professionals in the healthcare field to help reach your weight loss goals.