As one of the leading worldwide health problems, obesity has been linked with a number of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and even dementia. Those within a healthy weight range that have been diagnosed with any of the above conditions are considered to have a serious problem, but when you combine obesity with these health issues, it can be life-threatening. According to the World Health Organization, obesity has more than doubled worldwide since 1980, and it is responsible for the deaths of nearly three million people each year.
So what causes obesity and is it preventable? The causes of obesity can be the result of something as simple as overeating, or be linked to a medical condition or medication. Obesity is, however, preventable. If diet and exercise have failed to produce the necessary results, our surgeons at Tijuana Bariatric Center offer a variety of bariatric surgeries to help patients achieve their weight loss goals and improve their health. Our Tijuana, Mexico practice offers medical tourism packages for patients living outside of Mexico.
The following are some of the leading causes of obesity:
Bariatric surgery alters your body’s ability to consume and digest food, allowing you to quickly and efficiently lose weight. This procedure should not be viewed as a quick fix, but a way to improve your overall health. By conditioning your body to eat smaller, more nutritious meals, you can change your lifestyle and approach to eating. At Tijuana Bariatric Surgery, we offer several different types of weight loss surgeries, including gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, the LAP-BAND® system, and a host of others. The type chosen will depend on your current health status and goals.
Many patients who lose weight and stick with the new way of eating are able to achieve a stable, healthy weight, while also reducing the medical conditions caused by obesity. Bariatric surgery has been known to cure:
If you are overweight and struggling with finding a successful method for improving your quality of life, you may benefit greatly from bariatric surgery. To schedule your consultation, contact our office today online or call (800) 970-0577 to talk with one of our representatives. Bariatric surgery could help save your life.