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Morbid/Severe Obesity and Related Medical Conditions

Morbid Obesity is a chronic, fatal disease
  • Excessive body fat that often results in serious health problems
  • Severe obesity: when serious medical conditions occur as a direct result of the obesity
  • Defined as over 200 percent of ideal weight,
    at least 100 pounds overweight, or a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 35-40

    Medical Conditions Related to Morbid Obesity are:

    Hypertension
    Diabetes
    Lipid disorders
    Heart disease
    Asthma
    Sleep apnea
    Gallstones
    Liver dysfunction (NASH)
    Urinary incontinence
    Gastroesophageal reflux
    Osteoarthritis and gout

     

    Infertility and menstrual problems
    Obstetric complications
    Low back pain
    DVT & thromboembolism
    Depression
    Immobility
    Cancer (breast, colorectal, prostate, etc.)
    enous/stasis ulcers
    Skin infections
    Intertrigo

     

     

 

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