Obesity is a life threatening disease and can be found in 1 out of 3 people. It can lead to health conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure as well as emotional distress. Patients who suffer from chronic obesity also suffer a diminished quality of life. If you do not know if you are a candidate, first check your BMI and then ask yourself the following questions:
Are you at least 100 pounds overweight (Body Mass Index of 40 or more) and suffer from multiple medical conditions?
Have you tried numerous supervised diet plans, diet pills, or exercise programs to no avail?
Do you suffer from any or all of the following medical conditions?
• Chronic obesity
• High blood pressure
• Obstructive sleep apnea
• Musculoskeletal pain
• Emotional distress (depression, low self-esteem, and helplessness)
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are likely to be a candidate for weight loss surgery.