Obesity is an expensive problem, says bariatric surgeon

Published on December 31, 2013 at 1:52 AM · No Comments

While some research has suggested there is a thing as "healthy obesity," new research indicates this is untrue, as Dr. Feiz has long believed. In fact, the latest study from Duke suggests that healthcare costs increase even with BMI. The study found that the average annual healthcare costs for individuals with a BMI of 19, considered the healthiest score, was just over $2000, which skyrocketed to more than double (up to $4880) for morbidly obese individuals with a BMI of 45. A BMI of 45 reflects a person who is more than 100 pounds overweight and has excessive body fat, which can hamper all bodily organs from receiving blood from the circulatory system and necessary hormones from the endocrine system. Even bodily systems such as the reproductive system are impacted, as many obese individuals become infertile or impotent.

If you are facing obesity and want to close the chapter of your life where you are paying astronomical costs on your comorbid illnesses, call (800) 868-5946 today to learn about free seminars on weight loss surgery in Los Angeles, from Bakersfield to Rancho Cucamonga. Dr. Feiz & Associates looks forward to learning more about your struggle with obesity and helping you get down to a healthy weight for good.

SOURCE Dr. Feiz & Associates

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