Obesity Co-Morbidities

Morbid obesity is a serious disease. Patients with morbid obesity are likely to develop a number of potentially serious health problems, including:

  • High triglycerides
  • Low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the good cholesterol)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart (cardiovascular) disease
  • Stroke
  • Breathing disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Venous thromboembolic events (VTE)
  • For women: Gynecological problems, such as infertility and irregular periods
  • For men: Erectile dysfunction and sexual health issues
  • Cancer, including cancer of the uterus, cervix, endometrium, ovaries, breast, colon, rectum, esophagus, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidney and prostate
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) , a condition in which fat builds up in the liver and can cause inflammation or scarring. This condition leads to cirrhosis of the liver then liver failure.
  • Metabolic syndrome — a combination of high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis

Gastric Bypass

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Lap Band

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Gastric Sleeve

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Gastric Balloon

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