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Obesity

Photo of BestCare, the finest family practice serving Garland, TexasObesity is a medical problem that we can help you overcome.

People who are overweight or obese (severely overweight) are much more likely to have health problems than people who maintain a healthy weight. Taking in more calories (a measure of energy supplied by food or drink) than your body needs results in weight gain. Large food portions, easy access to foods with poor nutritional value, and sedentary (inactive) lifestyles are common factors leading to obesity. There is now a standard way to measure overweight, obesity or severe (morbid) obesity, based on height and weight. This standard, the body mass index (BMI), is calculated by dividing the weight in kilograms (2.2 pounds per kilogram) by the square of the height in meters (39.37 inches per meter). A BMI of 25 or more is considered overweight; 30 or more is considered obesity; and 40 or more, morbid obesity.

Losing just 10 percent of excess body weight has been shown to have good effects on your health. Slow weight loss (about 2 pounds per week) is most effective in keeping off the extra weight for the long term. Making simple lifestyle changes such as decreasing portion sizes, limiting snacks, eating a healthy diet (emphasizing fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods), and exercising regularly are life-long ways to maintain a healthy weight. Consult your doctor for specific recommendations.

Medical Complications of Obesity:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (severe heartburn, also called GERD)
  • Back pain
  • Increased risk for heart disease

Benefits of Regular Exercise

  • Improved cardiovascular fitness
  • Decreased risk of developing diabetes
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Better control of high blood pressure or diabetes for those who already have it
  • Beneficial effects on osteoarthritis, back pain and depression
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved mood and energy levels
  • Weight loss

Bariatric Surgery

For morbid obesity (extreme overweight), an operation to restrict the size of the stomach may be recommended. This is called bariatric surgery and may be offered as a treatment for extremely obese persons or obese individuals with medical complications of obesity. Bariatric operations are major surgery and have risks as well as possible benefits.

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Regular checkups and exams with your family doctor, physician, or health care provider can help find problems before they start. Finding problems early greatly improves the chances for treatment and cures. At Bestcare Family Medical Center in Garland Texas we provide your whole family with the best family care, urgent care, and emergency care available. Our medical center is located in Garland Tx, and we also serve Dallas, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Rockwall, Wylie, Sachse and surrounding communities.

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