Bariatrics & Managed Weight Reduction
Imagine a life without obesity
Obesity, the condition of being overweight, is a common disease that affects both children and adults. In the United States, 35 percent of men and 40 percent of women are obese. Doctors use your body mass index (BMI), a ratio of your weight to height, to determine if you are obese. Carrying excessive weight for your height can lead to a variety of complications including heart disease, high blood pressure and general dissatisfaction with your life.
Preventing obesity begins with making healthy choices. We know that sometimes diet and exercise alone isn't enough. That's why the dedicated experts at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction provide the support and treatment you need to meet your weight loss goals. With physician directed weight loss programs, our integrated team works together to treat obesity in Goshen, IN.
Causes of obesity
Taking in more calories than you burn leads to an energy imbalance, causing you to put on too much weight. People with obesity including children, are often physically inactive and don't consume a healthy, balanced diet. This combination of inactivity and a high-calorie diet is what ultimately leads to obesity and morbid obesity.
Some medical conditions and certain medications can cause obesity, including:
- Antidepressants, antipsychotic and anti-seizure drugs
- Genetic syndromes, including Prader-Willi syndrome
- Endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome and Cushing's syndrome
Treatment for obesity at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction
Many people struggle with weight loss, even after dieting and exercising. Others need support maintaining their healthier, more active lifestyle. The Center for Weight Reduction provides advanced treatment for obesity when lifestyle changes haven't been successful.
As a partner in your weight loss journey, we stick by your side, whether we're helping you lose weight naturally or keep weight off after bariatric surgery.
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Serving communities in Elkhart County and beyond, Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction offers leading-edge care for obesity in Goshen, IN.