Obesity Outbreak: A Bigger Threat than the “ISIS”
Despite the fact that the risk of an American dying in a terror attack is about 1 in 3.5 million, surprisingly, US citizens are more terrified of terrorism than obesity, which accounts for up to 400,000 deaths per year. Approximately 15 million Americans have life-threatening obesity, with 25 percent of children, who happen to be the flag-bearers of tomorrow, being overweight. The second leading cause of preventable deaths in the US, obesity not only hampers a person’s confidence, appearance, and physical capabilities, but can also be life-threatening, if ignored for long enough. The intent of this brief read is to shed light on the gravity of the problem, and discuss the steps to follow, when it comes to choosing a weight loss surgeon.
Obesity in the US
According to statistics released by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:
- More than 2 in 3 adults are deemed to be obese or overweight
- More than 1 in 3 adults are deemed to be obese
- More than 1 in 20 adults are deemed to have extreme obesity
- Approximately one-third of children and adolescents aged between 6 and 19 are obese
The Final Resort
If you or someone you know has been battling obesity and has already tried dieting, workouts, and all other solutions with little to no success, the ultimate solution is bariatric surgery. There are three levels of obesity: mild, moderate, and extreme. While a host of treatment options are available for mild and moderate obesity cases, people with extreme obesity are often prescribed weight loss surgery.
Choosing a Bariatric Surgeon
1. Do Your Homework
Before you set out looking for a an expert of weight loss surgery & treatment, make sure that you have a fair understanding of the various types and stages of the procedure, and the manner in which it will impact your life. Although your weight loss surgeon will discuss everything, it is advisable to read about the post-procedure dietary changes and potential complications.
2. Shortlist Contenders
There are numerous weight loss surgery & treatment centers in Texas, and not all share the same competence, Therefore, you must proceed with caution. Shortlist some qualified and licensed experts and dig into their backgrounds to establish their reputation and competence. In addition, you may also ask for referrals from your family, friends, and colleagues.
3. Narrow Your Options
At this stage, what you are looking for is eliminate all options that are not worthy of further consideration. Prepare a questionnaire and call all the shortlisted bariatric surgery specialists. Ask about their experience, specialties, staff, cases managed, and other important factors such as their accolades and testimonials, and of course, fees.
Weight loss surgery is a lifesaver for many people in many ways. Apart from saving overweight people from a spectre of diseases, and even death, the procedure vastly improves confidence and the general ability to lead a normal life. If you too are looking for a surgeon in Dallas or any other part of Texas, the search ends with BSC Dallas. Our team of widely experienced specialists are equipped with all that’s needed to provide you with best remedy for obesity. You can reach us at 214-345-5262 for a no-obligation consultation.
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