Obesity is a leading cause of health problems in the United States, but Doctors of Bellevue-Redmond can help. The caring team in Bellevue, Washington, provide personalized and supportive internal medicine services that help you to reach your ideal weight. Call Doctors of Bellevue-Redmond today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about obesity treatments.
Obesity occurs when you have more body fat than what is considered healthy.
Fat, or adipose tissue, plays a few important roles in your body. It stores energy and cushions and insulates the body. Besides being found under the skin, fat tissue is present near internal organs. When too much of this tissue builds up in your body, obesity occurs, and it can lead to health issues.
Your Bellevue-Redmond doctor calculates your body mass index to determine whether your fat levels are healthy. If this number is higher than 30%, you’re considered to be obese.
When your body stores excess calories, they’re stored as fat. Several factors can lead to an unhealthy amount of fat cells, such as:
Not only does obesity run in families through genetics, but your family’s lifestyle can also play a role. These factors include your family’s food choices, activity levels, and other influences that can lead to weight issues.
Nearly 70% of Americans are either obese or overweight. All those people are at risk for several other health risks, including:
Obesity can also impact your sexual health by causing erectile dysfunction, infertility, and irregular periods. It can even reduce your quality of life by deterring you from engaging in activities you used to love.
Your physician at Doctors of Bellevue-Redmond works with you to create a comprehensive health care plan to address your obesity. Following a complete physical exam and full medical history, they partner with you in a long-term commitment to your health that may include:
Doctors of Bellevue-Redmond is ready to provide support, education, and encouragement to help you manage your weight. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn.