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CONSEQUENCES OF OBESITY

CONSEQUENCES OF OBESITY

Obesity complaints can be divided into physical and psychosocial. Both factors affect the patient's quality of life.

Physical Complaints

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Non-alcoholic Fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Dyslipidemia (High cholesterol and triglyceride levels)
  • Lung diseases (COPD, asthma)
  • Hypertension
  • Joint pain
  • Gallstones
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS)
  • Reflux
  • PCOS - infertility
  • Digestive troubles
  • Systemic diseases: migraine, rheumatoid arthritis,...

Psychosocial Complaints

  • Depression
  • Social isolation
  • Exclusion
  • Lack of self confidence
  • Low self-esteem

ADVANTAGES OF BARIATRIC SURGERY

People who have undergone bariatric surgery tend to see a clear resolution of different comorbidities as seen in the graph.

Especially in patients with type 2 diabetes, it is possible to achieve remission rates of up to 80-90%.



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