Obesity is a serious medical condition that occurs when a person carries excess body weight or fat. It increases the risk of developing many serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, certain cancers, and more.
Causes of obesity:
- Genetic predisposition
- Hormonal imbalances
- Excessive dietary calories without enough physical exercise to use them
Obesity increases your risk of developing chronic diseases, such as:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Bone and joint problems
Managing obesity requires a combination of healthy eating habits, regular physical activity, and behavioral changes.
Things you can do:
- Eat a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
- Engage in regular physical activity, such as brisk walking, jogging, or swimming.
Upperline Plus providers can develop a management plan that works for you. They can also help you understand your medications and provide additional resources and support including dieticians, pharmacists, social workers, and mental health services.
Contact one of our Upperline Health convenient clinics to get your Obesity treatment started.