I made an amazing choice
I made an amazing choice
I gained my confidence back
I gained my confidence back
I've lost 150 pounds
I've lost 150 pounds
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Health Risks of Being Overweight

Everyone has their own reason for wanting to lose weight, but the most important one should be your health. Overweight individuals have an increased risk for several serious medical conditions including:

  • Heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Type II diabetes
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Liver and gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Respiratory problems
  • Joint and back pain
  • Fertility issues  
  • Depression
  • High cholesterol

    Learn more about obesity and health problems.



    Mouse-over the health issue below to get the percentage resolved through weight loss surgery.

    57% Resolved55% Resolved96% Resolved74-98% Resolved82% Improved or Resolved63% Resolved90% Improved Fatty Liver, 37% Resolution of Inflammation, 70% Resolution of Fibrosis80% Resolved82% Risk Reduction52-92% Resolved72-98% Resolved83% Resolved44-88% Resolved79% Resolution of Excessive Hairiness, 100% Resolution of Menstrual Irregularity41-76% Resolved95% Resolved77% Resolved89% Reduction in 5 Year MortalityImproved in 95% of PatientsImage Map