Obesity/Overweight/Body Fat Analysis
What is obesity?
Obesity and being overweight are both conditions relating to your body fat versus your height. If you are concerned about being overweight or obese, our experts at Blue Water medical can do a body fat analysis and provide you with a treatment plan customized to fit your needs. Recent studies have revealed that 64% of adult age Canadians and 30% of children, ages 5-17, are overweight or obese.
What is the difference between overweight and obesity?
Being obese and overweight are both terms used to describe a person’s body type when they have more than a healthy amount of body fat. However, obesity refers to a significant amount of excessive body fat than can often lead to other problems. Therefore, being obese can cause medical issues, as well as lower life expectancy and overall quality of life.
What other medical conditions can obesity cause?
Obesity has been known to cause several medical conditions including:
- Fatty liver
- High cholesterol
- Heart problems
- Sleep Apnea
- High blood pressure
- Joint pain
- Sexual issues
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
How can you treat overweight and obesity problems?
At Blue Water Medical, we understand that obesity and overweight issues are serious medical conditions. Losing weight is no easy feat. Therefore, if you are concerned about your weight, one of our specialists can counsel you and offer a customized treatment plan fit your needs. Starting with an extensive body fat analysis, our providers will analyze your body to determine the severity of your weight gain. Then, they will check for any underlying medical issues that could be causing the increase in your body weight. From there, your doctor will determine the best course of action to treat your weight concerns.
How can you treat being overweight and obesity?
Treatment plans vary to patient to patient. Some patients may require medication, some diet and exercise plans. In more severe cases, surgery, such as bariatric surgery (gastric bypass surgery), will be recommended to improve health and overall quality of life.
Request an appointment in Vancouver
If you are concerned about your body weight and would like to schedule a body fat analysis with one of our providers, please call our office or fill out our online form to request a consultation. You can reach us by phone at (604) 558-3185.