Weight problems can often take a person by surprise. A few months of poor eating habits, sporadic exercise, and sedentary work activities can transform an otherwise healthy person into an individual who suffers from being overweight or obese. Once the weight is present, it can prove far more difficult to lose it. HCA West Florida offers bariatric surgery options for West Florida residents who suffer from serious weight concerns. If you suffer from any of the following signs, contact HCA West Florida for more information.
Having a Body Mass Index Over 30
Body mass index is a measurement that determines overweight and obesity conditions. This number takes into consideration a person’s weight and height. If the resulting BMI is more than 30, the individual is obese. For many types of weight loss surgeries, a body mass index of 30 or higher can qualify most potential candidates.
Suffering from Weight-Related Health Conditions
Individuals with a BMI under 30 can still qualify for bariatric surgery. Key to determining eligibility is knowing if a potential patient has a condition that weight loss surgery could help to alleviate. If a physician decides that a person is at high risk for a heart attack or stroke due to his weight problems, bariatric surgery might be the most immediate option to combat this danger. Weight loss surgery can also help to facilitate healthier lifestyles for individuals with type 2 diabetes. Even those with obstructive sleep apnea could qualify for this procedure.
Failing to Lose Sufficient Weight with Other Methods
Doctors stress the importance of healthy eating and regular exercising for weight loss and weight maintenance. Yet some individuals may not be able to reach a healthy weight even when they adhere to these recommendations. In such cases, weight loss surgery can provide the results that more conservative methods cannot.
Could bariatric surgery be the right weight loss method for you? To discuss your weight concerns with a bariatric weight loss specialist, call HCA West Florida at (877) 442-2362.