Obesity is much more than a weight problem. Obesity is a chronic disease that can cause serious health problems. A person’s body mass index (BMI) is used to gauge body fat. BMI is based on your weight and height. People with a body mass index of 30 or more are considered obese.
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There are many reasons why people gain weight, but it is usually caused by eating too many calories and not being active enough. Obesity is a complex health issue with a variety of factors playing a role.
Some causes of obesity may not be as apparent as others. They may include:
Setting small goals helps to create long-lasting behavior changes. This, along with a combination of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity, can help you reach your weight loss goals.
Things to keep in mind when finding your ideal body weight:
Talk with your primary care doctor to start creating your individual plan for getting to, and maintaining, a healthy weight. Your doctor will help you determine if bariatric surgery or medication therapy may be an option for you.
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