Obesity has as many causes as it does solutions, if not more. As you spend some time exploring this website and learning more about Saint Francis Medical Center’s various weight-loss solutions – including Weight Loss Solutions, our bariatric surgery center – we hope you and your physician will also take the time needed to explore the underlying causes of your condition. Understanding your own health history will help you understand whether bariatric surgery at Saint Francis really is the right solution for you.
Below are just a few possible causes of obesity. Your physician can help you determine which ones – or others – affect you:
- Genetics: Obesity often has a hereditary component.
- Illness: Hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome and many other illnesses can contribute to obesity.
- Psychology: Mental illness and emotional problems are often at the root of obesity.
- Lifestyle: Many communities – and, truth be told, families – have numerous factors that discourage healthy lifestyles and encourage unhealthy ones.
By addressing these causes, many people are able to lose weight and improve their health. For others, medical intervention may be necessary, with bariatric surgery as a safe, effective option. (Everyone, of course, benefits from eating healthier and exercising more!)
So, if you’re obese and still wondering whether Weight Loss Solutions is the best way for you to change that, remember to research your own condition as you research our solutions. Learn everything you can about your body first, and then learn everything you can about bariatrics. It’s the best way to ensure the best possible outcome.