America has a health problem. The United States is the most obese country in the world amongst men (35 percent) and the second-most among women (40.4 percent), according to the World Obesity Federation.
"The United States is one of the most obese countries in the world."
It's no secret that obesity can cause an array of serious health problems ranging from Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease to high blood pressure and stroke. And many people who are overweight know full well how serious their condition is. But various problems may occur when they try to lose weight.
There are many reasons why those considered obese struggle to lose weight. Here are a few:
- A hormone called leptin stops relaying a message to the person's brain that they're "full," according to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity. As a result, they continue to eat.
- Obesity and depression are likely linked, noted Everyday Health. And while depression doesn't necessarily cause a person's motivation to drop, a study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology noted it could make people feel less optimistic about achieving goals. This could cause an obese person to abandon his or her pursuit of losing weight.
- A person can gain weight because of genetics, MedicineNet reported. If someone has a leptin deficiency, for example, they may be more likely to gain and struggle to hold off weight.
To lose weight, many people try to exercise, and when that fails, they turn to invasive procedures like liposuction. However, while liposuction might work, it can also cause complications, such as internal punctures, infection, permanent numbness, kidney and heart problems, fat embolism and contour irregularities, according to the Mayo Clinic.
You can avoid these potential health issues by opting for a less invasive FDA-approved treatment called LAP-BAND Fill Services.
This device is positioned on a patient by lightly hooking the band into his or her stomach with two small incisions and then wrapping it around his or her abdomen. Certified doctors then tighten the LAP-BAND so it fits comfortably but is tight enough that the person's stomach can't hold as much food as it typically does. This effectively forces the patient to stop eating past the point of feeling full.
During the first month and a half of wearing the band, a doctor will tighten it multiple times, although a professional can help with your LAP-BAND Adjustment with ease.
If you'd like to lose weight or you know someone who does, don't hesitate to call Dr. Pearsall at Longevity Stem Cell Centre. Dr. Pearsall became an expert in LAP-BAND treatments in the early 2000s during his time with Fill Centers USA. Since then, he's continued to provide this treatment to many patients who'd like to lose weight without the risks associated with other dietary plans and medical procedures.