Morbid Obesity

A person who weighs at least twice or 100 pounds more than his or her ideal weight or has a BMI of 40 or more is diagnosed as morbidly obese. Morbid Obesity is clinically severe obesity at which point serious medical conditions occur as a direct result of the weight problem.

The National Institutes of Health report that morbid obesity may considerably reduce life expectancy and is associated with an increased risk of developing conditions or diseases such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Joint Problems
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Cancer
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Infertility