Obesity impacts an estimated 40% of American adults. These are individuals who have a body mass index above 30. Obesity is not only an aesthetic issue or a number on the scale; but it can also negatively impact almost every system in the body. Individuals struggling with obesity are at higher risk for many other associated conditions that can affect their health and wellness. Danny Shouhed, M.D. and our team offer obesity treatment for associated conditions at our medical center in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Extra weight and fat on the body can put strain on every system, resulting in a host of other health conditions. Obesity is associated with many circulatory conditions, including high cholesterol, hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, stroke and heart disease. In addition, obesity is related to other internal chronic conditions like diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, asthma, depression/anxiety, infertility and urinary incontinence disease. Finally, excess weight can put stress on the bones and joints, increasing the risk for osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease, which can result in chronic back and joint pain.
Obesity is not as simple as being overweight. The excess fat stored on the body can have detrimental effects on every organ and system, resulting in many symptoms and conditions that impact health. Obesity problems may also include heartburn, joint pain, breathing problems, fatigue and mental health problems.
Dr. Shouhed is a top bariatric specialist who can perform weight loss surgery and offer treatment for obesity-related conditions. Our goal at the practice of Danny Shouhed, M.D. in Los Angeles is to help our obese patients achieve better overall health. Many obese patients require treatment to obtain improved wellness for the many related health issues that can occur due to their weight.
Every patient should have the most advanced treatment options for obesity from an empathetic provider. If you are seeking an experienced obesity doctor or bariatric surgeon, contact our office in the Los Angeles area to schedule a consultation with Dr. Danny Shouhed. Our team offers exceptional patient care and cutting-edge robotic surgical procedures to improve the patient experience and outcomes. Our practice accepts many health insurance plans and forms of payment for your convenience. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.