Weight Loss and Control Options
For people who are more than 100 pounds overweight, obesity is a serious medical condition. It can be heartbreaking and overwhelming. But there is new hope in regaining control of life. Obesity can be successfully treated. The Nebraska Medical Center has renowned specialists in weight loss surgery with expertise in the latest techniques to help patients and families.
It is important to understand that weight loss surgery is not a cure for morbid obesity, but is a way to control the disease. There are several approaches to weight loss and control.
- Dietary change is the most commonly used weight loss strategy.
- Medical weight loss options are available, most by prescription and under the care of physician.
- A combination of dietary and exercise therapy, reinforced by behavior modification, will lead to the greatest success in maintaining and achieving short-term weight loss and maintaining it in the long term.
- Surgical options are available, but should not be considered a "quick fix." These options require behavior modification. Typically, candidates for surgery are people whose body mass index (BMI) calculates to a reading of 40 or higher, and those who have serious diseases related to obesity, a BMI of 35 or higher. Use the following calculator to determine your own BMI number.
To find out more about the options available to gain control of life, don’t wait another minute. Call 1-800-922-0000 today. Your life is waiting for you.