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Rather than relying on the bathroom scale to tell you if you're overweight, BMI takes into account your weight and height to indicate body fat. The goal for most people: a BMI that's over 18 and under 25.
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An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese, a condition that substantially raises the risk of serious illness from hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, as well as endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Higher body weights are also associated with an increase in early death. As the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, obesity poses a major public health challenge.
Woodland Heights Medical Center is pleased to be the first facility in Lufkin to offer the latest technology in weight loss surgery. The LAP-BAND System is the least invasive surgery to reduce the amount of food your stomach can hold. Although surgery has shown to be an effective tool in weight loss, it is important for patients to remember that the surgery is only a tool. A successful outcome is dependent on a patient’s commitment to long-term lifestyle change.
You are encouraged to gather as much information on weight loss surgery by researching information on the internet, talking with the team members, and attending support groups. By developing your own knowledge base about this treatment method, you will be empowered to reach your goal of long-term weight loss.
To learn more, contact the hospital's Bariatric Coordinator at (936) 634-0568.