Listen as Dr. Shyam Dahiya explains morbid obesity.
Morbid obesity is when we say that you now cannot fix it yourself, and it is affecting your health, as opposed to just being little overweight, but your life expectancy, or the quality of your life is not affected, whereas in the morbid obesity, all of these are affected. That’s the basic concept of, when I call somebody morbidly obese.
What causes it? To some extent, we can have hormone problems, we can have endocrine issues, psychological issues, but I think to a great extent it’s a disease, in my opinion, of prosperity also. We are seeing it in every country. All of a sudden, economic boom comes up, and we are going in everywhere in our cars. We are drinking little more beer. We are eating a little more, and less and less and less exercise. We don’t even get up to switch the TV these days, you know, click, click, click. So all of these are the reasons for it.
Complexity gets to a point that, you know, then it reaches a level that then we just totally lose control and you have to have help.
About Dr. Shyam L. Dahiya, M.D.:
Leading a multi-disciplinary team of experts at Doctor Bariatric is board-certified Shyam L. Dahiya, M.D. who brings more than 20 years of experience in general and trauma surgery. As a general and laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Dahiya has performed numerous innovative bariatric surgeries including the Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery.
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