What is obesity?


Obesity

About two thirds of the adult population in Canada is overweight or obese. Obesity is now recognized as a chronic disease that is associated with :

  • cardiovascular disease
  • high blood pressure
  • sleep apnea
  • cancer
  • type II diabetes
  • osteoporosis
  • high cholesterol
  • back pain

Contrary to popular belief, this condition cannot be treated through weight loss alone. Obesity needs to be treated in a comprehensive way. Most of the time, obesity is not just due to poor lifestyle choices. People with this condition may also have problems dealing with sources of stress in their lives. We will give you tools to help you achieve better health.

If you are in this section of the website, you are probably thinking about bariatric surgery. This surgery involves many steps and many months of waiting. However, keep in mind that your journey begins now and that this preparation is important.

For more information on obesity: 

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