Human beings were never intended to carry excess weight in the form of fat around for a prolonged period of time. The ability to create additional fat cells was designed solely as a survival mechanism to avoid likely upcoming periods of famine.
When excess weight in the form of fat is carried on the body for prolonged periods of time it comes at a severe and significant price. This price is not only pertaining to financial implications but is related to length of life as well as quality of life.
To demonstrate this in increasing body mass index; known as BMI; there is an associated increased rate of death from all causes including cardiovascular disease. Obesity has surpassed smoking as the #1 cause of preventable disease and disability in the country.
Complications include diabetes mellitus, abnormal cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, blood clots, and cancer to name a few.
These complications serve as examples that the body is under a state of duress and is unable to maintain function under the circumstances of excess weight on the body. It is important to state that the excess weight is a contributor to the increased health complications; but more importantly the abnormal metabolism is the major cause of the complications as it is what produced the excess weight.
The complications also include problems with the musculoskeletal system including osteoarthritis and gout. Gastrointestinal complications include hepatic biliary disease, acid reflux and gastrointestinal cancers. Reproductive conditions occur in the form of irregular menstrual cycles or decreased fertility.
Chronic kidney disease as well as renal stones occurred greater incidence. Additionally, there is urinary incontinence especially in females. The psychosocial effects of obesity include the president and every day stigma and biased that patients with obesity have to face. There is increased risk of dementia and depression.
The cost ends up being too great to calculate when workplace productivity, increased sick days, increased financial medical healthcare expenditures, increased mortality, as well as the immense psychosocial aspects and effects.
The Metabolism Clinic is established as the destination for diabetes (type 2) reversal and weight loss by metabolism correction. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina.