Obesity: An Alarming Public Health Concern
Many clinical research studies have proven the prevalence of obesity in the country. For instance, the Health, United States, 2012 revealed that 69.2% of Americans aged 20 years and above are overweight. The statistics are even more alarming in younger age groups as the Prevalence of Obesity in the United States, 2009-2010 stated that 18.4% of adolescents aged 12 to 19 and 18.4% of children aged between 6 and 11 are obese.
Being overweight poses significant dangers to a person’s health, as it increases the risk of life-threatening medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, cancer, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. It can also be linked to anxiety, mood swings, and depression as body image issues such as this are proven to affect a person emotional stability.
Fortunately, losing weight can be an easy process with the help of experienced healthcare professionals. Weight loss management programs, such as physician-supervised hCG Diet, for instance, was proven by many to be an effective way of losing weight.
Our team at Austin Family Medicine is equipped with the necessary resources and knowledge to help Austin residents succeed in losing weight. Call us now at 512-433-WELL to find out more about our weight management services such as the hCG diet.