|Getting down to a healthy weight can save you money in the long run.|
Friday, January 10, 2014
The Financial Costs of Obesity
Being obese is not just a cosmetic concern, as board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz knows all too well. It can lead to serious health problems, which over time may be quite detrimental to your finances, as well. In fact, new research published by Duke University points to the fact that the higher an individual's body mass index (BMI), the higher their medical bills generally are. The reason this is true is because obese individuals generally suffer from a barrage of health concerns, from high blood pressure to diabetes and sleep apnea.
As the bariatric surgeon who performs weight loss surgeries such as gastric sleeve and the lap band procedure, Dr. Feiz can help patients reverse their obesity for good and stop throwing away money on trying to maintain their health. New research from this Duke study showed that the average annual healthcare costs for individuals with a BMI of 19, considered the lowest score for a healthy weight, was just over $2000. At the same time, morbidly obese individuals with a BMI of 45 (more than 100 pounds overweight) had more than double that amount in healthcare costs.
If you are facing obesity and want to close the chapter of your life where you spend a fraction of your income on your comorbid illnesses, call (800) 868-5946 today to learn about free seminars on weight loss surgery in Los Angeles, from Huntington Beach to Lancaster.