What Causes Morbid Obesity?

Morbid Obesity can reduce a person's life span by 15 years.

The National Institute Health (NIH) recommends bariatric surgery for individuals with a BMI of 40 or greater, or 35 with co-morbid conditions such as:

  • DiabetesHigh blood pressure
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Shortness of breath on exertion
  • Arthritis

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