Obesity as a disease
Obesity has now become a critical problem in the US, with the prevalence among adults, which increased nearly 50% during the 1980s and 1990s. Now, nearly 70% of adults are classified as overweight or obese, compared with fewer than 25% 40 years ago.
Recent evidence indicates that obesity is more associated with morbidity than smoking, alcoholism, and poverty, and if current trends continue, obesity may soon overtake cigarette abuse as the leading cause of preventable death in the US.
Sudden death is more common in those who are naturally fat than in the lean.
Obesity plays a major role in adversely affecting major cardiovascular risk factors, including Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, and Diabetes mellitus (DM), are the major component of metabolic syndrome.
Numerous studies have reported an association between BMI and stroke. In fact, for each 1-U increase in BMI, there was an increase of 4% in the risk of ischemic stroke and 6% for hemorrhagic stroke. This increased risk of stroke may be attributable to a higher prevalence of Hypertension, a Pro-thrombotic and Pro-inflammatory state that accompanies excess adipose tissue accumulation.
Patients with high BMI and morbidity, including cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome are considered high-risk patients. Indeed, at OCC Health department, we evaluated all the health survey data, and contact the patients. We take the proactive measurements to avoid surgical complications. So in summary, we have a Cardiac Care program that prevents any medical cardiovascular complication, in fact, our mortality rate is 0% in more than 15,000 cases.