With 32% of the population considered obese, the UAE is ranked 20th among the most obese countries in the world.
Obesity is a condition that occurs when excess fat accumulates in the body. However, it is not just a cosmetic concern; the increased presence of body fat increases the risk of developing other diseases and health complications, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. There are numerous reasons why people gain weight and have difficulty losing it. Obesity results from inherited, physiological and environmental factors, along with diet, physical activity and exercise habits.
The good news is that even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health problems that are associated with the condition. Having a healthier diet, increasing physical activity and addressing contributing behavioral issues can help those affected lose weight and become healthier. Depending on the case, and should your doctors see fit, prescription medications and weight loss procedures serve as additional options when treating obesity.
At SSMC, our multidisciplinary team of highly trained experts will work with you to help you achieve your weight loss goals, granting you a safe, high-quality, specialty-specific continuum of care for the best individual health outcomes. When tailoring each patient’s unique treatment plan, every member of our team integrates the SSMC Model of Care at every point and interaction throughout your weight loss journey, always putting your needs first.
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