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According to the Centers for Disease Control’s parameters for obesity, as many as a third of all Americans are obese and many more fall into the “overweight” category. Meanwhile, an increasing number of young people are suffering from obesity, putting them at risk for a wide array of significant health issues as they mature. Obesity is classified as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher, while having a BMI or of 25.0 to 29.9 is considered overweight.  

Seeking medical assistance to help you control your weight is an excellent first step toward taking control of your health and helping you to avoid the following disorders that are directly linked with obesity:

Obesity-Related Health Problems

  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • GERD
  • Hernias
  • Heart Disease/Stroke
  • Incontinence
  • Kidney Disease


  • Counseling and Education
  • Lifestyle Changes/Exercise and Diet
  • Weight Loss Surgery

At Meadow Pointe Family Practice, our providers are an excellent resource for patients who need medical assistance to manage symptoms of obesity and find an appropriate weight-management program. Her office is a “judgment-free zone” with a high-energy, caring and positive atmosphere aimed at motivating patients to continue making progress on the path to a healthier lifestyle. If we can be of assistance to you in taking control of your weight and addressing related symptoms, do not hesitate to contact us at 813.907.8430 or request an appointment online.