Contributing and Genetic Factors
Dr. Ver Steeg and his staff understand there are many different causes of obesity, all of which can be tough to manage on your own. We strive to provide a range of weight loss solutions to get you feeling like yourself again. Read through the varying causes of obesity below. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us at Iowa Bariatrics, give us a call today.
The reasons for obesity are multiple and complex. Despite conventional wisdom, it is not simply a result of overeating. Research has shown that in many cases a significant, underlying cause of morbid obesity is genetic. Studies have demonstrated that once the problem is established, efforts such as dieting and exercise programs have a limited ability to provide effective long term relief.
Science continues to search for answers. However, until the disease is better understood, the control of excess weight is something patients must work at for their entire lives. That is why it is very important to understand that all current medical interventions, including weight loss surgery, should not be considered medical cures. Rather, they are attempts to reduce the effects of excessive weight and alleviate the serious physical, emotional, and social consequences of the disease.