Helping You Back to Health!
Our goal is to make you healthy. Excess weight is a common problem that develops gradually, and can cause fatigue, diabetes, fatty liver, sleep problems and the risk of many cancers. It reduces your energy, leaves you tired and takes the pleasure out of many aspects of your life.
Extra weight also places great stress on your vital organs including your heart, liver, kidneys, joints and reproductive system. Organs can work under this extra stress for a number of years, but eventually they are likely to fail. Most organs have to lose about 80 percent of their capacity before symptoms are evident, and by that time it is frequently too late to return them to normal function.
Among the high-stakes risk of obesity are:
Cancer : If you are obese, you have a higher risk of developing breast, cervical, colon, endometrial, esophageal, gallbladder, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, rectal, renal, thyroid and pancreatic cancers. If you already have a diagnosis of cancer, weight loss may reduce the risk of recurrence.
Cardiovascular disease: Obesity results in high blood pressure, blood lipid abnormalities and diabetes, all of which damage the arteries in the body. This compromises the blood supply to many organs and can result in heart attacks, strokes and erectile dysfunction.
Diabetes: The metabolic stress of obesity makes it difficult for the body to regulate blood glucose levels. High levels of glucose are damaging to many organs, and can result in kidney failure, blindness, soft tissue infections and loss of limbs.
Liver disease: If you are obese, your liver is under daily stress as it tries to deal with excess nutrients. The majority of obese individuals have a fatty liver, and about half of them have active liver inflammation and injury. Over the years this can progress to scar formation (fibrosis), liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Obstructive sleep apnea: This is due to the collapse of the soft tissues of the throat when inhaling. It stops the body from getting enough air and oxygen and results in poor sleep. If you are obese there is a high probability that you have sleep apnea. You may suffer from fatigue, daytime drowsiness and difficulty concentrating.
Weight loss can improve and at times cure many conditions such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea and fertility issues. This can mean a life with fewer medications, lower health expenses and greater enjoyment of life.
At the Yale Metabolic Health and Weight Loss Program, we offer all effective nonsurgical weight-loss interventions in one place. Our philosophy is to focus on your health, rather than specific disease.