The Serious Implications of Obesity

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The Serious Implications of Obesity

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With obesity comes serious health, economic, and social consequences. Systems4PT explains these implications and the realities of obesity in the United States.

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  • The Serious Implications of Obesity
  • Physical therapy billing Obesity (noun) A complex health disorder where a person suffers from an excessive amount of body fat.
  • Physical therapy billing In the United States, studies have shown that more than 2/3 of adults are obese!
  • Physical therapy billing Obesity is determined by calculating the persons body mass index by dividing their weight by their height squared. BMI Classification 30-34.9 Class I Obesity 35-39.9 Class II Obesity 40+ Class III Obesity
  • Physical therapy billing SO, WHAT ARE THE SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS OF OBESITY? Health Economic Social
  • Physical therapy billing HEALTH IMPLICATIONSObesity is linked to many health issues.
  • Physical therapy billing Most common health risks concerning obesity: Stroke Heart Attack Type II Diabetes Hypertension Cancer (Breast, Colon, Kidney, Esophagus, Gallbladder, Pancreas, Thyroid) Liver Disease Gastrointestinal Problems Urological and Reproductive Problems Respiratory Distress Depression Anxiety Low-Self Esteem
  • Physical therapy billing Financial and health issues are closely linked together. ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS
  • Physical therapy billing After hospitalization and/or post surgery care, most patients will need further treatment and physical therapy billing. Indirect costs can include the loss of compensation for missed work days.
  • Physical therapy billing Social consequences of obesity have a negative effect on individuals. SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
  • Physical therapy billing Social implications of obesity are more common in obese children, including: Bullying Discrimination Prejudice
  • Physical therapy billing Men vs. Women Women are more vulnerable to weight-based stigma, which can lead to harsh eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia). The effect that obesity has on different sexes is very apparent in the workplace. For example: obese males are more likely to be hired over obese female applicants because women are viewed as being less reliable, less dependable, and less honest.
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