(PRWEB) March 13, 2013
Mexico weight loss surgeon, Dr. Jose A Castaneda Cruz, has made it his mission to build awareness of the obesity epidemic and help those affected take action. With deaths from obesity hitting an all-time high, now is the time to educate people on methods to combat this health crisis. A recent study shows that obesity can lead to worsening health problems including hypertension. Dr. Jose A Castaneda Cruz maintains that it is imperative to determine a person's level of obesity is a necessary first step when considering weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery is often a wise choice for those battling obesity.
Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. Both labels also refer to ranges of weight that increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health problems, according to the CDC. Knowing which category an overweight person falls under is the first step in how they can determine if they qualify for weight loss surgery, says Dr. Jose A. Castaneda Cruz, the leading bariatric weight loss surgeon in Mexico.
“Obesity is one of leading, preventable causes of death worldwide. We determine if an adult is overweight or obese by using their weight and height to calculate their body mass index (BMI),” says Dr. Castaneda Cruz.
How to determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery looking at the degrees of obesity:
1. Normal weight 20- 24.9 of BMI
2. Overweight 25-29.9 of BMI
3. Obese 30-40 of BMI
4. Severe Obesity more than 40 of BMI
An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight, whereas an adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Serious illnesses are often associated with grade II obesity, having a BMI higher than 35. Severe health problems are often associated with grade III obesity, having a BMI higher than 40. These health problems include having a higher risk of heart disease that may lead to myocardial infarction, having a higher risk of hypertension that may lead to diabetes and hypercholesterolemia, having a higher risk of some cancers, increased menstrual disorders in women, higher risk of gallstones which often cause major medical and surgical emergencies, and major depression and insecurity in those who suffer.
Dr. Jose A. Castaneda Cruz is a board certified surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery down in the beautiful areas of Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, Mexico. The state-of-the-art practices offer the perfect getaway location, while offering comfort and relaxation to patients recovering after post-op procedures. 300 of Mexico’s leading specialists service patients with world-class technology at a fraction of the cost the U.S. averages with their diagnoses and treatment options.
“The cost of bariatric surgery in other countries is often expensive with or without insurance. Our practices’ savings can mean huge relief,” says Dr. Castaneda Cruz. “Your quality of life improves when you no longer have to choose between living with the medical condition, or facing financial hard times if you get it done in U.S.”
About Obesity Solutions:
Obesity Solutions by Dr. Jose A. Castaneda Cruz, offers clients an attractive medical vacation stay with a state-of-the-art medical facility and personalized care for patients. Dr. Castaneda is a board certified surgeon with over 6 years of experience and specializes in bariatric procedures such as: RNY gastric bypass, duodenal switch, gastrectomy sleeves, metabolic and gastric band surgery. Obesity Solutions is based out of the Puerto de Hierro Medical Center, a privately owned and operated hospital. For more information, please visit: http://www.drjoseacastanedacruz.com.mx.