Extreme weight gain or obesity is not always caused by eating a lot and not exercising.
It can also be caused by other issues such as stress, depression, menopause, genetics or family history, hormone problems or other disorders. In these cases, efforts to lose the weight may become difficult. Even if the weight is lost, it maybe for a short period of time as the individual goes back to being overweight.
As a result, obesity is clarified as a chronic disease because it needs lifestyle and medical intervention. For example, physicians or doctors, dieticians, exercise specialists and even behaviour therapists.
Health risks of being overweight
- Being overweight has many health risks including: – high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, stokes, clinical depression and other mental disorders, body pain and difficulty with physical activities.
SAMWUMED Benefits – Obesity
SAMWUMED covers members who are obese and need support with reducing weight under the Ancillary benefits. Click here.