Welcome to Lutheran Weight Loss Center
If you or a loved one is looking to make a change and get back to life, we will help you get there. Like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, obesity has a strong genetic component and is often characterized by an overactive appetite center in the brain-which results in excessive fat stores in the body. It is not a disorder of willpower, as is sometimes implied, but it is in fact a chronic disease recognized by the AMA.
Obesity is dangerous because it is associated with a variety of medical conditions that can lead to disability and death. There is a 15 year reduction in life-expectancy with morbid obesity.
Health problem(s) related to morbid obesity:
- *Cholesterol and triglyceride abnormalities
- Fatty liver disease---can lead to cirrhosis of the liver
- Sleep Apnea
- Infertility and pregnancy risk
- Depression, anxiety
- Cancer risk is possibly increased (uterus, colon, breast, and prostate)
*These have increased risk of stroke and heart attack
At Lutheran weight loss center we have an all encompassing program that includes a dietician, a counselor, weight loss classes, support groups, medical and surgical options.