Another counterintuitive reality is that excess body weight is not a problem in itself, but rather is a symptom. In fact, 50% of people with obesity have healthy blood pressure and cholesterol and blood glucose levels, while 25% of normal-weight people have unhealthy levels. Therefore, obesity does not automatically indicate that someone is unhealthy or unfit, just as being in a normal-weight range does not mean someone is healthy or fit.
At CCM, we perform a precise, individualized medical evaluation of adults and children with weight imbalance. This workup includes indicators that identify underlying causes of obesity which are often medically treatable. We then develop an individualized strategy emphasizing medical treatment along with a supportive lifestyle to help restore normal metabolic function. Though the vast majority of patients respond to treatment, the results don’t happen overnight.