Obesity Linked to Severe Coronavirus Disease, Especially for Younger Patients

There is no doubt that COVID-19 also known as the Corona Virus has changed our lives.  It has forced us to stay home, change the way we interact with friends and family and is forcing us to look at how we take care of ourselves on a daily basis.

Just like you, we are still learning about COVID-19 and the long term effect it may have on our lives.  We have worked with our local hospitals in The Woodlands, Montgomery Country and North Houston area to help treat patients suffering with COVID-19.

The virus is still new and and is being researched rapidly.   As we learn more about the virus, we want to share that with our patients.  We spend our time working with patients and helping them fight obesity.  We offer bariatric surgery, support groups, nutritionist, exercise programs and physician support to all of our bariatric patients in The Woodlands achieve their goals and improve their daily health.

The United States is the most obese country in the world.  Obesity is measured by BMI or Body Mass Index.  An individual that is 5’9″ and weighs 203 LBS has a BMI of 30 and is considered clinically obese.  We point this out to help you gain a better understanding of obesity in our community.

A recent study in New York City provided some alarming information related to COVID-19 and obesity in young adults.  New York Presbyterian Hospital in Lower Manhattan collected data from the first 393 COVID-19 positive cases for young adults; over 50% were obese.  We point this our because New York City’s obese population is only 22%.  Here is a link to the article and how obesity and COVID-19 are correlated for young adults.

As always we recommend a healthy diet, exercise and regular sleep patterns for all.  If you are interested in learning more about weight loss surgery please contact us thought our website or 281-419-8400