If obesity is threatening your health and life, you are not alone.
Obesity has steadily increased among the United States population the past 20 years. According to the National Institute of Health, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and almost 5 percent are morbidly obese.
This trend greatly concerns health care providers, who continue to see the long-term impact of obesity - including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, asthma, sleep apnea and stroke.
Traditional methods - healthier diet and exercise - are the best ways to lose weight. However, in some cases, gastric bypass surgery is a viable option.