A Multiple Approach To Weight Management
Often, bariatric treatment uses multiple approaches to manage weight loss. For instance, liposuction may address cosmetic concerns and reduce some bulk weight, while diet and behavioral regimens are taught to the same individual to reduce caloric intake. Furthermore, drug therapy may be used to reduce the absorption of fats from the diet and psychotherapy to address emotional issues may also be administered at the same time. In this multiple approach, many techniques are used simultaneously to induce and maintain weight loss for individuals who find weight loss to be very difficult. Often perceived as the result of a lack of willpower, weakness, or a lifestyle choice of overeating, obesity is in reality a chronic condition that is the result of many interacting factors that include genetics, environment, and behavior. As weight problems persist and increase in the United States, the need for new and effective bariatric treatments will continue to rise.
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