The Serious Implications of Obesity

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The Serious Implications of Obesity

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Physical therapy billing Obesity (noun) A complex health disorder where a person suffers from an excessive amount of body fat.

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Physical therapy billing In the United States, studies have shown that more than 2/3 of adults are obese!

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Physical therapy billing Obesity is determined by calculating the person’s body mass index by dividing their weight by their height squared.

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Physical therapy billing SO, WHAT ARE THE SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS OF OBESITY? Health Economic Social

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Physical therapy billing HEALTH IMPLICATIONS Obesity is linked to many health issues.

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Physical therapy billing Most common health risks concerning obesity: Stroke Heart Attack Type II Diabetes Hypertension Cancer (Breast, Colon, Kidney, Esophagus, Gallbladder, Pancreas, Thyroid) Liver Disease Gastrointestinal Problems Urological and Reproductive Problems Respiratory Distress Depression Anxiety Low-Self Esteem

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Physical therapy billing Financial and health issues are closely linked together. ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS

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Physical therapy billing After hospitalization and/or post surgery care, most patients will need further treatment and physical therapy billing. Indirect costs can include the loss of compensation for missed work days.

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Physical therapy billing Social consequences of obesity have a negative effect on individuals. SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS

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Physical therapy billing Social implications of obesity are more common in obese children, including: Bullying Discrimination Prejudice

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Physical therapy billing Men vs. Women Women are more vulnerable to weight-based stigma, which can lead to harsh eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia). The effect that obesity has on different sexes is very apparent in the workplace. For example: obese males are more likely to be hired over obese female applicants because women are viewed as being less reliable, less dependable, and less honest.

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