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The Serious Implications of Obesity
Physical therapy billing Obesity (noun) A complex health disorder where a person suffers from an excessive amount of body fat.
Physical therapy billing In the United States, studies have shown that more than 2/3 of adults are obese!
Physical therapy billing Obesity is determined by calculating the person’s body mass index by dividing their weight by their height squared.
Physical therapy billing SO, WHAT ARE THE SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS OF OBESITY? Health Economic Social
Physical therapy billing HEALTH IMPLICATIONS Obesity is linked to many health issues.
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
Physical therapy billing Financial and health issues are closely linked together. ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS
Physical therapy billing HEALTH ISSUES = HOSPITAL BILLS + DOCTOR’S FEES + MEDICINE COSTS
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.
Physical therapy billing Social consequences of obesity have a negative effect on individuals. SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
Physical therapy billing Social implications of obesity are more common in obese children, including: Bullying Discrimination Prejudice
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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