Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
The Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Bariatric Program offers both medical and surgical weight-loss solutions for those suffering from obesity.
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|1840 Medical Center Pkwy., Suite 405
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 396-4965
Fax: (615) 396-5700
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Bariatric Patients from Saint Thomas Rutherford Walk the Red Carpet
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What Is Morbid Obesity?
"Morbid obesity" is a clinical term for a medical condition. It is not meant to be an offensive term, but to some it is. Obesity is excess body weight resulting from eating too much and exercising too little. For some it may be caused by genetic factors. Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death. It may soon become the number one cause overtaking cigarette smoking. Obesity is now considered a chronic medical disease with serious health cost.
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Morbid obesity is linked with progressive, serious diseases called co-morbidities such as:
- Adult onset diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Osteoarthritis of weight bearing joints
- Sleep apnea or other respiratory problems
- Acid reflux (heartburn)
- Certain types of cancer
- Skin disease
- Urination problems
- Other serious disorders
- Behavioral modifications
- Weight loss programs