Medical Consequences of Obesity

Obesity is a chronic disease in which someone has an excess of fat that negatively impacts their health. The calculation of body mass index (BMI) is typically used to measure if someone has obesity (overweight).

Short bowel syndrome (SBS)

Short bowel syndrome image before and after surgery

Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a rare disorder that happens when you don’t have enough small intestine, or it doesn’t work well.

Hepatitis C (HCV)

Liver with HCV

Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most common form of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis is inflammation or swelling of the liver. If a person has symptoms (many do not), often it is like symptoms of the flu.

Peptic ulcer disease

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic ulcer disease is the formation of ulcers in the lining of the stomach (gastric ulcer) or the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum (duodenal ulcer).


Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis refers to inflammation (swelling) of the pancreas. It is often caused by gallstones or heavy alcohol abuse. Both acute and chronic pancreatitis symptoms are similar.