Weight issues and chronic illness are inextricably linked. For most, weight gain is the problem, but for some it's weight loss. Only a very fortunate few are able to maintain their ideal weight easily.
It's no secret that being overweight is a growing problem in the general population – so much so that obesity has been classified as a disease by the American Heart Association and news headlines declare that it has reached epidemic proportions. According to NIH statistics, almost 69% of adults in the U.S. are considered to be overweight or obese. For people who have a chronic illness, that number is thought to be closer to 80%.
Although less than 2% of the population is underweight, trying to gain weight can be just as frustrating for them as trying to lose weight is for those who are overweight.
How Can We Support You?
Because weight is such an important issue for so many in the chronic illness community, ProHealth is developing a new Weight Management section, and we would like your input. Through this survey, we'd like you to tell us what your weight-related concerns are and how we can best help support you in reaching your goals.
Please click HERE to access the survey.