Mercy's Dr. Kuldeep Singh Discusses The Role of Weight Gain on Arthritis
There's yet another reason to keep your weight under control.
According to Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS, a top weight loss surgeon in Maryland, and Director of The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy, being overweight worsens arthritis, particularly in weight-bearing joints. The extra pounds can also shorten the life of joint replacements.
And there's another potential problem: At certain weights, orthopedic surgeons may not operate.
"It's like a catch-22. You're overweight, you weigh high and then your arthritis is worse. You need a replacement, but you can't get it because you're too much overweight," Dr. Singh said.
Dr. Singh added that weight loss can slow disease progression, but it's best to be preventive and manage your weight so you don't have these issues.
View Mercy’s Dr. Kuldeep Singh’s interview regarding obesity, weight gain and arthritis.
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