Bariatrics & Obesity

Obesity is a worldwide problem. As per WHO, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, are overweight. Of these, over 600 million are obese. Besides adults, obesity also affects children. 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2014.

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Obesity is a complex, clinical disorder with many contributing causes and factors. The condition is often associated with a wide range of medical problems, including high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, sleep apnea, depression, and arthritis.

Childhood obesity is associated with a higher chance of obesity, premature death and disability in adulthood. In addition to increased future risks, obese children experience breathing difficulties, increased risk of fractures, hypertension, early markers of cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and psychological effects.

Bariatric practitioners provide crucial bariatric surgery and weight loss management programs where ongoing patient monitoring may be important. Based on the proven and reliable DXA technology, GE Healthcare offers a wide range of bone health and metabolic health solutions to measure bone mineral density, determine body composition – fat, lean and bone mass and trend body composition changes over time.

Through our Color Mapping application, you can study fat percentage distribution in the body and through our Color Coding application, you can view customizable color identification for fat, lean and bone tissue distribution throughout the body.

Through our CoreScan™ application, you can measure the mass and volume of the visceral fat in the android region of the body. Visceral fat is known to be responsible for many diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and heart diseases.

Explore our DXA Bone and Metabolic health portfolio by learning more about our products and clinical applications.

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