Mismanaging your weight, either overweight or underweight, can lead to serious health risks including heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and diabetes. In particular, obesity has a negative effect on your hormones. Rarely, hormone imbalances such as hypothyroidism or Cushing’s syndrome are the cause of obesity. However, we do know that hormones produced in the fat cells, gastrointestinal tract and the brain do play an important role in how much you eat, how much energy you expend and how much you weigh. Specializing in metabolism and hormone imbalances, the endocrine experts at AnMed Health can help assess the causes and complications of obesity. There is no simple solution or cure for obesity yet we can treat and manage it effectively including treatment for post-bariatric surgery patients.