Weight Loss Surgery Health Benefits
Choosing to have weight loss surgery is a huge, and sometimes difficult, decision. But life after surgery can be better than ever! Although losing excess weight is a positive life change, even a change for the better can be overwhelming. To better determine if weight loss surgery is the right choice, consider some of the most widely recognized benefits of having bariatric surgery:
- Lower blood pressure
- Improvement of high cholesterol levels
- Potential reversal of Type-2 diabetes
- Improvement or cessation of life-threatening sleep apnea
- Reduction in symptoms of acid reflux
- Less risk of heart attack, stroke, and cancer
- Raises potential for conception by helping to increase fertility levels in both parents
A study made by the University of Cincinnati shows that weight loss surgery can add years to the lifetime of an average patient. Researchers found that, in comparison with obese individuals who did not have bariatric surgery, the typical female bariatric patient (42 years old with a BMI of 45) lived three years longer, and the average male bariatric patient (44 years old with a BMI of 45) lived 2.6 years longer.
A Better Outlook on Life
In addition to improving physical health, weight loss surgery can benefit mental health by fostering a positive attitude, increased self-confidence, and improved social interaction. During the weight loss process, many people learn to cope with the root causes behind their overeating behaviors and find this healing experience to be uplifting.
The Bariatric Experts recognizes that coming to terms with personal issues can be an uncomfortable process, which is why we offer a full follow-up plan for our patients. We encourage participation in the support groups and psychological counseling services we provide. These tools can aid in overcoming what may have led to the initial weight gain, and in turn, help keep it off for years to come.
For more information on these and the other attainable benefits of bariatric surgery, and to find out whether weight loss surgery is the right decision, call The Bariatric Experts at 940-387-7599, or email email@example.com.