Weight loss surgery has its primary benefit right there in the name – bariatric procedures make it easier for patients to lose weight in a safe and effective way. In addition to extending life span, improving mobility, and improving self-esteem, achieving a healthy body weight is one of the reasons why most people are actively seeking treatment.
In addition to these compelling results, there are also many other ways in which weight loss surgery can impact your overall health. The following five are just a few of the benefits people experience after gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy which go beyond weight loss.
01: Diabetes Reversal
There are significant links between diabetes and obesity. In fact, 20% of overweight adults and 11.8% of obese adults have the disease. Diabetes type 2 affects the eye, kidneys, and nervous system gradually, increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Diabetes often results in symptoms that can be managed through bariatric surgery, and in some cases, these symptoms may even be eliminated entirely. According to a study, 65% of people with diabetes no longer required diabetes medications after a gastric bypass.
02: Freedom from Sleep Apnea
As a result of obstructing the throat during sleep, sleep apnea causes slowed or stopped breathing. Overweight or obese individuals are particularly susceptible. With weight loss following bariatric surgery, people with sleep apnea are able to stop using the CPAP machine they use to keep their airways open while sleeping. Sleeping better and deeper can also result from losing weight.
03: Reduced Risk of Cancer
Obesity can also lead to health problems such as cancer and various types of diabetes. Obesity causes our cells to flare up, which can affect our bodies in a way that can lead to cancerous cells developing. As with any procedure that reduces weight, bariatric surgery also reduces hormonal cancer risks.
04: Relief from Joint Pain
Excess stress can cause joint pain in overweight people. Your joints may feel less painful if you lose weight since pressure on them is reduced. As a result of losing weight, your joints may also be more mobile. It may not be necessary to take pain medications after you return to a healthy weight if you took them prior to your weight loss surgery.
05: Better Cardiovascular Health
A person who is overweight is at a greater risk of developing heart disease. You can return to near normal or even normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels after you have lost the extra weight through surgery and eating nutritious foods. It helps you improve your cardiovascular health, which reduces the likelihood of you developing peripheral artery disease, stroke, or cancer.
Weight Loss Surgical Solutions:
Perth Surgical & Bariatrics focuses on working with you to tailor a plan that fits your specific needs. The following types of bariatric surgery are available:
- Gastric Sleeve
- SIPS Bariatric Surgery
- Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
Undergoing a Bariatric Surgery at Perth Surgical & Bariatrics
When deciding whether bariatric surgery is the best option for your weight loss, a variety of factors need to be considered such as your body mass index, weight, co-morbid conditions, and age. During your consultation, our surgeons will perform a comprehensive exam and recommend the best surgical procedure for you. Get in touch with us for all your concerns.