Weight-Loss Surgery Health Benefits
One of the most serious side effects of weighing too much is the risk it can put on your life. If your body mass index is 40 or more, your risk for dying prematurely is 2.5 times greater than someone whose weight lies in the normal range. However, once you lose that weight, the risk for premature death goes down.
Consider this: All surgeries have risks. However, iif you have severe obesity, it is most likely a greater risk to stay at your current weight than to have weight-loss surgery.
Carrying excess weight takes a toll on your health. Obesity can increase your risk for certain cancers and numerous health problems. Once a person starts losing weight after surgery, many of these related health problems resolve or improve.
Weight-loss surgery health benefits:
Weight-loss patients either improve or resolve the following health conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Respiratory problems
- High cholesterol levels
- Cardiac diseases
- Type 2 diabetes
- Urinary incontinence
Unlike other weight loss programs that rely on diet and exercise to lose weight, surgical weight-loss procedures help people keep their weight off. Federal health authorities recommend weight-loss surgery as the only effective approach that provides consistent permanent weight loss for severely overweight individuals.
Studies show that 10 years after bariatric surgery, more than 50 percent of patients still have more than 50 percent of their extra weight off. Surgical-weight loss results outperform other types of weight-loss strategies.
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