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Posted: June 2, 2017

weight-loss specialist, about surgical weight loss, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve, roux-en-y, gastric lap banding, the Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Center, surgical weight loss programs, weight loss surgeons, bariatric surgeons, minimally invasive weight loss surgeryIf you’re trying to lose weight, consider asking help from a weight-loss specialist. When you need to lose weight, it’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed. Aside from not knowing the best way to approach weight loss, many people worry about “failing.” After various attempts to lose weight, a lot of people regain whatever weight they lost.

If you take into consideration that obesity is a medical condition, it makes a lot of sense to consult a medical, weight-loss specialist. When you need to lose a considerable amount of weight, it’s possible to have health-related conditions related to being overweight. These health problems need to be considered to find the right weight-loss strategy for you.

Another reason to consult a weight-loss specialist depends on how much weight you need to lose. If you need to lose 100 pounds, research shows that only a very small percentage of people in this scenario can lose 10 percent of their weight and keep it off for an entire year.

On the flip side, studies show that people who have surgery to lose weight successfully keep their weight off for the long-term.

One aspect of losing weight that many people find motivating is how it can improve your health. Type 2 diabetes, which affects many people with obesity, often goes into remission immediately after weight-loss surgery.

Aside from Type 2 diabetes, having obesity can put you at risk for many diseases and health conditions, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Certain cancers: endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder and liver
  • Clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders

To qualify for weight-loss surgery, patients need to meet certain health conditions. Most patients need to have a body mass index of 40 or a BMI of 35 with a related health problem such as Type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea.

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