Health Benefits - How Weight Loss Surgery Improves Health
Reduce diabetes, hypertension,
is Bariatric Surgery | Types
| How Effective
| After Weight Loss Surgery
| Laparoscopic Surgery
| Gastric Banding | Stomach
Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
The health consequences of gastric procedures to reduce obesity are tangible but not universal. A lack of unambiguous clinical evidence means that we are dependent on individual health studies and trials to determine the health benefits of both restrictive and malabsorptive operations. That said, where a significant reduction in obesity occurs, the health benefits are dramatic.
Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is cured in 80 percent of diabetic patients after weight loss.
Abnormal Glucose Tolerance
According to the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), hyperglycemia and associated conditions like hyperinsulimia and insulin resistance are even more likely to benefit from gastric bypass.
Heart-Related Health Factors
High blood pressure (hypertension) is cured in about 50 percent of patients who successfully undergo weight loss surgery. Cholesterol levels and other heart risk factors also typically improve.
Is cured in about 75 percent of patients after surgery.
Shortness of Breath (Hypoventilation)
Is significantly improved in 75-80 percent of patients after gastric surgery.
According to the ISFO, successful bariatric surgery reduces the number and severity of asthma attacks, especially if the asthma is associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Other Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
Lower Back Pain and Arthritis is typically relieved after surgery, as is heartburn, urinary incontinence, and venous problems of the leg.
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