2. Type II Diabetes (T2DM)
Diabetes type 2 is growing rapidly around the world and bariatrics is an efficient treatment for patient’s partial or complete remission – more effective than conventional diet change and medication. In one study alone, 77% of Type II Diabetes patients were able to stop taking any glucose-control medications and insulin.
Your cholesterol and blood pressure levels can go back to normal improving your overall heart health. A survey showed that nearly 60% of high blood pressure patients could stop taking medication and 80% of them saw improvement in their blood pressure readings. Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and improves cardiovascular health.
4. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) commonly associated with obesity can go away completely after bariatrics. After weight loss surgery the need for a CPAP machine when you sleep is alleviated.
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5. Joint Pain
For those with lower back pain, degenerative disk, or joint disease, losing just 25 pounds can result in relief and greater comfort overall. The bariatric surgery alleviates ongoing pain symptoms in your knees and joints as well as your lower back. You won’t need to take over-the-counter or prescription pain medications to function each day.
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6. Fertility (PCOS)
More than 50% of women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) problems experience enhanced fertility and minimal or no complications during pregnancy. Having a child becomes a reality for patients undergone bariatric surgery.
7. Improved Quality of Life
According to a National Business Coalition on Health study, bariatric surgery has helped patients lose over 50% of their excess weight in just three to six months following their operation leading to an overall better outlook on life.
Overall your quality of life will improve. This is because you will learn how to eat properly and to eat less will not make you feel deprived in any sense. Many clinical studies have shown that bariatric surgery patients felt better following their weight loss surgery and spent more time doing physical activities.
Depression and anxiety instances are lowered, and there is an overall improvement in one’s emotional well-being and social skills. Most people had more energy and thus a better outlook on life. The patients also mentioned that they were more productive and had more self-confidence than before their bariatric surgery.
Weight loss contributes to higher self-esteem, which will help eliminate the need for emotional overeating, which made obese individuals suffer.
8. Extended Life Expectancy
Studies show that the risk of early death for obese people is twice as likely as that of an average weight individual. A clinical study shows that gastric bypass surgery reduces the mortality rate in patients with severe obesity by over 89% in just five years.
9. Lower COVID-19 Risk Factor
Individuals with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) have a lower respiratory system volume. Obesity-related conditions seem to worsen the effect of COVID-19. Bariatric surgery patients have a lower chance of contracting SARS-CoV-2.
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Additional Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
– Other Improved Health Conditions
- Asthma – Individuals impacted by asthma are proven less severe or fewer attacks and sometimes none following bariatric surgery.
- Acid reflux/GERD – Significantly relieved of their symptoms just a few days following weight loss procedures like gastric bypass surgery.
- Stress Urinary Incontinence (UI) – Substantial improvements in UI condition are observed in bariatric patients.
For gallbladder disease patients, surgeons can remove the organ during weight loss surgery to avoid any further pain and the risk of developing gallstones following surgery.
– Saving Money
Ultimately losing weight will help obese individuals save money on prescriptions, doctor visits, other surgeries related to their comorbidities and the overall cost of food will go down too.