Health Conditions that Can Be Improved with Gastric Sleeve Surgery
By Fernando Garcia on March 15, 2014
There are many compelling reasons to undergo bariatric surgery. Some are aesthetic since reducing excess body weight can improve your appearance, but in general, the health reasons for undergoing bariatric surgery are far more important to consider. The team at our bariatric surgery center is committed to helping patients achieve optimal wellness, which is why we always strive to provide the best possible treatments each time a patient visits us.
Right now, we want to consider various health conditions that bariatric surgery can treat. You may be surprised which ones they are.
Lowering High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Studies have found that patients who undergo bariatric surgery experience a significant reduction in their blood pressure, either alleviating hypertension entirely or significantly reducing the problem. This also means reduced dependance on drugs for hypertension.
Reducing Chances of Heart Disease and Stroke
Since blood pressure is reduced and circulation issues are less likely, the risk of experiencing a heart attack, stroke, or other kinds of blood clots is dramatically lowered.
Avoiding or Remedying Type 2 Diabetes
If patients have not yet developed type 2 diabetes before undergoing bariatric surgery, the reduction in weight allows them to avoid the condition entirely. As for patients with type 2 diabetes, the bariatric surgery will significantly improve their health and can potentially reverse diabetes as well.
Preventing the Development of Certain Cancers
Cancer is common in people who suffer from obesity and morbid obesity. By reducing weight, the likelihood of developing certain kinds of cancers goes down dramatically. The healthy diet adopted following bariatric surgery will also help reduce risk of cancer.
Treating Sleep Apnea
Apart from problems with the air passageways, a common factor that contributes to sleep apnea is obesity. Weight loss surgery will make sleep apnea less likely, allowing patients to get a good night's rest again.
Minimized Risk of Joint Pain Later In Life
People who are obese and morbidly obese place a lot of stress on their knees, hips, and lower back given their body mass. By losing significant amounts of weight, the stress on the joints is lessened, which means fewer problems with joint pain and joint soreness in old age.
A Potential Remedy for Depression
Depression is common with many people that are obese or morbidly obese given various body image issues associated with high body mass. The bariatric surgery will reduce the patient's weight and improve their overall sense of self as well.
Is gastric sleeve surgery right for me?
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the best options for safe surgical weight loss, and it's one that our team believes in wholeheartedly. During your consultation at our practice, we will be sure to address all of these matters in full detail so that you can determine which kind of weight loss surgery procedure would be best for you and your needs.
Learn More About Surgical Weight Loss Treatment
If you would like more information on how obesity and morbid obesity can be treated through safe bariatric surgery procedures such as the gastric sleeve, be sure to contact our Tijuana weight loss surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your health and wellness goals in the process.