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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Can Help Treat High Blood Pressure

By Fernando Garcia on September 23, 2015

Red blood cellsDr. Fernando Garcia is a leader in weight loss surgery, attracting patients from across the border to his state-of-the-art bariatrics practice located in Tijuana. He offers safe and effective bariatric surgery procedures that help patients achieve a more ideal body mass and lead better and healthier lives.

One of the common health problems related to obesity and morbid obesity is high blood pressure. Let's consider this issue in more detail right now.

Hypertension and Obesity: What Is the Link?

Many people who are overweight, obese, or morbidly obese tend to suffer from high blood pressure. The exact source of this hypertension can vary. Secondary hypertension is the kind off blood pressure related to health, lifestyle, and general wellness.

When people are obese or morbidly obese, they tend to have more circulating hormones in their body that are manufactured by the fatty tissue and kidneys. There is also an increased volume of blood necessary to circulate through the body, meaning increased pressure to keep the blood moving.

How effective is weight loss surgery at treating hypertension?

Quite effective.

By achieving a more ideal body mass, people who are obese and morbidly obese can lower their blood pressure and go a long ways toward alleviating hypertension. This is one of the reasons why bariatric surgery procedures such as the gastric sleeve have become so popular at improving total wellness in many patients.

While the benefits of bariatric surgery are many, remember that the surgery alone will not be able to remedy hypertension. Patients need to lead a healthier lifestyle as well to experience the full benefits of the procedure.

Good Diet After Gastric Sleeve Helps Lower High Blood Pressure

Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet is crucial for receiving proper nutrition and for feeling your very best. After your weight loss surgery, it's important that you eat right and eat smart. Find foods that contribute to heart health and total wellness, and avoid junk food and fatty foods that can clog your arteries and lead to heart disease.

Exercise Is Important for Reducing High Blood Pressure

Your diet is just part of a healthy road to wellness. Exercise and physical activity is also very important. Not only will exercise help improve the amount of weight you lose, it will also keep the weight from coming back and improve your cardiovascular health in the process. A combination of cardio and weight training as well as exercises that improve flexibility and core strength are ideal.

Helping Patients Adjust to Their New and Healthier Lifestyle

If you suffer from hypertension or other kinds of serious health problems that are linked to obesity and morbid obesity, we're here to help. As part of the consultation process, we can discuss what to expect on the road ahead, going over your post-bariatric surgery diet as well as helpful exercises to consider that will allow you to enjoy a full, enriching, and much healthier life.

Our goal is to help you thrive.

Learn More About Your Weight Loss Surgery Options

For more information about the many benefits of weight loss surgery and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact our weight loss surgery center today. Dr. Fernando Garcia and the entire team here look forward to your visit and helping you make the best possible choices about your wellness.

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Dr. Garcia is awesome. I chose bariatrics vertical sleeve surgery. I've lost 85 lbs. since January 2017. No complications... I regret not doing this years ago. Debbie M.

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