Bariatric surgery can be life-changing for those who want to lose weight. But did you know that there are so many more health benefits to it, besides just weight loss? A major benefit is a reduction in the symptoms related to sleep apnea, including obstructive sleep apnea.
Bariatric surgery can help in achieving sustainable weight loss for those who have obesity and have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. There are different bariatric surgeries that are available. Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are the most common procedures.
Bariatric surgery reduces the stomach’s storage capacity, which limits food intake and helps you feel full much sooner than normal. Some bariatric procedures also limit the absorption of calories. Your doctor can help determine if you’re a candidate and, if so, which option will work best for you.
“Health risks may increase with higher body mass index. Having a BMI of 35 or more indicates that you need a weight loss of over 65 pounds to lower your health risk. "Without making changes, you could develop serious health issues because of the excess weight. Almost all people with a BMI of 40 or more are candidates for the surgery”.
“Many people who need a weight loss of 65 pounds or more have tried multiple times and failed, which is why weight loss surgery seems like a viable option for them.
Losing weight and gaining it back does nothing to mitigate the potential health problems associated with obesity. You must maintain the weight loss for a minimum of five years to consider the loss a success and one that can result in a happier and healthier you.
The benefits of bariatric surgery go beyond just weight loss:
Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes
One study reported that bariatric surgery causes long-term remission of type 2 diabetes. The results of this study show that weight loss surgery is highly effective for those who have obesity and type 2 diabetes, allowing almost all patients to remain free of insulin and other related medications.
The risk of sec diseases decreases dramatically after Bariatric surgery procedures
Bariatric surgery helps improve joint health and decreases the pain
Sleep apnea and symptoms related to it improve after weight reduction surgeries
Mental health also improves after weight loss surgeries
And with decreased risks of CVA and other CNS diseases, Bariatric surgery is the reflection of what modern medicine can offer for human life.