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Lower Your Risk

When you make the decision to undergo bariatric surgery, you’re taking control of your current and future health.

Obesity is closely linked to several potentially life-threatening health conditions. Research has shown that weight-loss can prevent and sometimes reverse many health conditions.

 

Symptom Result of Surgery

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Chronically elevated blood pressure, or hypertension, is more common in people who are obese. Hypertension can lead to the development of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and arterial blockage.

52-92% resolved

Cardiovascular Disease

If you’re obese, you’re six times more likely to develop heart disease.

82% risk reduction

Type II Diabetes

Adult-onset, or Type II, Diabetes is ten times more common in people who are obese.

83% resolved

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when a person stops breathing while asleep and is characterized by loud snoring, periods of not breathing, and "daytime drowsiness.”

74-98% resolved

High Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is often a symptom of obesity and is directly linked to higher risk for heart disease and high blood pressure.

63% resolved

Gastroesophageal Reflux

Obesity can increase pressure in the stomach, resulting in acid reflux or heartburn. In severe cases, the food and acid can reach the windpipe (trachea,) resulting in severe pneumonia or lung injury.

72-98% resolved

Urinary Stress Incontinence

Many obese women experience urinary stress incontinence. When the bladder valve is overcome by the pressure of a heavy belly pressing against the bladder, combined with increased pressure from a cough, sneeze or laugh, it can lead to a frequent “need to go” feeling and even embarrassing accidents.

44-88% resolved

Venous Stasis Disease/Ulcers

As the abdomen grows heavier, the veins in an obese person’s legs lose their ability to return blood to the heart. When these valves fail, the legs become swollen and discolored and may even develop ulcers. Venous disease can be debilitating and rarely improves without weight loss.

95% resolved

Degenerative Arthritis

Obesity accelerates wear and tear of the lower back and weight-bearing joints.

41-76% resolved

The Bottom Line

Getting bariatric surgery is never a guarantee, but thousands of patients have seen dramatically improved health results after their surgery. In one study, 95% of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery patients reported a significantly improved quality of life.

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