Why Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery?
“I don’t like how I look but, really, I feel fine.”
Sound familiar? Don’t be fooled into thinking you aren’t in danger. Carrying around an excess amount of weight can lead to complications that could be just around the corner. You might even be having them now, and not realize it.
If you’re overweight and have struggled to lose weight and keep it off, there are many reasons to consider bariatric weight loss surgery. Perhaps diabetes was just something people in your family learned to accept. Break away from that thinking. Now is the time to fight against common health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and infertility. Now’s the time to gain confidence in yourself and take on new tasks.
Carrying excessive weight can put you at risk for numerous health complications, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Heart problems
- Crippling arthritis
- Sleep apnea
- Chronic Headaches
- Shortening life span up to 14 years
Problems with existing lap band
Through Bariatric Revision Surgery, we are ready to help those having complications with an implanted gastric band. Doctors will meet with you to discuss removal of the weight loss device, and they may potentially suggest another form of bariatric surgery.
Maybe it’s time to stop the cycle of obesity in your family. If your mother or father (maybe both) suffered from obesity, you don’t have to continue to follow in their footsteps. Now’s the time to make a change to improve your health.
Unable to Have Surgery Because of Weight
Carrying an excessive amount of weight can also put you at a higher risk for some common surgical procedures. It may be hard or impossible to give you anesthesia. Doctors may have a hard time finding your veins or knowing how much medication you need. After surgery, your risk for complications can go way up because of your weight. You may have a greater chance of having a heart attack, having wounds heal properly, or developing nerve damage. It’s best to drop the pounds first, upping your chances of a successful operation.
Obese women are nearly half as likely to become pregnant than women of normal weight. And even if you become pregnant, there can be a greater chance of losing the baby. Obese men can also have health problems that interfere with fertility. They may suffer from hormone irregularities that can limit sperm production.
is weight and health affecting your self-image? Don’t let your weight get you down. Losing weight and getting healthier can help you gain confidence and lead to a healthier, more active and fulfilled life.