Making the Choice For Better Health
Between fifteen and twenty million Americans suffer from morbid obesity, placing their health at serious risk from debilitating diseases. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on your health. This excess can reduce your life expectancy and can increase the amount of health ailments and chronic conditions you will experience.
Obesity not only reduces a life by 13 – 20 years, but those who are obese for long periods of time may be diagnosed with illnesses that require constant management like diabetes or congestive heart failure.
Weight loss surgery is not only a way to drop pounds, it is a way to improve your ability to participate in physical and recreational activities, your social and economic opportunity and your overall sense of well-being.
In addition to the weight that can be lost through bariatric surgery solutions, many health conditions can be improved or reversed.
- Diabetes: Improved in 86 percent of patients, complete remission in 77 percent
- Hypertension (high blood pressure): Improved in 78 percent of patients, cured in 62 percent
- Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and high triglycerides): Improved in more that 70 percent of patients
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Cured in 86 percent of patients
- Cardiovascular Disease: Risk reduced by 82 percent
- Depression: Resolved in over 72 percent of patients
- GERD: Resolved in 77 percent of patients
- Stress Urinary Incontinence: Resolved in 44 to 88 percent of patients
- Venous Stasis Disease: Resolved in 95 percent of patients