Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
Severe obesity can lead to a shorter life and many potentially life-threatening health problems, often referred to medically as comorbidities. Scientists have shown that those struggling with severe obesity are twice as likely to die an early death as someone who is non-obese. Conversely, with treatments that effectively fight obesity, patients have a greatly increased chance of enjoying good health and a longer life.
If have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or over and you find yourself struggling with one or more obesity-related health conditions, weight loss surgery may be right for you. A list of some of the more common obesity-related health conditions follows. (Your doctor can provide more complete information.)
Studies show that bariatric surgery can successfully improve and resolve many weight-related health conditions. A review of more than 22,000 bariatric surgery patients showed improvement in or complete resolution of conditions, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea.
If you have a BMI of 35 or over and suffer from any of these comorbidities, you may qualify for a bariatric procedure. If your BMI is 40 or over, you also may qualify before these issues develop. To find out more about the very latest in weight loss medicine, please contact Dr. Feiz & Associates at the phone numbers on this page. You can also reach out to us via e-mail through our contact page.