How Does Significant Weight Loss Surgery Affect Overall Health?
Many people believe that bariatric surgery is just advised or conducted solely for weight loss purposes, however, it has many overall health benefits that can help to prevent future illnesses.
Weight loss surgery can have a positive effect on the following:
Improved Cardiovascular Health
Weight loss can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, strokes, and peripheral heart disease. This is due to blood pressure and cholesterol levels being reduced putting less pressure on the heart.
Relief of Depression
Before weight loss surgery, many will feel self-conscious about the way they look due to perceived views from society and may not feel they are able to do activities they feel they would enjoy, often leading to a depressive state. By having weight loss surgery, the weight loss they achieve will leave them feeling happier about the way they look and able to participate in activities of their choosing.
Eliminate Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Many people often find that weight loss leads to a more peaceful and comfortable nights sleep. Those who use CPAP machines before bed have reported a reduced need or have stopped using their CPAP machines after weight loss surgery and are sleeping more peacefully as a result.
Having a good night’s sleep can also make it easier to control your appetite. Studies have shown that sleep-deprivation can have many negative affects on the way the human body works – including reduced brain function, a reduced metabolism and changes to the release of hunger hormones.
Relief of Joint Pain
Carrying excess weight puts a lot of stress on weight-bearing joints, such as the knees, often causing chronic pain and can lead to joint damage. By losing the excess weight, this takes the pressure off of the joints, making it easier for them to move and recover, giving the individual their mobility back without pain or with a reduced use of painkillers.
Help with Other Medical Conditions
Significant weight loss surgery can lead to a long-term remission in type two diabetes, as well as improving fertility.
Not only can it do the above, but it can help alleviate the following conditions:
- Metabolic syndrome
- Gallbladder disease
As well as many others.
We not only want to help you achieve your weight loss goals, but to also help to improve your health too, so that you can be the best version of you.
Our patients tell us that weight loss is not the only positive effect they experience after their procedure. The transformation affects so many aspects of their lives and it is what makes our job so fulfilling.
To start your journey to a healthier you, speak to one of our friendly professionals today!
To enquire with Streamline about the weight loss procedures we offer, please fill in our website enquiry form or call 0333 016 3030.