After bariatric surgery, your journey to losing weight begins. Once you start losing the pounds, you might start looking a bit like a new person. And while the change to your outside appearance is exciting, the changes that are bound to happen to the organs that keep your body functioning at its peak are even more exciting.
In fact, recent studies show that after weight loss surgery, people are seeing a significant reduction in cardiovascular events, such as dying from heart disease. The study followed two groups of obese patients with type 2 diabetes for several years. One group underwent bariatric surgery and the other group did not.
They found that for the people that had weight loss surgery, only 31% of them had a cardiovascular event. This is compared to 48% of people without surgery who had similar events, including heart attacks, heart stents, heart surgery, strokes, heart failure, or unstable angina.
They also found that surgery patients with diabetes were 41% less likely to die of these causes. Other studies have shown that the risk of death from cancer can decrease by up to 60% and diabetes mortality can decrease by 90%. Those numbers speak to the incredible health benefits that come from bariatric surgery and make it very appealing for individuals looking to change their life for the better.
Long-Term Weight Loss for Better Health
Sustained weight loss through weight loss surgery is lifechanging. Reduced weight means that your heart is not pumping blood to a larger body mass, which will wear out your heart faster and increase your risk of cardiovascular problems. Bariatric surgery is one of the safest operations available today and long-term obesity risks are much higher than having the surgery!
Additionally, patients with obesity who added an improved diet and exercise lost more weight than those who just did the surgery. WeightWise firmly believes all three aspects – the surgery, diet, and exercise – are of equal importance when it comes to decreasing body mass index, losing excess weight, and keeping it off.
If you are concerned about developing diabetes or have already been diagnosed with high blood pressure or other cardiovascular issues, weight loss surgery could be an option to help with this. Contact our experienced medical team at WeightWise to see if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery. Your new life is waiting for you!