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Benefits Of Weight Loss

In addition to helping you feel and look better, reaching a healthier body weight is good for your overall well being.

Risks of Obesity

Being overweight can lead to loss of self- esteem, self-confidence and even depression. Additionally, if you are overweight or obese, you have a greater risk of developing many diseases that affect your quality of life.

Research has shown that as your weight increases to levels referred to as "overweight" and "obese," your risk for the following conditions also increases:

  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, prostate, kidneys and colon).
  • Coronary heart disease.
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides).
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease occurs when stomach acid or stomach contents, flow back into the food pipe and irritate the lining of the esophagus.).
  • Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility).
  • Hernia (when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in surrounding muscle or connective tissue, like the abdominal wall).
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • Liver and gallbladder disease.
  • Lumbar disk disease.
  • Neurological conditions (stroke).
  • Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint).
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems.

How to Achieve Weight Loss Through Bariatric Surgery

No matter what your weight loss goal, any weight loss is likely to produce health benefits. Such as significant and lasting weight loss improves or resolves related conditions, longer life and a happier healthier you.

Research shows even a 5 to 10 percent reduction in your body weight, can facilitate improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.

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