Good And Bad Things About Weight Reduction Surgery

Weight Reduction

Perhaps you have been battling obesity most of your life. This is the biggest and most important struggle that millions of people face today. If you want to extend your life and greatly increase its quality, losing some of those extra pounds can be the best thing you can do. Yet, it can be almost impossible and that is why many people are turning to weight reduction surgery. Here are some of the good and bad things you can expect.

Good Things from Weight Loss Surgery – Most people that have a gastric bypass or lap band procedure lose a significant amount of pounds. In fact, it is about the best way to insure that you enjoy long term success. You will not be able to overeat and this is an effective method for exercising portion control and curbing out of control eating.

Lower Diabetes Risk – Lose about ten percent of your overall weight and you will lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by a lot. As more people become obese more are becoming diabetics and being overweight has a lot to do with it. As you weigh less your body becomes less insulin resistant (in many cases) and insulin resistance is the main cause for diabetes later in life.

Hypertension – The more pounds you pile on the greater load you place on your heart. When the heart must push blood through an obese body it has to work very hard. Losing body fat eases the load on the heart and it does not have to pump as hard, lowering blood pressure. Lower blood pressure means you have less risk of heart related illnesses.

Self Confidence – If you want to feel much better about the person in the mirror, lose some of those unwanted pounds. You may actually begin to like yourself and this is a great way to start your new life. You can buy smaller clothes and enjoy the latest styles and looks. You may make some new friends and acquaintances also.

The Bad – Surgeries are not without risk and especially bariatric procedures. Your risk is determined by your state of health and how much you weigh. Also, any time you are placed under anesthesia you are at risk for problems. Complications may develop after your procedure and sometimes there is no way to be certain of the outcome.

Not a Cure All – If you are thinking of weight reduction surgery as a “quick fix” or cure for obesity, you will be disappointed. One can still circumvent the procedure and gain back a lot of body fat. You will need to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle to enjoy success.

When you have tried it all and you are at your wits end, you may opt for one of the bariatric surgeries that are available. Make sure and discuss the pros and cons with your doctor and be prepared to make some major changes in your life. Weight reduction surgery is an important tool to help you win the battle against obesity, but it must be used properly for long term results.

Good And Bad Things About Weight Reduction Surgery


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