Bariatric Surgery – There’s Still Hope
People with obesity are not only at high risk of having health problems, but also suffer from prejudice and discrimination at work, at school, and every day social situations. If you have tried every variety of diets, exercise and behavior therapy programs on the market without success, there is still hope. If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater, you should talk to your doctor about considering bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgeries and procedures may be the answer you’ve been looking for to reaching your ultimate goal of a healthy, enjoyable life. The procedures have been proven to decrease mortality and severity of medical conditions related to obesity, such as such as diabetes, hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and obstructive sleep apnea. Long-term studies show the procedures cause significant long-term loss of weight, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a reduction in mortality of 23% from 40%. More importantly, however, bariatric surgery may be your best chance to reclaim your life and be the person you’ve always wanted to be with a body you’ve always wanted to have.