The 3 Biggest Benefits To Expect When You Get Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is a way that morbidly obese people can get their lives back on track through fast weight loss and regaining control over their health. Since there are a lot of health issues that come from being overweight it is a literal lifesaver for many people. A smaller stomach will require less food and the weight just peels off over the first year.
There are some requirements placed on you to make sure the weight loss sticks, such as taking bariatric one-a-day multivitamins and getting regular exercise. Once you have your post-surgery routine, you will enjoy a huge host of benefits. In this article, we will go over what those benefits are so you can get your life back on track if you decide to get surgery.
1 – Less risk of diabetes
Morbidly obese people have a very high risk of getting Type-2 diabetes and many already have it. This can put your life at risk and is difficult to manage when weight is a concern. When you lose weight quickly, diabetes will go into remission. When you keep the weight off for the long term, remission will also stick and keep you healthy and free from the risk of a diabetic episode.
If your diabetes was not the result of weight gain then you will still have a better time managing it and making life easier for you. Having the right diet for diabetics is important and it is easier to stick to when you have a healthy body weight and BMI. Many people report that they are able to stop using insulin to manage their diabetes when they have lost weight after the surgery.
2 – Improved cardiac health
Being overweight in general is bad for your heart since it puts a big strain on it to pump blood to every part of the body. When you are morbidly obese it can be downright deadly as the strain on the heart can lead to a heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure is common and can lead to other problems.
When you lose weight and are exercising regularly then you can reset your heart issues and stay healthier as a result. Cholesterol is lowered so your arteries will be less likely to be blocked with plaque.
3 – Less risk of sleep apnea
Obesity can also affect your sleep. Sleep apnea is not just a snoring problem. It means that your breathing is interrupted several times per minute during the night. You are never fully rested as a result and this can lead to serious health problems.
As you lose weight, your risk of sleep apnea lowers. If you are already suffering from it then losing weight will often see it disappear and your sleep patterns go back to normal. Many people report that after they’ve lost the bulk of the weight they are able to slowly wean off of the CPAP machine and sleep normally for the first time in years.
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