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Obesity is associated with a number of related health conditions, known as comorbidities. Losing excess weight can often help improve or resolve conditions such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, PCOS, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, infertility, and even the risk of cancer. 

Health risks associated with excess weight

Health risks associated with excess weight

The following is an excerpt from our ebook, Gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss. Click here to download the complete ebook.

Gastric sleeve surgery does not come without its own set of risks, however, you can lower your risk for complications by adhering to your bariatric surgeon’s instructions closely after surgery. Keep in mind that the benefits associated with gastric sleeve surgery far outweigh the risks associated with staying overweight, which can eventually worsen and develop into more serious health conditions the longer you put off treatment.

From a medical standpoint, your body is considered obese when your body mass index (BMI) reaches 30. Having a BMI over 30 can significantly increase your risk for the following health problems:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • Infertility
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint problems
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Acid reflux
  • Cancer

Gastric sleeve surgery has the ability to help you lose excess weight and reverse many of these health conditions. Most gastric sleeve patients report experiencing positive changes in their health as early as the first few months after having surgery.

To learn more about gastric sleeve surgery, download our free ebook, Gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss.

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Why should you choose gastric sleeve surgery?

Why should you choose gastric sleeve surgery?

The following is an excerpt from our ebook, Gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss. Click here to download the complete ebook.

Gastric sleeve surgery is ideal for individuals who have encountered difficulty keeping weight off with weight loss through diet and exercise. Gastric sleeve surgery can also help individuals reverse one or more comorbidities related to carrying excess weight, such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, joint pain and arthritis, and much more. Plus, bariatric surgery helps many patients boost their self-esteem and self-confidence as they continue to lose excess weight and feel better about themselves in the months and years following surgery.

Compared to other weight-loss surgeries, gastric sleeve surgery is often considered less invasive since the stomach is simply made smaller and there is no need for rerouting of the small intestine. Additionally, gastric sleeve surgery does not require the insertion of foreign devices into the body, such as with the LAP-BAND and REALIZE Band gastric banding procedures.

A study published in a 2013 issue of Annals of Surgery found that patients who undergo gastric sleeve surgery fare better from a safety standpoint in the months and years following surgery. When compared to other types of bariatric surgeries, gastric sleeve surgery shows

improved weight-loss results, improved remission rates of comorbidities, and overall better quality of life for patients. Gastric sleeve surgery is associated with fewer risks than other weight-loss surgeries, and is a widely accepted practice in a bariatric medical setting.

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The relationship between breast cancer and obesity

The relationship between breast cancer and obesity

Seventy percent of all postmenopausal women in the US are overweight due to lack of exercise and poor nutrition, and according to BreastCancer.org, 12 percent of all American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Given these statistics, it’s not surprising that scientists have been able to identify a strong link between obesity and the risk for breast cancer.

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Benefits of bariatric surgery [infographic]

Bariatric surgery, also commonly known as weight-loss surgery, has been proven effective at helping obese individuals lose weight and become healthier while also reversing or improving health problems associated with carrying excess weight. Bariatric surgery can help improve physical health problems such as asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes, and can even help improve depression and overall quality of life in patients. Check out the following infographic to learn more about the many benefits associated with bariatric surgery.

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6 health conditions that might be linked to obesity

6 health conditions that might be linked to obesity

Excess weight can trigger a number of unwanted health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, cancer, and much more. In fact, some health conditions caused by obesity tend to fly under the radar, leaving individuals in the dark as to why and how to treat these health problems.

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