It should come as no surprise that obesity has become a national epidemic. Unfortunately, there is no single solution that will work for every person, and the answer may not be as simple as exercising more and eating less. This is why millions of patients have turned to experienced bariatric surgeons in order to take that first step towards a healthier and happier life. Here is a look at some of the biggest benefits of bariatric surgery and how the team here at Smart Dimensions Weight Loss can help you lose weight and keep it off.
Before jumping into the major medical benefits of losing weight, you may be surprised to hear about the side effects of obesity that are lowering your quality of life. Chronic fatigue throughout the day may be about much more than carrying around extra weight. Obesity is a leading factor when it comes to sleep apnea, or a sleeping disorder that affects your quality of sleep due to restricted airways.
A New Outlook on Life
Patients that are obese have no doubt taken a look in the mirror and wondered what life would be like if they could lose weight and keep it off. Those that undergo bariatric surgery carried out by a seasoned surgeon will often notice that their outlook on life changes overnight. As patients become more confident with their body and their energy levels begin to rise, they will become excited about all that life has in store for them.
Avoid Common Medical Problems
Our surgeons’ first and most important goal is to help you lose weight for medical reasons. Currently, around 1 in 3 American adults are considered to be obese, and this will increase their risk of developing a wide range of serious and potentially life-threatening medical problems. Untreated obesity goes hand-in-hand with high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol, heart palpitations, and heart disease.
The cost of managing the side effects of obesity instead of treating obesity itself can be staggering. Over an obese patient’s lifetime, they can expect a huge amount being spent on the treatment of secondary conditions such as type-2 diabetes and circularity issues. As a nation, obesity costs around $192 billion per year or 21 percent of all money spent on healthcare. This includes a reduced life expectancy, lower efficiency at one’s job, days taken off work for health reasons, medication, continuous surgeries, and more.
We invite you to schedule an appointment and let us help you get achieve your goals!