It’s true when they say bariatric surgery can be life-changing. People have lost a significant amount of weight because of the procedure. Apart from being the best weapon against obesity, did you know that bariatric surgery offers other essential health benefits besides helping you achieve your weight-loss goals?
At Obesity Control Center®, which is just minutes south of San Diego, we believe that the only proven, sustainable cure for metabolic disease is safe and effective metabolic surgery. With over 50 years of combined experience and over 25,000 successful surgeries, our surgical center is a world leader in innovative weight-loss surgery procedures that will help you get your life back. Below, we explain how bariatric surgery can help you live your best life:
Obesity is one of the critical factors for the development of obstructive sleep apnea. It is a severe sleep disorder that involves periodic collapsing of the throat’s soft tissues during sleep, leading to the temporary cessation of breathing, otherwise known as apnea. Often People who are obese have narrowing of the upper respiratory muscles due to fatty tissue accumulation. Thicker tissue around the throat makes them vulnerable to apnea. When patients experience an apnea episode, their chest muscles and diaphragm work harder to open the airway, this can decrease sleep quality and may reduce oxygen flow to vital organs. Bariatric surgery that promotes weight loss will help reduce fatty deposits in the neck, tongue, and abdominal fat. In effect, lung volume increases, and airway traction improves, preventing airway collapse during sleep. About 80 to 85% of patients experience remission of their sleep apnea one year after surgery.
Obese patients constantly lack energy because of the added pressure excess weight puts on all of their major systems. When you lose weight, your body does not have to work as hard every time that you move. You will also need less energy to move, which means having more energy resources to tap into when required. Achieving a healthier weight will also lead to more stable blood sugar and insulin levels that help your cells produce more energy. And the more energy you have, the more mobile you can be. Mobility improves your quality of life since the ease of motion you feel while exercising can improve your movement during daily tasks. Losing the excess weight and achieving mobility and flexibility make it easier to engage in a wider variety of exercises, helping you not only maintain your ideal body weight but also turn your body into a more powerful machine.
Boost Your Mood
Obese patients generally have poor body image and often become victims of bullying because of their physical appearance. The social stigma also prevents patients, especially the younger ones, from participating in personal and school activities, leading to depression. Social isolation may also contribute to low self-esteem and self-degradation. Losing weight after bariatric surgery can help enhance emotional health in obese patients.
If left untreated, morbid obesity may lead to secondary diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and fatty liver. Studies have done the calculations, which show that metabolic surgery, when performed at an optimal time, can save patients a lot of money and prevent them from suffering long-term complications. Compared with nonconventional treatment, surgery was seen as a cost-saving strategy over a lifetime scenario. As one study concludes, “bariatric surgery, over a lifetime horizon, may lead to significant cost savings to health care systems in addition to the known clinical benefits.”
There are only three proven ways to achieve metabolic wellness: therapeutic carb restriction, intermittent fasting, or metabolic surgery. Several extensive population studies find that those affected by severe obesity who have had bariatric surgery have a lower risk of death than obese individuals who do not have surgery. Many studies in Europe and North America have shown that bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce the chance of dying in the long term. Specifically, weight loss surgery has been shown to lower a person’s risk of death from any cause by over 40%.
Because of health and longevity, patients can benefit from increased social and employment opportunities, increased ability to pursue new hobbies and activities, enhanced ability to interact with others, improved sexual function, and reduced disability, all contributing to a higher quality of life.
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Bariatric surgery, along with the commitment to lifestyle changes, not only provides long-term weight loss but significantly improves health and quality of life for many. At Obesity Control Center®, we treat people of all ages and sizes. With the highest safety standards and the most cutting-edge techniques in weight-loss surgery, our results are unparalleled. Combined with having the lowest complication rate on record with experts in revision surgery and a state-of-the-art facility, choosing OCC to achieve health and wellness has never been so easy of a decision. Contact us to begin your road to health. A coordinator from our surgical center will guide you through all the steps to beat this disease and lead a healthy and happy life.