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Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

If you’re seriously overweight, or obese, a reduction in weight that gets you closer to your ideal body weight can have a positive impact on your health. One of the most important benefits of weight loss is that many of your related overweight medical conditions can actually reverse themselves as a result of surgery and weight loss.

Many of the benefits of weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, include a likely improvement or reversal of the following overweight medical conditions:

  • Diabetes 
  • Menstrual problems 
  • Infertility 
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 
  • Various heart diseases 
  • Stroke 
  • Cancer in women:
    • Breast
    • Uterine
    • Ovarian 
  • Cancer in men:
    • Prostate
    • Colon 
  • Sleep apnea 
  • Arthritis 
  • Gallstones 
  • Metabolic syndrome 
  • Depression 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Urinary incontinence 

There's also a lowered risk for:

  • Diabetes
  • High-blood pressure
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Psychologically, you may see an improvement in symptoms of depression, plus a better self-image and renewed self-esteem.

You can also benefit financially from lower food costs, less frequent medical appointments, fewer medication purchases, and reduced insurance rates.

Learn more about the risks of weight loss surgery. 

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