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:
- Menstrual problems
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Various heart diseases
- Cancer in women:
- Cancer in men:
- Sleep apnea
- Metabolic syndrome
- High blood pressure
- Urinary incontinence
There's also a lowered risk for:
- 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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