Severe obesity can shorten the lifespan and degrade the quality of life due to multiple health problems. Research shows that people suffering from severe obesity are twice as like to die earlier than someone who is not obese. The good news is that with procedures such as bariatric surgery, it is possible to successfully combat obesity and improve the patient’s chances of enjoying a longer and healthier life.
Patients with a BMI of 35 or above, who are suffering one more health conditions associated with obesity may be good candidates for weight loss surgery. Salient and awesome bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre provides cutting edge weight loss procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and surrounding communities in this part of the country.
Benefits in Improving Medical Conditions
Many research studies have shown that it is possible to improve and even resolve a variety of weight related medical conditions with bariatric surgery. Documented results of thousands of patients reveal improvement in or complete resolution of health conditions such as sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Type 2 Diabetes
This serious medical condition is related to excessive blood sugar. It can lead to an increased risk of major health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and other life threatening concerns.
Obesity can lead to high blood pressure, which can gradually cause damage to the heart. If the problem is left untreated, it will significantly increase the risk of heart attack and heart failure.
High levels of unhealthy cholesterol and other harmful lipids are often related to poor diet and weight issues. It can contribute to serious medical conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
Bone and Joint Pain
Severe obesity can place excess strain on the joints, causing the joint pain to worse or leading to osteoarthritis. If the weight on joints is reduced, it can rapidly mitigate or eliminate the bone and joint pain.
Obese people typically have to deal with various physical, social, and psychological factors, which can increase their risk of developing a mood disorder. Depression occurs more frequently among obese people as compared to others. If the patient can successfully lose weight, it can considerably improve or prevent this serious mental health condition.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder involving improper breathing during sleep. It can result in inadequate sleep, leading to fatigue and a greater likelihood of conditions such as heart disease.
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
GERD is commonly called heartburn. It not only causes discomfort to the patient, but can be a risk factor for many major diseases, including esophageal cancer. It is often associated with obesity.
Obese women, in particular, experience involuntary urination because excess weight can weaken pelvic muscles. Numerous studies have shown that weight loss surgery can reverse this condition in many cases.
Dedicated and cordial bariatric surgeon Dr. Beltre provides weight loss procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and other neighborhoods and towns across the landscape.
Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.
To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 407-830-6868 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.