High Blood Pressure Treatment with Weight Loss Surgery

Obese people are highly likely to have high blood pressure. Patients with this condition should maintain a healthy weight and active lifestyle to keep the blood pressure in check. Metabolic syndrome in obese people may undermine their efforts to lose weight. This is where bariatric surgery can help a patient to achieve healthier weight and improve the condition of high blood pressure.

During the initial consultation for weight loss surgery, the surgeon will explain the relationship between obesity and high blood pressure, and help them make an informed decision. Fellowship trained bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre provides weight loss procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and surrounding communities in The Sunshine State.


Link between Obesity and High Blood Pressure

In simple terms, blood pressure is the force with which the blood pushes against the arterial walls as it is pumped from the heart and circulates around the body to bring oxygen and nutrients to the cells. Blood pressure keeps changing in sync with the change of activity levels through the day. But in some cases, blood pressure can remain permanently high, which is also known as hypertension.

As the blood flows through the body, it stretches the arteries. When it is pumped with greater force, it causes the arteries to stretch more. If the blood pressure remains regularly high, the arteries may become permanently stretched out and damaged. This can increase the risk of vascular rupture, blood clots, vascular scarring, arterial blockage, and tissue and organ damage.

These potential risks make high blood pressure a serious condition. Obesity can significantly increase the chances of high blood pressure in various ways. Firstly, as the patient weighs more, the body needs more blood to circulate adequate oxygen and nutrients. This increases the pressure on the heart to pump more blood.

Secondly, obese people who cannot maintain a very active lifestyle are at a higher risk of high blood pressure because they will have higher heart rates in most cases. As a result, their heart is forced to work harder and exert more pressure on the blood. Many of the obese people find it difficult to lose weight to have a more active lifestyle in order to bring their high blood pressure under control.

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Weight Loss Surgery as a Solution

Bariatric surgery can break the vicious cycle of obesity because it will promote rapid and significant long term weight loss. Most patients will experience that once their body weight returns to more moderate levels, there is a parallel reduction in several other health problems, including high blood pressure.

As the patient loses weight following bariatric surgery, the volume of blood required in the body will reduce, which will in turn reduce pressure on the walls of the arteries. Furthermore, weight loss will enable the person to increase their activity levels, which will help make the heart perform more efficiently, thereby further improving the blood pressure.

Now they can enjoy their life more, perhaps join a softball team, take a self-defense course, walk their dog more, play with their kids more, ride a bike to work, and the list just goes on and on.

Terrific and purposeful bariatric surgeon Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and other cities and communities across the landscape for weight loss procedures.

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 321-499-6505 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.

Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

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