How is heart disease affected by weight loss surgery?

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Excess body weight keeps the heart from performing its function in a normal way. It can lead to high blood pressure, which may cause a stroke or heart damage over time. Studies have shown that the lifetime risk of hypertension in people between the ages of 45 to 54 will double as their BMI goes up from 25 to 35 on average.

Bariatric surgery will help cut down excess body weight over time, which will take off some burden from the heart. A healthy lifestyle and diet after this surgery can help improve blood pressure levels and cardiovascular health.

Research shows reduction in total cholesterol and LDL levels and increased HDL levels following bariatric surgery, which all help promote heart health.

Friendly, stellar, and board certified surgeon and fellowship trained bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre provides state of the art weight loss surgeries to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and surrounding communities in this area of the country.


Link between Obesity and Heart Disease

A recent research study showed that the symptoms of high blood pressure were resolved or improved in 78 percent of patients after weight loss surgery. Another study of 500 patients showed more than 90 percent resolution in the symptoms of hypertension following bariatric surgery.

Patients suffering from high blood pressure or any other co-morbidity related to excess weight should seem medical advice and determine whether they are good candidates for a weight loss procedure. Individuals who are severely obese are highly likely to have high blood pressure.

Obesity increases the risk of hypertension in various ways. First, as the patient weighs more, their body requires more blood to circulate sufficient oxygen and nutrients. This causes an increase in the force with which the heart must pump and the pressure on the arterial walls. Secondly, obese people are often unable to maintain an active lifestyle, which puts them at a greater risk of high blood pressure.

Individuals who are inactive due to excess body weight have higher heart rates in general, forcing the heart to work harder and exert more force on the blood. For many people struggling with obesity and overweight, it is not easy to lose weight or adopt a more active lifestyle to bring the high blood pressure under control. The metabolic changes obesity causes to the body also make it difficult for them to lose weight.


How Weight Loss Surgery Helps

Bariatric and metabolic surgery can successfully and rapidly shatter the hold of obesity on the health and heart condition of an individual. This surgery will enable them to achieve aggressive and rapid weight loss. Patients also typically experience a concomitant reduction in several other medical problems, including high blood pressure.

As the patient loses weight, the amount of blood your body needs will reduce and the volume of blood will diminish, thereby bringing down the pressure on the arterial walls. Furthermore, the increased activity levels enabled by weight loss surgery will make the heart work more efficiently, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.

Tremendous and sagacious bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and nearby areas across the horizon in the gorgeous and profound state of Florida 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.

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