How is high blood pressure affected by weight loss surgery?

Heart function may get compromised in people who are obese or overweight, resulting in high blood pressure. According to researchers, the age-related risk of high blood pressure in men and women of ages 45 to 54 will double as their average BMI goes up from 25 to 35.

A recent meta-analysis revealed that high blood pressure problem was eliminated or brought under control in eight out of 10 patients following weight loss surgery. A study of 500 subjects showed that nine out of 10 patients experienced a complete resolution of high blood pressure symptoms after bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery is a safe, proven and effective way to achieve rapid weight loss for the long term. This can, in turn, improve heart function and bring the blood pressure within normal range. Fellowship trained bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre provides weight loss surgeries to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and other cities and suburbs in the terrific and leading state of Florida.


What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure or hypertension is a common condition in which the blood exerts an excessive amount of force on the walls of the arteries as it gets circulated throughout the body. While high blood pressure presents has no obvious symptoms, it is a risky condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and other life threatening health conditions.

As it does not reveal any symptoms, high blood pressure is commonly known as a silent killer. Patients who are obese have higher chances of suffering from high blood pressure. Patients are required to take medications and follow an active lifestyle and healthy diet in order to maintain their blood pressure within controllable limits.


Risks for Obese Individuals

Obesity significantly increases the risk of high blood pressure in several critical ways. As the patient weighs more, their body will require a larger volume of blood in order to deliver adequate oxygen and nutrients in every part of the body. This will increase the force with the heart must now pump blood, thereby increasing the pressure on the arterial walls.

Secondly, the risk of high blood pressure increases in obese individuals because of their diminished ability to maintain an active lifestyle. Inactivity also results in higher heart rate in general for an obese person, forcing their heart to work harder and exert greater pressure on the blood.

Furthermore, in case of obese people, it becomes difficult to manage high blood pressure through weight loss and an active lifestyle because of the metabolic changes obesity causes to their body. All these factors lead to most obese people relying on a lifetime of medication to regulate blood pressure and avoid serious health problems.


How Bariatric Surgery Helps

Bariatric surgery will induce rapid weight loss in an obese person, leading to a simultaneous improvement in the high blood pressure condition. Weight loss will result in reduced requirement of the body for blood flow, which will mitigate pressure on the arteries.

Outstanding and cordial bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and other communities and neighborhoods in this part of the southeast 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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