Why Weight Loss Surgery?

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), being more than 20 percent over your ideal body weight is a serious health risk. Called obesity, such a condition can lead to a wide range of health problems, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Gallstones
  • NASH (Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Infertility
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Obstetric Complications
  • DVT & Pulmonary Embolism
  • Depression
  • Increased Risk of Cancer
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Skin Irritation
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Immobility
  • Urinary Incontinence

 

Conversely, people who are more than 100 pounds overweight are generally considered to be morbidly obese. Obesity-related medical conditions are linked to more than 300,000 deaths each year, only after smoking-related deaths.

Only 10% of people participating in non-surgical weight loss programs are still involved after one year. And, consider that after 5 years in a weight loss program, the average participant had less than 1% of excess body weight lost. Participants utilizing medications only had a 10% loss of excess weight. However, patients who underwent Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass or Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding have up to 100% excess weight loss.

Surgery is the only consistent way to lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off!


Please contact us call us at 859.543.1577 to learn more about how Bluegrass Bariatrics can help you and/or your loved ones today.

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