The Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
Part of the Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Weight loss surgery is not for everyone, but it does offer many benefits. Losing a significant amount of weight — and keeping it off — can impact numerous medical and physical aspects of your life. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the things that improve after weight loss surgery:
All patients see a significant decrease in joint pain. Every pound you lose is like taking 3 pounds off your knees!
Up to 90 percent of patients see a remission of or improvement in their type 2 diabetes.
Up to 80 percent of patients see a remission of or improvement in their high blood pressure.
Up to 70 percent of patients see a remission of or improvement in their sleep apnea.
Some patients see a lessening of their gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms.
Some patients see an improvement in their fertility.
On average, patients experience greater weight loss than with diet, exercise, and medication.