Take Care of Your Health With Bariatric Surgery
Being obese can take its toll on your health and well-being. If your body mass index (BMI) is higher than 35, you may already be dealing with health issues such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure. Bariatric surgery is the answer for many patients who cannot lose the excess weight with supervised diet programs and traditional means. Weight loss surgery can completely change your life and Dr. Haiavy can recommend a procedure that will help you maintain weight loss results for life.
Do I Need Bariatric Surgery?
If you are experiencing health problems because of the extra weight you are carrying or you are extremely self-conscious about your appearance, bariatric surgery could help you lead a better quality of life. Traditional diets don’t always work and you may have difficulty regulating your appetite. Bariatric surgery helps by changing the size of your stomach so that you have to limit your food intake. As you learn to eat less food in smaller quantities throughout the day, you’ll start to lose weight and can sustain a healthy weight for life.
You might be a candidate for weight loss surgery if:
- Your BMI is higher than 35
- Have obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure
- Have been unable to achieve a healthy body weight
- Are more than 100 pounds over your ideal weight
How Your Life Can Change after Weight Loss Surgery
Many patients who undergo bariatric surgery enjoy a significant improvement in their quality of life and are able to sustain the weight loss for years after their procedure. After losing the extra weight, you will be able to participate in physical activities that you previously couldn’t enjoy. Working out may be a new hobby and you’ll learn how to eat healthy and well-balanced meals. You may feel more confident about your appearance and open to socializing more frequently. If carrying the extra weight prevented you from getting pregnant, you may have a higher fertility rate as you get healthier.
Weight loss surgery can change your life and reduce the risk of many obesity-related health problems such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, and high blood pressure.
Find out more about weight loss surgery procedures by scheduling your bariatric surgery consultation with Dr. Haiavy today!