A recent article published in the Tech Times has revealed the results of research conducted on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.
While weight loss was obviously one of the results the other health benefits of bariatric surgery were also revealed. So what are these other health benefits?
Relief from bone and joint problems
Those who are overweight or obese tend to suffer more from bone and joint problems such as arthritis as the excess weight puts extra strain onto their joints.
The weight loss achieved by bariatric surgery will first relieve this added pressure, plus will enable the patient to become more mobile, which will help with their overall health and their quality of life.
Added control of diabetes
Many overweight and obese people will develop type 2 diabetes, which can be a potentially life-threatening condition.
However, research has shown that losing a significant amount of weight with bariatric surgery could help you take control of diabetes.
This is because you will experience less insulin resistance.
Improved heart health
Your heart health is linked with your weight, with high cholesterol and hypertension issues that are common among those who are overweight.
Luckily by losing weight through bariatric surgery you can reduce the risk of encountering these problems, which will lead to improved heart health and longer life expectancy.
You don’t need bariatric surgery to see the same health benefits
While bariatric surgery has its benefits, it is not without risk. As with any surgery there is a risk of infection, plus the expense is not something that many people can warrant, or even afford in some cases.
It matters not though, as you can still experience these same health benefits by losing weight using diet and exercise.
It maybe a more difficult approach, but the health rewards are surely worth the time and effort.
Remember, there are numerous health conditions associated with being overweight or obese. For your own quality of life I would recommend doing something about it before it is too late.