For those suffering from obesity, being overweight is not simply an aesthetic concern. Often, individuals suffering from obesity also have obesity-related health problems, called co-morbidities. Fortunately, undergoing bariatric surgery in Las Vegas with weight loss surgeon Dr.Thomas Umbach can have many positive benefits for patients suffering from obesity.
With successful weight loss following bariatric surgery, patients gain freedom to do many of the activities that they were not able to do before, such as running after their children or hiking up a steep hill to enjoy the view at the top. Also, and very importantly, with successful weight loss, many individuals notice that their co-morbid health problems have been resolved.
Obesity-Related Co-Morbid Health Conditions
Often, individuals who suffer from obesity have one or more of the following health problems as a result of their struggle with weight:
- Type-2 diabetes
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease
- Sleep apnea
- Acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease
- An increased risk of certain types of cancer
- Urinary incontinence
- Menstrual abnormalities
Resolution of Co-Morbidities
That is the bad news. The good news is that successfully losing weight with the help of bariatric surgery can help resolve co-morbid health conditions, as mentioned above. For example, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI, a branch of the National Institutes of Health) reports that, in a recent study, 76.8 percent of individuals involved in the study experienced complete resolution of their type-2 diabetes following successful weight loss with bariatric surgery. Similarly, the NCBI also reports that in a separate study, more than 70 percent of the study participants demonstrated a significant improvement in high cholesterol levels two years after losing excess weight with bariatric surgery.
There is a lot more data available regarding resolution of co-morbid health conditions following weight loss surgery. The bottom line is that losing excess weight through bariatric surgery is helpful on many levels and leads to a better quality of life overall.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Umbach to learn more bariatric surgery, please contact Blossom Bariatrics by calling (702) 463-3300 today.