What are some cardiovascular benefits of bariatric surgery?
Obesity is a problem which can lead to another number of health related issues, which have the most long lasting effects on one’s health. “Morbid Obesity” is another term which is used for the type of obesity which trammel’s a person to most horrible of the diseases known. Now, what is morbid obesity? It is a disease which can hinder physical or body functions, for example walking and breathing. Morbid obesity results in diseases like “diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallstones, osteoarthritis, heart disease, and cancer.” What is Morbid Obesity? (n.d.)
There are chances for the people who know that their weight is becoming a problem so they take steps and start reducing through relevant exercises and diet plans but then there are people for whom these options are far gone. People with morbid obesity have to take much bolder steps because they yearn to live a normal life. Options for such people are far lesser, they mainly include surgeries like gastric band surgery which “limits the amount of food that your stomach can sustain (Gastric banding, n.d.”), sleeve gastrectomy, which helps you in eating less as it restricts a large appetite (sleeve gastrectomy, n.d) etc. On the other hand unconventional remedies people opt for are far more dangerous in perspective to one’s health, since they might apparently damage your internal organs and may have effects which might damage your health further.
There are many cardiovascular benefits of bariatric surgery and help resolve “major comorbidities like type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, nephropathy, left ventricular hypertrophy and obstructive sleep apnea in the majority of morbidly obese patients. In morbidly obese patients bariatric surgery is safe and appears to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality (Athyros, Tziomalos, Karagiannis, & Mikhailidis, 2011)
Now, other than cardiovascular benefits bariatric weight loss surgery has a lot of other positive aspects pertaining to psychological health, which helps you further in becoming more confident and lessens the risks of anxiety, sleep deprivation etc. Then there are social benefits which furthers you in becoming more and more interactive with people, now that you have lost all that weight you once had, which hindered your performance overall. Still, all of this requires a thorough research in Pakistan specifically because people have many misconceptions about bariatric surgery and prefer unhealthy ways of reducing weight, they go to people with no knowledge at all and rely on any information they see on their social media accounts, which is becoming a bigger problem day after day, for example there is no difference between stomach band surgery and gastric band surgery, both these names are used simultaneously at times but there is observed a huge difference in perception of people about it. Next time, whenever you go for researching about bariatric surgery in Lahore or any information pertaining to weight loss consult a professional before taking any decision about your health, because you have one life, so don’t experiment with it.