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What Are The Long-Term Effects Of Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgeries encompass all surgical procedures that assist patients in losing weight. It could be through food intake limitation, and/or calorie malabsorption.

There are several medical weight loss programs that can be opted today. Surgery is often only recommended if your BMI is higher than 40, or if you have BMI of 35 with an associated disease. Sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease can all have an effect on your body’s metabolism.

There’s a misconception that surgery only works for a limited time. While it’s true that you’ll need to commit to a healthy lifestyle, weight loss surgery has long-term beneficial effects too.

Exploring long-term results

Weight gain happens over time, so do weight loss. Even after bariatric surgery, it may take some time for you to start losing weight. Committing to a healthy diet and an active lifestyle can help achieve your weight loss goals more quickly.

It has been observed that a patient will maintain an average of 50% of their weight loss five years following the surgery.

It also promotes mental health, making you feel more comfortable within yourself. The weight loss will improve your body’s mobility and lead to better quality of life.

Moreover, it may also help resolve associated conditions or help manage them better. Some 40 conditions that are related to obesity have been noted to improve.

According to the American Society for metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, it can reduce cancer related mortality by 60%, and deaths associated with type II diabetes and coronary artery disease by 92% and 56%, respectively.

Furthermore, the long term benefits of the surgery are not only related to health. In fact, you save economically as well.

Disease management costs are skyrocketing in the U.S. and other countries. On average, you can save 29% of healthcare costs for morbid obesity within five years of the surgery.

Elimination or reduction of disease related conditions also improve your work productivity. You’ll likely see an increase in income or be able to switch to better opportunities.

What you need to do?

Surgery is the first step to a solution. You need to be proactive in finding the right surgical option for your medical condition, and opt for an affordable procedure.

Bariatric surgery in Mexico is an effective way to save costs without compromising on the quality of care you receive. Contact us today so we can help you find an experienced medical team for the procedure.