Benefits of Gastric Bypass - Obesity Surgery Guide

Most importantly you will lose a great deal of your excess weight.  And this surgery has been found to be very effective at reducing your risk of obesity-related illnesses such as:

  • Sleep apnoea.  Big reductions in sleep patterns and reduction of daytime tiredness.
  • Type 2 diabetes.  This will be dramatically improved or in some cases will be eased altogether.
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure).  This will drop to a more normal level.  Many people find that they need less medication or in some cases, can stop taking it altogether.
  • Arthritis.  This and joint pain in general is reduced and mobility will be improved.
  • Stress incontinence.  Excess weight can put a great deal of pressure on the bladder.  After this surgery any symptoms of this will have eased or gone altogether.
  • Infertility.  Excess weight can cause hormonal problems but these will be resolved and in 90% of cases fertility is restored.
  • Asthma.  Attacks will become less frequent which means a reduced dependence on medication (inhaler).
  • Mental health.  Confidence and wellbeing will be vastly improved.  Depression and/or anxiety will be reduced or disappear altogether. 

Overall, your physical and mental health will improve which means a better quality of life for you and your family.

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