Consequences of Obesity

Consequences of Obesity

The consequences of obesity are much more complex and hidden than just external appearance. Losing weight isn’t just about looking good and increasing self-esteem. More importantly, it’s about improving overall health. Obesity can increase your risk of other illnesses and diseases. The life expectancy of an obese person is shorter than that of a normal weight person. Obese people have a 50% to 100% greater chance of dying prematurely from complications related to being overweight.

Weight loss surgery patients experience improved quality of life after surgery, and reduced risk of premature death. Recent studies show weight loss surgery:

  • Helps to resolve Diabetes in more than half of cases
  • Helps to resolve Sleep Apnea in more than 75% of cases
  • Helps to resolve polycystic ovarian syndrome in more than half of cases
  • Helps to resolve hypertension in more than half of cases
  • Helps to resolve GERD in more than 3/4 of cases
  • Helps to resolve cholesterol and lipid problems in more than half of cases
  • Helps patients feel better both physically and emotionally

Other Obesity Related Diseases

Obesity can contribute to many other health complications, including cancer, gallbladder disease, gout, fatty liver disease, migraines, stress urinary incontinence and metabolic syndrome, among others.

Weight loss can greatly improve your mobility and make everyday tasks easier to perform. If you have relied on others to help you with daily activities, bariatric surgery can help you regain independence and enhance your confidence and self-esteem.

Weight loss surgery is one way obese people can fight their own medical and personal issues and combat society’s negative attitudes. Surgery can be a win-win situation for many who struggle to be accepted. At West Georgia Surgery, patients readily notice we are here for them and focused on their well-being.