For many of our clients, weight loss has been a long-term struggle. They have tried several different diets and oftentimes, these diets may work in the short term, but lose their efficacy after a while making it difficult to maintain weight loss. If you have struggled to lose weight, now may be the time to consider surgical weight loss options.
While weight loss surgery may not be for everyone, it can be an incredibly effective way to help you keep the excess weight off permanently while also making necessary lifestyle changes.
So when should you consider weight loss surgery?
Diets Fust Don’t Seem to Work Long Term
Dieting can be difficult and it’s easy to feel like you have exhausted all of your options. But know this, obesity is a disease and luckily, modern medicine has a treatment: bariatric surgery. By controlling your caloric intake, you will be able to stop the yo-yo dieting while also giving yourself the opportunity to be fully supported with new lifestyle choices.
It Feels Like Your World is Shrinking
If you are no longer able to do the things you love because of your weight, it is time for a change. Due to excess weight, a lot of our everyday activities can become a challenge. Going out to see friends and family, shopping at the mall, traveling on an airplane, or even taking a flight of stairs can all seem physically demanding when we are carrying excess weight. If you feel like your weight is getting between you and your dream life, now is the time to consider weight loss surgery.
Are You Having Health Issues?
There is no doubt about it, excess weight has a major impact on our health. Obesity puts us at a higher risk for cardiovascular events such as strokes, heart attacks, blood clots, hardening of the arteries, and heart disease due to fat deposits building up in the arteries. These internal lipid deposits can also advance the development of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, and even cancer. Not to mention, many people with obesity struggle with sleep due to sleep apnea. While this may sound scary, the good news is that weight loss surgery can help to lower your risk of premature death and help you live the life you want now.
If you have a BMI or body mass index greater than 40, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. BMI is an important indicator that looks at your weight proportionately to your height. Having a BMI over 25 indicates that you are overweight, while a BMI over 30 is considered obese. Many patients who have an obesity-related medical condition can get the green light for surgery with a BMI of 35. The best thing to do if you are considering weight loss surgery is to schedule a consultation to discuss your health and the options available to you.