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Health Benefits

 

It's obvious to many people who have lived with morbid obesity for years that the disease has a severe negative impact on quality of life. Because of morbid obesity, you may choose not to participate in certain activities. You may feel that you have limited career choices.

What you may not know is that morbid obesity has been found to affect the quality of your health and the length of your life.4 

Morbid obesity has been linked to several serious and life-threatening diseases. These co-morbid conditions include type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, acid reflux/GERD, and cancer.  Most of these conditions do not develop for years. So many people living with morbid obesity may have one or more of these health issues without even realizing it.

Bariatric surgery may offer you a whole new outlook on health… 

        One study found that gastric bypass surgery reduced the total number of co-morbid conditions of participating patients by 96%.

        Many surgeons recommended bariatric surgery as a treatment option for type 2 diabetes.   In some cases, resolution of type 2 diabetes occurred within days of the surgery.

        A meta-analysis stated that several studies found that bariatric surgery patients felt better, spent more time doing recreational and physical activities, benefited from enhanced productivity and economic opportunities, and had more self-confidence than they did prior to surgery.

 

Type 2 Diabetes 

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Type 2 Diabetes Resolved

 

83.8%4 

47.8%4

 

Long-term Complications

Type 2 diabetes can be a lifelong condition. Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly widespread health issue in the U.S. and has serious long-term consequences. You may want to compare bariatric surgery's high resolution rates for type 2 diabetes to the long-term effects of the condition.

People with type 2 diabetes are at risk for developing:

        Heart disease or suffer strokes due to poor circulation

        Kidney disease and eventually kidney failure, which requires either a kidney transplant or dialysis

        Nerve damage which can lead to digestive problems, bladder problems, sexual dysfunction, and numbness and tingling

        Foot problems including blisters, ulcers, and poor circulation, which can lead to amputation

        Eye complications such as glaucoma, cataracts, and nerve damage, which can lead to blindness

 

Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

High Blood Pressure Resolved

75.4%4

38.4%4

 

Long-term Complications of Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Heart disease and high blood pressure are related health conditions. High blood pressure indicates that your heart is straining to pump blood throughout your circulatory system and can lead to health disorders such as heart disease.

Heart disease is an umbrella term for several diseases that affect the heart and the circulatory system. Heart disease can be quite serious and fatal. You may want to compare bariatric surgery's high resolution rates for heart disease to the long-term effects of these conditions.

 

People living with morbid obesity are at risk for developing heart disease and high blood pressure, including conditions such as:

        Coronary artery disease which occurs when the coronary arteries become hardened and narrowed by fatty material; there are rarely any signs or symptoms, so many people with this disease have lived with it for years before the first onset of symptoms, such as a "sudden" heart attack

        Heart attack which occurs when the heart's blood supply is interrupted and can damage or completely stop the heart

        Angina which occurs when the heart does not get enough blood and feels like pressure or squeezing in the chest, shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back

        Arrhythmias which are irregular heartbeats, depending on the type, arrhythmias can lead to death

        Heart disease including bleeding along artery walls, hardening of the arteries, and heart attack

        Stroke which is an interruption or blockage of blood to the brain

        Kidney damage and kidney failure due to damaged blood vessels and which can require a kidney transplant or dialysis

        Vision loss due to blocked blood vessels to the eye

 

High Cholesterol

 

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

High Cholesterol Improved

95%4

78.3%4

 

Long-term Complications 

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in all parts of the body. High cholesterol can be harmful and is associated with serious health conditions. You may want to compare bariatric surgery's high improvement rates for this condition to the long-term effects of high cholesterol.

People with high cholesterol are at risk for developing:

        Heart disease including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which is a principle cause of coronary heart disease, and heart attack

        Stroke which is an interruption or blockage of blood to the brain

 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Resolved

86.6%4

94.6%4

 

Long-term Complications

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder with symptoms of loud snoring and long pauses in breathing. Often the person with obstructive sleep apnea is unaware of their condition until they're told by a family member or friend. Obstructive sleep apnea is linked to several serious conditions and experiences. You may want to compare bariatric surgery's high resolution rates for this condition to the long-term effects of obstructive sleep apnea.

People with obstructive sleep apnea are at risk for:

        Heart disease due to low oxygen levels in blood

        High blood pressure due to low oxygen levels in blood

        Heart attack which occurs because of low oxygen levels in blood

&, ndash;        Daytime drowsiness which can lower job performance or lead to accidents such as serious car crashes

 

Acid Reflux/GERD

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Acid Reflux/GERD Resolved

98%5

32.3%13

 

Long-term Complications

Acid reflux, also known as GERD, occurs when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus is not working. Stomach acid splashes up into the esophagus, which can damage it and lead to painful conditions and cancer. You may want to compare bariatric surgery's high resolution rates for acid reflux to the long-term effects of this condition.

People with acid reflux are at risk for developing:

        Esophagitis, inflammation of the esophagus, which can cause difficulty swallowing, ulcers, and scarring

        Barrett's esophagus which occurs because the lining of the esophagus is damaged by stomach acid and can lead to esophageal cancer

        Esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma) is associated with a low survival rate: only 12% of esophageal cancer patients survive for more than five years8

 


Morbid Obesity and Cancer Risks

Several studies have been conducted to examine the link between morbid obesity and cancer.

In 2001, experts at the National Cancer InstituteÒ concluded that several cancers are associated with obesity:14

        Colon cancer

        Breast cancer (postmenopausal)

        Endometrial cancer (lining of the uterus)

        Kidney cancer

        Esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma)

 

In 2003, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated that obesity could account for:15

        14% of all deaths from cancer in men

        20% of all deaths from cancer in women

 

A Proven Treatment Option

Several clinical studies of bariatric surgery show that surgery improved life expectancy in patients by at least 29 to 89 percent.

 

Depression

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Depression Improved

 

47%2

No data available

 

Symptoms and Signs

Clinical depression is a mood disorder during which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday living for extended periods of time. This is very different from having a bad day, feeling unhappy, or just "down in the dumps." You may want to consider bariatric surgery's improvement rates for this condition.

People with depression may experience:

        Lower quality of life

        Sadness

        Lack of interest in, and withdrawal from, usual activities

        Feelings of hopelessness

        Lack of energy

        Difficulty concentrating

        Difficulty making decisions

        Insomnia or excessive sleep

        Stomach aches and digestive problems

        Sexual dysfunction

        Thoughts of death, suicide, or self-mutilation

 

Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain Resolved

41%2

No data available

 

Long-term Complications

Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease. It results in the breakdown of the cartilage in the joints. Without cartilage, the bones rub against each other, and the joints become stiff and painful. You may want to consider bariatric surgery's resolution rates for osteoarthritis and the long-term effects of the condition.

People with osteoarthritis are at risk for developing:

        Muscular atrophy due to the reduced range of movement caused by pain and stiffness in the joints

        Loss of mobility because osteoarthritis commonly occurs in the hips, knees, and spine, making it harder and more painful to walk and move around

        Joint swelling caused by the friction of bones rubbing against each other

 


Stress Urinary Incontinence

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Stress Urinary Incontinence Resolved

44%2

No data available

 

Symptoms and Signs

Stress urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing health issue that can disrupt social activities and careers. It is an involuntary loss of urine that may occur during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, and exercise. You may want to consider bariatric surgery's resolution rates for this condition.

 

Female Reproductive Health

You may want to consider bariatric surgery's resolution rates for these conditions and the long-term effects of reproductive health.

In a study of 28 patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome who had gastric bypass surgery, the following results were reported.

 

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Menstrual Dysfunction Due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Resolved

100%19,20

 

No data available

Excess Hair Due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Resolved

79%19,20 

No data available

Restores ovulation and fertility

Yes19

5 of 5 patients (100%)

No data available

 

Women living with morbid obesity may experience certain reproductive health issues, such as:

        Menstrual dysfunction due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

        Excess hair (also known as hirsutism) due to PCOS

        Infertility

 

Additional Health Benefits

You may want to compare bariatric surgery's resolution rates for these conditions to the long-term effects of these health issues.

Metabolic Syndrome

Also known as syndrome X, metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal obesity. People with metabolic syndrome are at risk for developing:

        Heart disease, including hardening of the arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and stroke

        Diabetes which can lead to kidney failure, amputation of feet, and blindness

 

80% of gastric bypass patients experienced complete resolution of metabolic syndrome after surgery.21

 

Migraines

Migraines are throbbing headaches that can last up to 48 hours and are often accompanied by vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, tiredness, and sensitivity to light and sound. While migraines are not generally considered a significant threat to overall health, they are associated with a lower quality of life. People with migraines are at risk for developing:

        Stroke, an extremely rare complication of severe migraines.

 

57% of gastric bypass patients experienced complete resolution of migraines after surgery.

        Heart attack which occurs when the heart's blood supply is interrupted and can damage or completely stop the heart

        Angina which occurs when the heart does not get enough blood and feels like pressure or squeezing in the chest, shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back

        Arrhythmias which are irregular heartbeats, depending on the type, arrhythmias can lead to death

        Heart disease including bleeding along artery walls, hardening of the arteries, and heart attack

        Stroke which is an interruption or blockage of blood to the brain

        Kidney damage and kidney failure due to damaged blood vessels and which can require a kidney transplant or dialysis

        Vision loss due to blocked blood vessels to the eye

 

High Cholesterol

 

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

High Cholesterol Improved

95%4

78.3%4

 

Long-term Complications

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in all parts of the body. High cholesterol can be harmful and is associated with serious health conditions. You may want to compare bariatric surgery's high improvement rates for this condition to the long-term effects of high cholesterol.

People with high cholesterol are at risk for developing:

        Heart disease including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which is a principle cause of coronary heart disease, and heart attack

        Stroke which is an interruption or blockage of blood to the brain

 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Resolved

86.6%4

94.6%4

 

Long-term Complications

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder with symptoms of loud snoring and long pauses in breathing. Often the person with obstructive sleep apnea is unaware of their condition until they're told by a family member or friend. Obstructive sleep apnea is linked to several serious conditions and experiences. You may want to compare bariatric surgery's high resolution rates for this condition to the long-term effects of obstructive sleep apnea.

People with obstructive sleep apnea are at risk for:

        Heart disease due to low oxygen levels in blood

        High blood pressure due to low oxygen levels in blood

        Heart attack which occurs because of low oxygen levels in blood

        Daytime drowsiness which can lower job performance or lead to accidents such as serious car crashes

 

Acid Reflux/GERD

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Acid Reflux/GERD Resolved

98%5

32.3%13

 

Long-term Complications

Acid reflux, also known as GERD, occurs when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus is not working. Stomach acid splashes up into the esophagus, which can damage it and lead to painful conditions and cancer. You may want to compare bariatric surgery's high resolution rates for acid reflux to the long-term effects of this condition.

People with acid reflux are at risk for developing:

        Esophagitis, inflammation of the esophagus, which can cause difficulty swallowing, ulcers, and scarring

        Barrett's esophagus which occurs because the lining of the esophagus is damaged by stomach acid and can lead to esophageal cancer

        Esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma) is associated with a low survival rate: only 12% of esophageal cancer patients survive for more than five years8

 


Morbid Obesity and Cancer Risks

Several studies have been conducted to examine the link between morbid obesity and cancer.

In 2001, experts at the National Cancer InstituteÒ concluded that several cancers are associated with obesity:14

        Colon cancer

        Breast cancer (postmenopausal)

        Endometrial cancer (lining of the uterus)

        Kidney cancer

        Esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma)

 

In 2003, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated that obesity could account for:15

        14% of all deaths from cancer in men

        20% of all deaths from cancer in women

 

A Proven Treatment Option

Several clinical studies of bariatric surgery show that surgery improved life expectancy in patients by at least 29 to 89 percent.

 

Depression

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Depression Improved

 

47%2

No data available

 

Symptoms and Signs

Clinical depression is a mood disorder during which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday living for extended periods of time. This is very different from having a bad day, feeling unhappy, or just "down in the dumps." You may want to consider bariatric surgery's improvement rates for this condition.

People with depression may experience:

        Lower quality of life

        Sadness

        Lack of interest in, and withdrawal from, usual activities

        Feelings of hopelessness

        Lack of energy

        Difficulty concentrating

        Difficulty making decisions

        Insomnia or excessive sleep

        Stomach aches and digestive problems

        Sexual dysfunction

        Thoughts of death, suicide, or self-mutilation

 

Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain Resolved

41%2

No data available

 

Long-term Complications

Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease. It results in the breakdown of the cartilage in the joints. Without cartilage, the bones rub against each other, and the joints become stiff and painful. You may want to consider bariatric surgery's resolution rates for osteoarthritis and the long-term effects of the condition.

People with osteoarthritis are at risk for developing:

        Muscular atrophy due to the reduced range of movement caused by pain and stiffness in the joints

        Loss of mobility because osteoarthritis commonly occurs in the hips, knees, and spine, making it harder and more painful to walk and move around

        Joint swelling caused by the friction of bones rubbing against each other

 


Stress Urinary Incontinence

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Stress Urinary Incontinence Resolved

44%2

No data available

 

Symptoms and Signs

Stress urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing health issue that can disrupt social activities and careers. It is an involuntary loss of urine that may occur during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, and exercise. You may want to consider bariatric surgery's resolution rates for this condition.

 

Female Reproductive Health

You may want to consider bariatric surgery's resolution rates for these conditions and the long-term effects of reproductive health.

In a study of 28 patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome who had gastric bypass surgery, the following results were reported.

 

 

Gastric Bypass

% of Patients

Gastric Banding

% of Patients

Menstrual Dysfunction Due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Resolved

100%19,20

 

No data available

Excess Hair Due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Resolved

79%19,20

No data available

Restores ovulation and fertility

Yes19

5 of 5 patients (100%)

No data available

 

Women living with morbid obesity may experience certain reproductive health issues, such as:

        Menstrual dysfunction due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

        Excess hair (also known as hirsutism) due to PCOS

        Infertility

 

Additional Health Benefits

You may want to compare bariatric surgery's resolution rates for these conditions to the long-term effects of these health issues.

Metabolic Syndrome

Also known as syndrome X, metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal obesity. People with metabolic syndrome are at risk for developing:

        Heart disease, including hardening of the arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and stroke

        Diabetes which can lead to kidney failure, amputation of feet, and blindness

 

80% of gastric bypass patients experienced complete resolution of metabolic syndrome after surgery.21

 

Migraines

Migraines are throbbing headaches that can last up to 48 hours and are often accompanied by vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, tiredness, and sensitivity to light and sound. While migraines are not generally considered a significant threat to overall health, they are associated with a lower quality of life. People with migraines are at risk for developing:

        Stroke, an extremely rare complication of severe migraines.

 

57% of gastric bypass patients experienced complete resolution of migraines after surgery.

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