Weight loss surgery can be lifechanging for someone who has been struggling with their size. It can help you to take control of your diet and make a change for the better and long term. As wrong as it is, being overweight can impact your daily life, you can experience prejudice and it can affect other people perception of you.
If weight loss surgery is something that you’ve been considering for a while then doing your research and making sure you know what you’re in for is vital. Entering into surgery is not a decision that should be taken lightly, however the benefits can massively change your life afterwards.
What are the benefits?
There are more benefits to the surgery than just weight loss
Improved cardio health – having weight loss surgery decreases a person’s risk of coronary heart disease. Your blood pressure and cholesterol levels can return to normal range post-surgery, reducing the risks of developing heart disease and improving overall health.
Reduction of sleep apnoea – reducing your weight to it being within a healthy range can help to reduce your risks of sleep apnoea, which is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts, this can leave you feeling exhausted even after a good nights sleep. It can be a viscous circle, you’re tired so you don’t want to diet and exercise, which leads to your sleep apnoea getting worse and then you end up more tired.
Pain relief on joints – carrying around too much excess weight can put a lot of stress on your joints which in some cases can cause chronic pain and joint damage. Losing this weight means that you might feel relief from the pain and can generally just boost your mobility and help you to feel better.
Boosts general mood – many overweight people have reported that they are depressed, sometimes because of a poor body image or social stigma they may feel. However once you lose that excess weight, it can help your mood be lifted, and mean that you can participate in activities that you felt like you couldn’t before.
Improve fertility – weight loss surgery can also help to improve your fertility during child bearing years. One particular study reported that the risk of miscarriage can decline after bariatric surgery and can improve menstrual cycles in women who don’t ovulate as often
The best facilities in the UK will also provide you with aftercare and help post surgery to make sure that you get the best results possible to achieve everything you can. It’s vital that you follow instructions from your surgeon and nurses while you’re recovering.