5 Health Benefits of the LAP-BAND® Weight Loss Program

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Are you interested in the LAP-BAND® Weight Loss Program?

Finding a weight loss solution that isn’t highly invasive and doesn’t require unhealthy techniques like diet pills or irrational diet plans is no easy feat. That’s just one of the many reasons why the LAP-BAND® has helped hundreds of thousands of men and women around the world. It isn’t a drastic or temporary change to help you lose weight, only to gain it back later. The LAP-BAND® is the complete opposite, in fact.

Let’s take a look at how the LAP-BAND® works, and how it can have a positive impact on your health.

What is the LAP-BAND®?

The LAP-BAND® is a gastric band that is placed around your upper stomach during a minimally-invasive, procedure. The band is adjusted to your specific needs and requirements, so you can lose weight gradually and at a pace that is comfortable for you.

The LAP-BAND® helps you achieve healthy, lasting weight loss by limiting the capacity of your stomach, so you can feel full sooner and stay full longer. Since you won’t be able to eat large portions as you once could, it’s imperative that you’re fueling your body with all the right nutrients and vitamins.

That’s where the support from your team at the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre can really come in handy. Your weight loss support team can help you revamp your diet, create an exercise plan, track your goals, and help you overcome obstacles. With help from the LAP-BAND® and your support team, you can lose weight and keep it off for many years to come.

A lifetime of healthy living with the LAP-BAND® can result in a vast array of health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at some of them and see how you might benefit.

1. Type II Diabetes Management

Health Canada has approved the LAP-BAND® Weight Loss Program as a treatment for Type II Diabetes.

80% of patients who have had the LAP-BAND® procedure have experienced improvements or entered into remission for Type II Diabetes.[i] In fact, it has been shown that up to 60% of patients can stop insulin therapy only one-year post-surgery.[ii]

2. Reduced Symptoms of Arthritis

It has been shown that 47% of LAP-BAND® patients have improved their arthritis, while 41% have resolved it completely.

The more weight you lose, the less pressure that will be borne by sore arthritic joints. By losing weight, you can reduce inflammation and improve mobility and flexibility throughout your joints, which can greatly improve the pain associated with arthritis.[iii]

If you suffer from arthritis, you may find it difficult to exercise as a part of your new healthy lifestyle. A comfortable and low-impact workout for your body can be performed in the water. Speak with your doctor about working out in a hot tub, swim spa, or swimming pool for a more comfortable and effective workout.

3. Resolved Heartburn and Acid Reflux

If you have ever suffered from heartburn or acid reflux, then you may understand the desperation to find a solution. Well, we have good news for you. If you’re looking to achieve long-term healthy weight loss, you can improve or resolve your heartburn and/or acid reflux, too!

An astounding 72% of LAP-BAND® patients have resolved their heartburn completely. Most of these patients have even found that once their heartburn subsided, their acid reflux went away as well.

4. Reduced Feelings of Anxiety and Depression

On average, 47% of patients who have lost weight with the LAP-BAND® have improved their depression. Feelings of anxiety and depression are all too common in this day and age. Just about everyone seems to carry an astounding amount of stress on their shoulders. Combined with the number of responsibilities that we have to look after, it’s no wonder why such an overwhelming lifestyle could lead to anxiety and even depression.

Often, those who suffer from anxiety and depression eat food to cope with their sadness and mental health issues. After a while, it becomes a revolving door, as this weight gain can cause those to feel anxious and depressed about how they look, and their health too.[iv]

Taking control of your weight can help you overcome these feelings of anxiety and depression. Eating the right amount of healthy food and exercising regularly on your own can help you to feel so much better. Combined with help from the LAP-BAND® and your physician, there’s no telling how far you’ll go.

5. Long-Term Weight Loss

Long-term weight loss can result in so many health benefits. Of course, we’ve covered some of the main ones, but there are truly so many more. For example, the LAP-BAND® Program has helped:

  • 75% of patients improve sleep apnea
  • 57% of patients resolve headaches
  • 80% of patients resolve high blood pressure
  • 71-94% of patients resolve high cholesterol
  • 90% of patients resolve liver disease
  • 44% of patients resolve urinary incontinence
  • 70% of patients resolve gout

The most astounding health benefit of them all? Bariatric surgery has been shown to decrease the risk of mortality by 89%. By losing weight and keeping it off with a well-rounded healthy lifestyle, you can truly improve the overall quality of your life.

Do you want to improve your health with help from the LAP-BAND®? We highly recommend that you speak with a physician first to insure that you would benefit from this weight loss solution. Especially if you suffer from one or more of these health issues. You can also request a free consultation with our experts at the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre in Ontario. Our team of intelligent and friendly weight loss experts would be happy to help you explore the many benefits of the LAP-BAND® Weight Loss System.

[i] Sjöström L. Review of the key results from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) trial – A prospective controlled intervention study of bariatric surgery. J Intern Med. 2013; 273:219-34. [PubMed]

[ii] Casella G, Abbatini F, Calì B, Capoccia D, Leonetti F, Basso N. Ten-year duration of type 2 diabetes as prognostic factor for remission after sleeve gastrectomy. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2011; 7:697-702paid:22000975

[iii] “Benefits of Weight Loss | Arthritis Foundation®” [Online]. Accessible: http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/arthritis-diet/losing-weight/weight-joint-pain.php. Retrieved: 2017-12-01.

[iv] “Is Depression Wrecking Your Weight? | WebMD” [Online]. Accessible: https://www.webmd.com/depression/features/depression-and-weight-connection#1. Retrieved: 2017-12-01.