It’s easy to fall into the mindset that health issues are normal as adults. However, this simply isn’t true! We have more control over our health than we realise. Many common health issues can be managed with lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, eating better, and getting regular exercise. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to improve your physical and mental health.
We know that losing weight on your own can be overwhelming, especially if you have a lot to lose. Weight loss surgery, such as the gastric sleeve, Lap-Band or gastric band, and mini gastric bypass surgery, can help you lose weight steadily and sustainably. If you have a lot of weight to lose, weight loss surgery may be the right tool for you to take control of your health.
6 Ways Weight Loss Surgery Can Improve Your Health
Better cardiovascular health
There’s a strong link between cardiovascular disease and excess weight. Cardiovascular disease increases your risk of having a stroke or heart attack, which means important to lower your risk to ensure you have a long and healthy life. Losing excess weight with weight loss surgery will decrease your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and can help improve symptoms of cardiovascular disease, such as hypertension.
Improvement of sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a common but less talked about symptom of carrying excess weight. Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that causes your breathing to repeatedly stop and start while sleeping, and it dramatically affect your overall health. One of the easiest ways to manage this sleep disorder (and even send it into remission) is to lose weight.
Remission of type 2 diabetes
Many people who struggle with obesity also suffer from type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and changing your diet. It’s very important to gain control of your type 2 diabetes by improving your lifestyle, as unmanaged diabetes can lead to a host of serious health issues. Many people who undergo weight loss surgery find that their type 2 diabetes goes into remission or the symptoms become less severe.
Improved joint pain
Carrying excess weight is very hard on your joints, which can contribute to joint pain and serious degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis. To protect your joints, it’s important to maintain a health weight, exercise regularly, and maintain muscle mass. Tackling obesity with weight loss surgery, coupled with adopted a more active lifestyle, will help keep your joints healthy and pain-free.
Better mental health
Obesity can be part of a cycle of poor mental health. Depression, anxiety, or significant stress can lead to emotional eating and a sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to weight gain. Weight gain and poor body image can contribute to depression, which can lead to more emotional eating and unhealthy habits. It’s important not to be hard on yourself if you’re struck in this cycle. It’s very difficult to break the cycle on your own. Weight loss surgery can be a catalyst to help you regain control of your weight and change your habits, which will improve your body image and self-confidence. If you choose SmartShape for your weight loss surgery, our Aftercare Support Program team will be available to support you and help you overcome challenges for 5 years after your surgery. We also recommend seeing a counsellor regularly to help manage depression and learn healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress.
Improved fertility and menstrual issues
Many women want to lose excess weight to improve their fertility or improve issues with their menstrual cycle. Carrying extra weight can cause hormonal issues, which can make childbearing more difficult. Some menstrual cycle issues, such as irregular cycles or PCOS, can be a symptom of obesity. Losing weight with weight loss surgery and adopting healthy lifestyle habits often has a positive effect on fertility and reduced risk of miscarriage, and can improve menstrual cycle issues.
Improve Your Health and Happiness with SmartShape Weight Loss Centre
If you’re struggling with weight-related health conditions that are impacting your quality of life, weight loss surgery at SmartShape Weight Loss Centre may be the right choice for you. SmartShape Weight Loss Centre is located in Ontario, Canada and works with people across Canada to improve their health and lose excess weight. When diet and exercise aren’t enough, weight loss surgery may be the tool you need to finally reach your weight loss goals and take controlof your health.
We are Canada’s leading experts in weight loss surgery to help you achieve your goals and feel confident about the way you look. We offer several weight loss surgery options in Canada, including the gastric sleeve, Lap-Band or gastric band, and mini gastric bypass surgery. SmartShape’s team of expert bariatric surgeons and our clinical Aftercare Support Program team will help you every step of the way throughout your weight loss transformation, so you can achieve long-lasting, sustainable weight loss. Our unique 5-year aftercare program ensures that our patients have the tools they need for success.
SmartShape is the first bariatric surgery centre in Canada accredited by the Bariatric Centre of Excellence. Explore our weight loss surgery procedures and read our patient success stories to discover how weight loss surgery can improve your overall health and happiness. If you’d like to learn more about weight loss surgery, schedule a complimentary virtual consultation with our expert bariatric surgeon to discuss your goals and which weight loss surgery is right for your needs.