It’s inevitable that as the New Year approaches we find ourselves, pen in hand, scribbling our New Year’s resolutions. Most of us tend to write them down, stick to them for a month, and then get busy with life. It happens. However, this year you can make your desires a reality. With advancements in bariatric surgery, Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery may be able to help you check off your goals to lose weight, sleep better, lower (or even eliminate the need for) some of your medications, and feel better for good.
More and more frequently we are presented with studies that suggest bariatric surgery like LAP-BAND, gastric sleeve, or gastric bypass is the best way to combat the growing obesity epidemic. If you’ve struggled with losing weight, a consultation with one of our board certified surgeonscan help you determine if, and which, bariatric surgery may be right for you.
A study done by the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University in Philadelphia found that obese patients who lose 10% of their weight have an increase in improved sleep and a reduction in sleep apnea.
Lower or Eliminate Medications
Furthermore, patients who lose just 10% of their body weight, according to David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center and of the Yale Preventive Medicine Center, show a significant improvement in general health. Some doctors even reported successfully taking patients off blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering medications. Even further, extended health benefits have been attributed to more dramatic weight loss after abariatric surgery like the LAP-BAND procedure.
Aside from the health benefits already discussed, weight loss surgery can increase positive self-image, reduce strain on joints, make exercise easier, and help day-to-day activities go smoothly.
This year, check off a few of your New Year’s resolutions to get your health back. You and your body deserve it! To learn more about how CHRIAS can help you lose weight and feel better, sign up for one of our free seminars or contact us at 302-892-9900.