Dangers of Obesity: Why Weight-Loss Surgery May Be Right For You

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There is ample data to back up the claim that carrying extra body weight can be unhealthy. And while being overweight can have an impact on overall health, conditions like obesity can lead to severe issues later down the line. If you are obese and considering losing weight, there is no time like the present. Not only can losing significant weight improve your confidence and self-image, but it can also lead to increased energy levels, higher quality sleep, and stronger mental health, among other benefits.  

While there are many benefits to losing weight, it may help to familiarize yourself with the dangers of obesity. Acknowledging the risks associated with obesity may help you become more committed to embarking on a healthier lifestyle. Obesity, if untreated, can cause the following:

Diabetes

Diabetes rates continue to rise in the Rio Grande Valley. As this condition can lead to various health problems, losing weight through diet and exercise can help you maintain proper sugar levels and keep diabetes and pre-diabetes at bay. 

High blood pressure

High blood pressure can put you at risk for serious health issues, such as stroke or heart attack. Dropping weight can help you lower your blood pressure and avoid heart disease. 

Heart disease

Heart disease remains one of the top 2 leading causes of death among adults in the United States. Obesity increases the risk of heart disease and other heart-related conditions that may affect longevity. 

Cancer 

According to research, obesity has been linked to certain types of cancer in adults, such as post-menopausal breast cancer. By losing weight, you can reduce your overall cancer risk and improve your chances of recovery if you do become diagnosed. 

If you are ready to lose weight, Valley Surgical RGV is ready to help. Contact our office to learn more about how we can help you begin a path to a healthier you.

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