The wide selection of treatments we offer at Hairfree Laser Clinics can help make your life better, no doubt about it. But, evidence is increasingly showing that weight loss surgery, which we offer, can actually save your life.
Surgery Can Be a Life Saver
A new study released at The American Heart Association (AHA) conference in New Orleans claims that weight loss surgeries can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure for people struggling with obesity.
The senior author of the study, Dr. Johan Sundstrom, says, “Our study shows an association between obesity and heart failure, and offers support for efforts to prevent and treat obesity aggressively, including the use of bariatric surgery.”
The study focused on nearly 26,000 obese people who had weight loss surgeries. It compared them to almost 14,000 obese people who tried to lose weight solely through traditional means. According to WebMD, “Four years after the start of treatment, the weight-loss surgery group had lost more weight, had a nearly 50 percent lower risk of heart failure, and had lower rates of heart rhythm problems, diabetes and high blood pressure than the lifestyle-changes group.”
So, dieting and exercise are extremely important steps to take in order to live a healthier life. But if you fall within the obese range, you should take the next step with us to ensure you get there quicker.
Surgery Helps Women Even More
Another recent report brings even more good news for us all: women may get even more benefits from weight loss surgery.
The study, put together by Dr. John Morton, director of bariatric surgery at Stanford Health Care, found that all patients who have weight loss surgeries see a considerable drop on the scale. However, women have a nearly 20 percent reduction in heart disease risk compared to men. The study was based on over 2,000 patients.
Dr. Stacy Brethauer, a bariatric surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, spoke about the report. “This study suggests … that men and women may respond differently to bariatric surgery when it comes to heart health despite comparable weight loss.”
If you’re a man reading this, don’t worry: you still see a considerable amount of reduction of heart disease risk if you get weight loss surgery. Nearly 36 percent, to be exact.
So, it’s pretty clear that weight loss surgery is a smart move, not only for your looks, but for your life. Get in touch with us today, and we can help guide you down the path to a safer and more fulfilling future.