Different types of weight loss surgery are intended to modify the stomach and digestive system which determines how much food we eat and how many nutrients we are able to absorb. This leads to progressive weight loss if healthy eating patterns are followed.1
Being obese can increase the possibilities of suffering from diabetes, hypertension, cancer, joint damage, heart and respiratory diseases.2 Based on the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery more than 200.000 Americans have already chosen bariatric surgery as an alternative to regain control over their health.
Among the requirements of insurance companies and healthcare experts, the characteristics that a patient must meet for weight loss surgery are not always clear. For this reason, we compiled the concept of multiple health centers and surgeons regarding eligibility.
You should consider weight loss surgery if:
- Your BMI -body mass index- is 40 or higher
- Your BMI is 35 or more and you suffer from weight-related health problems (type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea)
- You have tried for at least 6 months to lose weight, but diet and exercise are not enough.
- You do not abuse alcohol.
- You do not have untreated depression or another major mental illness.
A consultation with a specialist will be helpful to determine if you are a candidate, as well as learning further requirements and recommendations. However, bear in mind that changing your lifestyle will be crucial to the success of the surgery and your overall health.
If you think weight loss surgery represents the first step towards a happier and healthier life, the cost should not be the reason to hold you back. Global Healthcare 4U offers you a free virtual consultation that can change your life.
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