It’s no secret. Being overweight is bad for your health. It puts you at greater risk for serious issues like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and even some types of cancer. Health risks aside, for some people, being overweight means low self-esteem and an overriding unhappiness that keeps you from being the best you can be.
But, for many of us, losing weight on our own is a losing battle. Sometimes, diets help us shed the pounds, but don’t teach us how to maintain our new weight. We lose and we gain – over and over – which can be frustrating and disheartening.
Organizations like the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association recognize weight loss surgery, also called “bariatric surgery,” as an effective treatment option for obesity and related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Bariatric surgery leads to significant weight loss, which often results in improvements – and sometimes elimination – of conditions like high cholesterol, migraines, reflux disease, sleep apnea, infertility and more. And, if you’re at a healthy weight, you’re at less risk for developing gallbladder disease, liver disease and many types of cancer.
Our experts can help you achieve a healthier and more active lifestyle. Our programs address both the physical and emotional components of weight loss and maintenance. We provide education and support for you, your family and your extended support system. We arm you with as much information as possible to help you on your journey to a healthier life.
Prior to surgery, your surgeon will cover information such as the stages of weight loss, the dietary guidelines you’ll follow at each stage and the lifestyle changes you’ll implement along the way.
As you lose weight, a number of elements are critical for long-term success:
A healthy lifestyle is an investment in lifelong well-being. The benefits grow and empower you over time.
Let our experienced staff answer your questions about bariatric procedures by attending a free informational seminar. Call 406-329-5866 to learn more or to pre-register.