Excess weight can have an immense impact on your body, and can increase the risks of many major health problems or conditions.
These can include…..
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnoea
- Liver disease
- Depression/psychological wellbeing/quality of life
- Arthritis/mobility/back problems
And many more I'm sure….!!!!!
Losing weight for most band patients has not been for the lack of trying. You will find prior to getting a gastric band most people, if not all would of done several diets along the way and had very successful outcomes more often than not. It's the maintenance of the weight loss that seems to be the problem. The gastric band is a tool to help reduce portions and hunger and this is invaluable to assist with the maintaining of weight loss.
During my 5 years of nursing patients who have had gastric bands, I have come across all of the above problems and conditions and have been pleased to of witnessed the improvement and in some cases completed eradication of the conditions/symptoms during the weight loss journey.
Health benefits start from day one of your weight loss – it really isn't all about getting into that perfect size dress, weight loss has a significant impact on improving your life in many many ways – both physically and emotionally.
So reap the benefits as the lbs come off and embrace life to the max – work with your band to help you maintain this new found health status