How Weight Loss Can Affect Your Overall Health

How Weight Loss Can Affect Your Overall Health

At Surgical Weight Loss Centre, our treatment is not just about losing weight, it’s about helping and supporting you in the journey to improve your overall health. This is a full comprehensive treatment that aims to give you the most out of your transformation.

Losing weight has the ability to do more for your body than just fit new clothes or tie your shoes. Ultimately, weight loss can benefit you in ways you might not have even thought of yet.

In no particular order, here are some of the health issues that can be resolved through weight loss:

Improving Fatigue and Sleep Apnoea:

Carrying excess weight can put major pressure on the throat muscles during sleep. Sequentially, the throat muscles become weak and floppy which leads to snoring, interrupted breathing, heavy breathing, and difficult breathing during sleep.

After weight loss, it is possible to get a much better sleep each night which can significantly improve your daily experience and mood.

Acid Reflux Disease:

Similar to sleep issues, too much fat in the abdomen leads to compression of the stomach which raises the internal pressure of the stomach and leads to reflux and heartburn, aka; GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). This causes stomach acids to flow back into the oesophagus which is the tube leading from the throat to the stomach.

Additionally, undergoing a weight loss and lifestyle transformation will significantly decrease the amount of consumption of foods that are higher in fat, which would also decrease heartburn.

Cardiovascular Disease and Blood Pressure:

Losing weight can significantly decrease your risk of stroke due to high blood pressure. As your weight drops, so does your blood pressure. Unfortunately, it works the opposite way as well.

Being severely overweight triggers an inflammatory process which can disrupt your cardiovascular system and can also lead to dysfunctionality and structural changes of the heart, thus leading to cardiovascular disease.

Foot Pain:

Foot pain is based on body weight distribution, and an excess amount of body weight in one place can cause a lot of issues in your feet.

Losing weight can considerably improve chronic heel pain, bunions, tendon inflammation, flat feet, OA of the joints. Losing weight can also just simply reduce pain and pressure on your feet and improve overall mobility.

Diabetes:

Consequently, being obese means that you could have very high blood pressure and high blood sugars which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. The more weight you have, the more resistance within your tissue and muscle cells to the insulin hormones.

Cancer: 

Obesity is one of the highest preventable causes of cancer. In fact, there are several types of cancer that are more likely to develop in people who are overweight.

People who are obese have the risk of irregular blood sugar as well as inflammation, excess insulin production, and excess estrogen levels.

Increased risk of cancer may also be due to the fact that people who are overweight may have different habits/lifestyles than people who are healthy. It is possible that these differences, aside from their body fat, are what lead to cancer risks.

Mental Health:

When you have the right support system and strong ambition for a lifestyle change, losing weight has the ability to affect your mentality as well. Although this is never guaranteed to be fixed with weight loss, it can often be a huge factor. Depression is often associated with obesity and vice versa.

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Losing weight can protect you against so many secondary, but very serious health issues associated with obesity.

If you feel that you are ready to take the first step in your journey working towards improving your weight and your overall health, get in contact with our friendly team today.

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