Here are the main risks to your health that come with having a BMI which is categorised as obese or morbidly obese:
For patients battling with type 2 diabetes, losing weight can often be an effective part of managing the disease.
If you have found it difficult to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise, weight loss surgery could be an effective solution – and studies have shown positive results from bariatric surgery patients. A recent study of 15,650 obese patients found half of those who were taking diabetes medication and underwent this type of surgery were no longer taking their medication six years later. But for those who didn’t have weight loss surgery, only 9% had stopped needing their diabetes medication six years later.
In another study of type 2 diabetes patients, 62% showed no signs of diabetes six years after bariatric surgery. In addition to this, their blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels had all improved too.
Another health risk when being obese is coronary heart disease which can also result in conditions such as angina, heart attacks and even heart failure, in fact- it remains the number one cause of deaths in the UK.
Having a high BMI puts you at a considerable risk of developing coronary heart disease and can significantly affect your long-term health. Obesity is often linked to high blood pressure and raised cholesterol levels which are both considered high-risk factors for developing coronary heart disease.
Being obese results in inflammation, a primary risk factor of strokes, which is caused by excess fatty tissue which can lead to difficulty in blood flow and an increased risk of blockage, both of which can cause strokes. It is also a well-known fact that obesity causes increased blood pressure which is a secondary risk factor for strokes.
You may have seen the controversial cancer and obesity advertising on the radio or in your local town centre which outlines obesity as the UK’s biggest preventable cause of cancer in adulthood after smoking. Cancer Research UK explains the link between cancer and obesity as due to ‘extra fat in the body doesn’t just sit there, its active, sending out signals to the rest of your body. These signals can tell cells in our body to divide more often, which can lead to cancer.’
If you are obese and have tried diet after diet but aren’t achieving results then it might be time to take positive action and consider weight loss surgery as an option to improve your health and lower your risk factors.
Make today count and take the first step by getting in touch for your free consultation with our team of weight loss surgery experts.
 More evidence weight loss surgery can improve diabetes symptoms, Reuters, 2 March 2018
 How Weight Loss Surgery Helps Type 2 Diabetes, WebMD, 26 February 2017