Bariatric surgery has been around for years. However, there’s still a lot of misconception about it. For one, some people think that weight loss procedures are mainly for women (spoiler alert: it’s far from the truth!). Both men and women can benefit from bariatric surgery.
Obesity in Men
Obesity affects about 75 percent of men aged 40 years or older in the United States.
Having excessive body fat poses real health problems. This includes sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, heart disease, and an increased risk of colon and prostate cancer.
Prostate health is a serious concern among obese men. Research shows that obesity plays a major risk factor in the development of the disease. What’s more concerning is that early prostate cancer cell markers tests are often incorrect in obese men due to their low testosterone level. Hence, it’s usually discovered later or once it’s in the late stage of the disease.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is perhaps one of the best medical interventions. A lot of overweight patients discover that the weight they’ve lost in a year can be easily gained back in a matter of a few months. This happens as the body with longstanding obesity defends itself by drastically dropping the metabolic rate, which can permanently change the contours of the digestive tract.
For obese men and women struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, bariatric surgery can the provide the longterm key to their healthier selves.
Surgically-induced weight loss has undeniable medical benefits such as normalizing blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood lipid levels. It can even cure sleep apnea.
Those who have undergone weight loss surgery are reported to be healthier – physically, mentally, and socially than those who didn’t have the surgery. They’re also less likely to report issues associated with pain, mobility, and feelings of depression and anxiety.
If you’ve tried almost everything, but failed to lose weight, our team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville, TN can help.
Our very first step in helping you is through our FREE information session which you can view online. For registration and information, check out this link https://www.foothillsweightloss.com/get-started/.
Don’t let obesity keep you from living your dream life. We have experts who will guide you in every step of the way.
Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics in Knoxville, Tennessee. Foothills is affiliated with the Fort Sanders Regional Center for Bariatric Surgery, part of Covenant Health Bariatric Services.