Weight-loss Surgery Benefits
What are the benefits of weight-loss surgery?
Weight-loss surgery can help you lose weight and improve many health problems related to obesity. These health problems include
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- unhealthy cholesterol levels
- sleep apnea
- urinary incontinence
- knee, hip, or other body pain
For people with severe obesity, weight-loss surgery can extend years of life.7
You may be better able to move around and be physically active after surgery. You might also notice your mood improve and feel like your quality of life is better. As an added benefit, you may be able to take fewer prescription medications as you move into a healthier weight, which can reduce the cost burden.8
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