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Obesity causes total and cardiovascular mortality. The cardiovascular risk factors linked to obesity leads to higher risk of cardiovascular events. With obesity rising at an alarming rate in America, bariatric surgery in San Antonio serves as the powerful tool that provides sustained relief for overweight people.

Along with helping you succeed in reaching your weight loss goals, bariatric surgery also reduces heart failure risk. A study on bariatric weight loss surgery indicates that weight-loss surgery may significantly reduce obese people’s risk of heart failure by 50%. It also reduces heart rhythm problems, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

How Does It Work?

In general, the amount of weight loss is proportional to the improvement in cardiovascular risk factors. After bariatric surgery, there may be a significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The lowered blood pressure and cholesterol levels reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease and contribute to overall well-being. Undergoing a bariatric surgery also reduces the incidence of other heart failure risk factors such as diabetes.

The reports from American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology also states that bariatric surgery may provide significant health benefits to adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher and patients with a BMI of 35 or greater. It also reduces the adverse effects of two other cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

Even though weight loss surgery in San Antonio shows certain short-term risks or side effects, the benefits of this surgery are long-lasting and outweigh the common risk factors of obesity.