COMORBIDITIES

A “comorbidity” is a related health issue that is the result of, or strongly related to, a primary disease. Excess weight can go hand-in-hand with a number of other conditions, some of which include:

  • Arthritis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Venous Stasis Disease (Collection of Blood in the Lower Limbs)
  • Soft Tissue Infections

Did You Know?

Data shows that gastric sleeve, mini gastric bypass or Lap-Band surgery can reduce excess body weight and in turn, improve the health and well-being of individuals, often lessening or eliminating comorbidities. For example, individuals living with Type 2 diabetes who undergo a surgical weight loss procedure can experience a reduced need for medication and/or the possible remission of the condition.

If you are currently living with excess body weight which is impacting your health, it might be worthwhile to speak to your Primary Care physician about surgical interventions.

Call SmartShape today to learn more about how weight loss surgery might be right for you. You can reach us at (888) 278-7952, or on our website here.

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