166840548Today, 29th September is World Heart Day. We know that being overweight can be bad for your health. Here we will give you the basics about heart disease, and what you can do to help.

The Global Weight Problem

400 million adults around the world are obese, with another billion over weight. American adults account for nearly 20% of the world’s obesity, with 78.4 million Americans over the age of 18 considered to be obese (with a BMI of 30 or more).

Weight Gain And Your Heart

Most people know that being overweight can affect the heart, but people aren’t always so sure how being overweight can affect heart health.  Being overweight affects your heart more than just making it work harder. We used to believe that fat was inert, and the only impact on the heart was that the body has more weight to carry around, so makes the heart work harder. Now we know that fat stored within the body, and particularly that stored in the abdomen, can significantly impact the metabolism.

If you have a big belly you are storing fat within your abdomen. This fat is especially bad because it affects your blood pressure, your blood fat (lipid) levels (high cholesterol). This makes a person much more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.

Excess intra-abdominal fat can also affect your ability to efficiently produce and use insulin. Insulin is essential to process glucose (sugar) that we get from food. The inability to use insulin properly can result in elevated blood sugar levels. This makes you much more likely to develop diabetes, which is, in itself, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Weight Loss Surgery And Your Heart

If you are overweight and suffer from, or are at risk of developing, type II diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea or any other obesity related condition, weight loss surgery could be the answer to giving you a head start in losing the weight you need to improve your health.

The benefits of weight loss surgery are numerous. Losing weight will improve your blood circulation, reduce water retention, and cut your risk of developing type II diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers.  Weight loss surgery patients who already suffer from obesity related diseases such as type II diabetes, pre-diabetes and high blood pressure will see a reduction and even complete remission of their condition as a result of the weight loss surgery.

Weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass surgery, gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery is not a quick fix for being overweight. However, obesity is a disease that carries high risks with it. Weight loss surgery can help patients to treat obesity and remove the associated risk factors of the condition, quickly, effectively and safely.

About Weight Loss Mexico

Weight Loss Surgery Mexico is a leading provider of weight loss surgery. With a full range of weight loss surgery options available and the latest technology brought to patients by one of the world’s top bariatric surgeons, Weight Loss Mexico provides weight loss surgery procedures to meet the needs of each individual patient.

To find out more about weight loss surgery, and to discuss which weight loss surgery will be best for you, contact us for a free, no obligation consultation.