Carrying excess weight can lead to and make worse a number of medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, sleep apnoea, asthma, chronic joint pain, PCOS, insulin resistance, fatty liver, infertility, GORD (reflux/heartburn), depression and anxiety, general tiredness and lethargy, lower leg swelling, varicose veins, incontinence, increased risk of cancer such as uterine, breast and bowel cancer and so on.
You might come across the term ‘comorbidity’ when researching bariatric surgery. A comorbidity is a disease that is the result of, or strongly related to, a primary disease. In the case of bariatric surgery, the primary condition is obesity and the comorbidities may be conditions like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, chronic joint pain and many more.
Having bariatric surgery will likely completely resolve or at least greatly reduce the burden of your comorbidities. For example, gastric bypass surgery typically resolves type 2 diabetes in most cases. We understand that every person is different and that bariatric surgery is not one size fits all. This is why we have a multidisciplinary team which works closely together to ensure that you are receiving care for all aspects of your health (not just your weight).
Contact our friendly team to find out more about how bariatric surgery can help with other medical conditions you may have. Our knowledgeable team will make sure all of your questions are answered so you can make an informed decision.