Losing weight can be life changing. Whilst some are able to achieve this independently, many people struggle long-term with losing weight by themselves. At St Anthony’s we are sympathetic that for these people, surgery seems to be the only effective measure for significant and sustainable weight loss.
Apart from personal happiness, one of the key motivations to lose weight is the health benefits associated with weight loss.
The health benefits attached to weight loss are considerable, and at St. Anthony’s we aim not only to help you lose weight, but also to restore your health.
Obesity is an important risk factor for a number of chronic disease that constitute the principal causes of death today, including heart disease, stroke and some cancers. These are known as the “co-morbidities” of obesity.
These serious and life-shortening conditions also include sleep apnoea, Type-2 diabetes, high-blood pressure, joint pain and depression. Obesity is also known to have an effect on fertility in men and women.
Obesity in adulthood can lower life expectancy by an average of seven years.
Weight loss can drastically improve the effect of these co-morbidities. Recent research revealed that there was a 42% reduction of the occurrence of cancer among women after weight loss. Indeed the vast majority of medical problems associated with obesity either dramatically improve or disappear altogether after surgery.
Weight loss surgery is the foundation that supports the lifestyle modifications that can help you to gain control of your overweight rather than having your overweight control your life. Our dedicated and specialised team are here to support you in this, every step of the way.