One in three American adults struggle with obesity, and that’s bad news for their hearts.
Obesity increases the risk for heart disease and stroke
Your body is made up of water, fat, protein, carbohydrate and various vitamins and minerals. If you have too much fat — especially around your waist — you're at higher risk for health problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and stroke.
But there is good, scientific evidence that weight loss surgery – and corresponding lifestyle changes – can significantly prolong your life
The American Heart Association recommends surgery for those who are healthy enough for the procedure and have been unsuccessful with lifestyle changes and medication. Risks include infections and blood clots following surgery, and concerns about getting enough vitamins and minerals long-term.
At Mercy Bariatric Centers, our highly-trained teams helps patients understand the risks and rewards of surgery and the long-term lifestyle changes needed to ensure success. Our goal is help each patient make the decision that is right for them. From customized nutrition and exercise programs to help with insurance claims, we provide the caring support necessary to help sick hearts get healthier.