More than half of the world’s population is expected to be obese by 2035 according to a recent report from the World Obesity Federation. Currently, just over 42% of America’s population is considered obese, and the number is increasing. Obesity has become a global epidemic, affecting people of all ages, genders, and nationalities. The premier surgeons at Roller Weight Loss offer industry-leading procedures to help beat these odds.

WHY IS OBESITY INCREASING?

There are myriad factors that cause obesity, but most often obesity can be attributed to a combination of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Diets high in calories, sugar and saturated fat coupled with a sedentary lifestyle are major contributors to obesity. Genetics and health conditions make it difficult for some people to maintain a healthy weight, even with good eating and exercise habits.

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CONSEQUENCES OF OBESITY

Obesity is a significant risk factor for several chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and some cancers. The excess weight can cause insulin resistance and inflammation, leading to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It can also lead to developing high blood pressure and increasing the risk of developing heart disease. Obesity may also lead to respiratory problems, such as sleep apnea and asthma, as well as musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis. Being obese can also affect mental health, causing depression, anxiety, and low self- esteem.

BARIATRIC SURGERY CAN HELP

Bariatric surgery can be an effective option for obese people who have struggled to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise alone.

One of the main ways that bariatric surgery helps obese individuals is by reducing the volume of the stomach. This in turn limits the amount of food that can be consumed. As a result, bariatric surgery can help individuals feel full more quickly and for longer periods of time, leading to weight loss.

Another way that bariatric surgery can help is by altering the production of certain hormones in the body that regulate appetite and metabolism. For example, after gastric bypass surgery, levels of the hormone ghrelin are often reduced, which can lead to a decrease in hunger.

Studies have shown that bariatric surgery is highly effective in helping obese individuals achieve significant and sustained weight loss. In some cases, patients maintain 50% to 70% loss of excess weight 10+ years after bariatric surgery. This weight loss can lead to improvements in a variety of health conditions that are associated with obesity, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint pain

In addition to the physical benefits of weight loss, bariatric surgery can also have a positive impact on an individual's mental health and overall quality of life.

The Roller Weight Loss Difference

Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery is proud to be the most advanced and experienced bariatric surgical group in the region. We have performed individualized weight loss surgeries for patients from 47 out of 50 states, with patients traveling from all over the United States to change their lives for the better.

We look forward to helping you on your weight loss journey!

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