Hypertension and Weight Loss Surgery


Hypertension (also known as high blood pressure), though very common, has now become one of the leading health concerns. Elevated blood pressure not only means that the pressure against the blood vessels is raised but it also signals certain cardiovascular and renal impairments, cognitive impairments, and even premature death.

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension in layman’s language means a condition of body when the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels is increased or elevated. This force largely depends on the quantity of blood pumped by the heart into the blood vessels and the resistance of the blood vessels to handle this cardiac output.

Causes of Hypertension

High blood pressure gradually develops over the years. There are multiple factors that may increase the risk of developing hypertension such as lack of exercise, rich diet, alcohol, stress, aging, obesity, genetics, sedentary lifestyle and pregnancy.

Symptoms of Hypertension

Hypertension is usually asymptomatic; however, it still does the damage silently. The only way to identify it is through regular check-ups and screening by your healthcare provider. Symptomatic hypertension has general symptoms like headaches, vertigo, fainting episodes, and buzzing in the ear.

Resolution of Hypertension

The potential resolutions for hypertension include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Salt restriction in diet
  • Moderate alcohol consumption
  • Reduction of weight and weight management
  • Regular physical activity
  • Medication

Resolution of Hypertension through Bariatric Surgery

Hypertension being the most prevalent cause of stroke and kidney failure is almost always accompanied by obesity, diabetes, kidney disease or many other co-existing problems. Obesity is associated with several comorbidities including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, sleep apnea, pulmonary dysfunction, ischemic stroke, knee osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis etc. It is also well documented that hypertension has a direct correlation with obesity, especially abdominal obesity.

One of the long-term resolutions as suggested worldwide is reduction in weight and weight management. It is also evident that the weight loss and weight maintenance as a result of bariatric surgery is unmatched and incomparable to any other form or mode of weight loss, such as diet and exercise alone.

Research shows that patients who underwent weight loss surgery such as, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, or Duodenal Switch reported improvements in hypertension as well as other weight related health conditions.

Data further shows that bariatric surgery is associated with a high rate of Hypertension remission.

If you suffer from Hypertension or other weight related health conditions and would like information on having an affordable weight loss surgery of your own, please call 1-800-215-6497 or visit www.beliteweight.com.

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