An Inspirational Ripple Effect – Jentry’s Story


Jentry is an inspiration! Her struggles over the years are some that many can relate to. Since having her weight loss surgery in June 2020, several of her friends, family, and acquaintances have eagerly followed in her path. We are sure that when Jentry took this sole journey by herself, she never thought of the impact that she would have on the lives of so many. She created this ripple effect and now, her loved ones are on their way to a healthier lifestyle, directly because of her.

Here is Jentry’s story:

I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. I have PCOS and can gain weight just by looking at food. I have been a chronic Yo-Yo dieter. I have done everything from HCG, Whole 30, long duration liquid cleanses, to starving myself.

I was a collegiate athlete, and when the strict regimen of exercise was no longer placed upon me, I could not manage my weight any longer. I have had very close friends of mine have weight loss surgery and seeing how their success has turned into long term success, I realized that is what I have been looking for.

So, I decided to schedule my surgery. I chose BeLiteWeight because of their surgical facilities and their American certified doctor. I cannot say enough about this process. Surgery was great. I felt very cared for by my surgeon. The nursing staff is also very kind and attentive.

The recovery was not hard at all. The worst part was just muscle soreness from the scopes and incisions. This is only a tool to help with weight loss, it is not only the answer. This tool has given me the confidence to be able to exercise, eat healthier and with better portion sizes.

I have been forever changed. My confidence has skyrocketed, and my motivation to be healthier has increased leaps and bounds!

I have lost 90 pounds and hope to now build lean muscle.

Thank you BeLiteWeight!

You’re welcome Jentry!

We are so proud of you, Jentry, for your motivation, determination, and for all the hard work you’ve put into yourself. You look GREAT and your confidence radiates through your smile! Thank you for sharing your story and your photos with us! Way to go!

You are definitely an inspiration to us, as well as to anyone reading this. Keep those ripples coming! We greatly appreciate it!

If you would like more information about affordable weight loss surgery, please call us at 1-800-215-6497 or visit www.beliteweight.com.

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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Extending Lives: Weight Loss Surgery



Time Magazine recently circulated a story that makes our team at BeLiteWeight proud. Recent research in Cleveland has shed light on to what BeLiteWeight has been the embodiment of for over 10 years: that weight loss surgery improves and extends lives!

The US team discovered with a study of about 11,000 people that suffer from obesity and related diseases that about 41 percent more people who would have died were still alive after 8 years!

If you are suffering from diabetes the gastric bypass has been shown to be an extremely effective way at putting many of the symptoms in recession. Many other health problems have been shown to be improved as well including hypertension and sleep apnea.

If you are interested in reading more about this we have included a link below. For more information on Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

https://time.com/5664640/weight-loss-surgery-health-benefits/

What You Need to Know About Bariatric Revision Surgery


Bariatric surgery has an incredible success rate—about 80 percent of the 200,000 Americans who have weight loss surgery each year see the results they expected, according to researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine. That's a lot of people whose lives have been changed for the better.

But what about the few who aren't so lucky?

Sometimes, weight-loss surgery doesn't work the first time. Sometimes the patient's body doesn't respond well to the procedure, sometimes the patient isn't ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Sometimes people need bariatric revision surgery.

Bariatric revision surgery corrects complications from an original procedure—and makes it easier for you join the 80 percent of Americans for whom weight loss surgery works.

Here's what you need to know about bariatric revision surgery:

It's not necessarily your fault the first surgery didn't work

Sometimes bariatric surgery just doesn't work. Maybe your body didn't respond to the treatment, maybe you had other medical issues that got in the way of your goals. The bottom line is that sometimes the surgery just doesn't work so another procedure is necessary.

You have several options

Obviously if the first procedure didn't produce the desired results, there is no need to try the same thing again. Luckily your surgeon can offer alternatives treatments, including which could include a lap band to gastric sleeve (revision), lap band to bypass revision or sap band over bypass revision.

The bottom line is that you and your doctors have options.

It's all about you—and your success

No two bariatric revision surgeries are the same. Every person's body is different and reacts differently to weight loss surgery. That's why it's important to connect with a surgeon who is skilled in revision procedures—and to take care of yourself first.

Together, you and your surgeon will take a close look at why the first procedure didn't work well and figure out a strategy for making the second one a success.

It's important to stay positive and forward-looking. Remember, you're only one step away from joining the 80 percent of healthy, happy patients.

7 Shocking Myths About Weight Loss Surgery


Not everything you hear about bariatric surgery–good and bad–is true. Here are seven shocking myths about weight loss surgery.

It's easy

Yes, the actual surgery has become increasingly easy for doctors to perform, but it still takes a lot of hard work and dedication by patients to make it work in the long haul.

You're going to be laid up for a long time

In the past, people who underwent bariatric surgery had an incredibly rough road to recovery. They spent up to a week in the hospital and a month or more convalescing at home. Today, however, many people are out of the hospital in a day or two and fully recovered in a week.

The scar is hideous

Nobody likes scars, and bariatric surgery is infamous for leaving people with large scars across their bellies. But thanks to advances in technology, most people who have weight surgery today only wind up with small incisions and even smaller scars.

You have to tip the scales at 300 or more pounds

People think there's a magic number you have to hit in order to qualify for bariatric surgery. There's not. It's based on your body mass index, your overall health and your ability to commit to making it a success.

You'll never get to eat good food again

Pizza, doughnuts, potato chips and pasta are all good things people who've had bariatric surgery eat–they just eat them in moderation and as part of a smart, balanced diet.

The cravings will drive you nuts

Yes, it's true that many people who undergo weight loss surgery suffer from intense cravings for certain types of food–especially fast food. But the truth is, the cravings eventually go away. It just takes a few months. And remember, just because you've had the procedure doesn't mean you can never eat good (but not necessarily good for you) food again. You just need to be smart about it.

It's guaranteed to work

No surgical procedure is every guaranteed to work. But the good news is that bariatric surgery has a very, very high success rate because the people who undergo weight loss surgery are committed to making it work. Each year, nearly 100,000 people undergo the procedure and the vast majority of them regain control of their weight–because they eat right, exercise and maintain a positive attitude.