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.

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The Reality of Obesity: Causes

Reality of Obesity | BeLiteWeight | Weight Loss Services The best way to control weight gain is to count the calories you eat everyday, especially when the scale starts showing excess weight gain. But more often than not, a few extra pounds are not taken as a warning and are often neglected, leading to a stage when you become overweight. In today’s world, where stress has become an integral part of life causing various related chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, you cannot simply add to the risk by putting on more weight. Keeping a tab on the causes of obesity can help you control your weight gain.

Understanding the Causes of Obesity The causes of obesity in a person can differ and mostly depend on the lifestyle of an individual. Let’s crosscheck some of the causes that can lead to being overweight:

Energy Imbalance The most common cause is an imbalance of your energy levels. This means that the amount of calories you consume is less than the amount of calories used for carrying out your daily activities (including digestion). In such cases, the best way is to reduce the intake of calories and increase their digestion by following a certain exercise regime such as walking, running, yoga, aerobics, resistance training, etc. These small changes are enough to stop further weight gain and promote health in other facets of your everyday life.

Environment Your environment is another factor that leads to obesity. (Remember: we’re products of it!) Various things factor into our environment such as the habit of eating meals in large portions, lack of good parks or walking/running tracks, local culture, highly inactive and sedentary work and home life, lack of knowledge regarding healthy foods, and so on.

Genetics Having a family history of obesity is one of the main reasons people get and stay overweight. Researchers have shown that the tendency of your body to store fat is greatly influenced by your genes and there are many siblings who, even after growing up in a different environment with totally different eating habits, still have a common problem of obesity. Parents should start monitoring the weight of their kids at a very early age and inculcate in them the habit of eating healthy food in small portions.

Health Conditions Health conditions such as hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Cushing’s syndrome are known to cause obesity.

Other causes of overweight are medicines, pregnancy, and lack of sleep, emotional stress and growing age.