Obesity is an abnormal, unhealthy condition of having excessive body fat or weight than is necessary for a particular height. Obesity is a major cause of death as well as several serious health conditions including chronic heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and high blood pressure. In today’s blog, we are going to explore the link between cardiovascular disease and Obesity.
What is Cardiovascular Disease?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) encompasses a range of conditions that negatively impact the heart or blood vessels. There are various types of Cardiovascular disease including, coronary heart disease (angina, heart attacks, heart failure), Strokes, Peripheral arterial disease and Aortic disease. In terms of the cause of CVD, there are a number of risk factors that have been identified over the years. These include smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity.
How does Obesity cause Cardiovascular Disease?
Obese individuals have excess body fat and it is this fat that contributes to CVD. In particular, abdominal obesity has been linked to CVD across the globe. By decreasing your weight even by a minimal amount can significantly reduce your risk of developing CVD and the various types of this disease. By adopting a healthier lifestyle and monitoring your food intake and exercising more frequently, you can minimise this risk and lead a happier, healthier life.
How can Bariatric Surgery help if dieting fails?
If you have struggled with you weight for the majority of your life and despite trying diet after diet, have been unable to lose any significant amount of weight, then bariatric surgery could be the answer. Here at Obesity Surgery Manchester, we offer a range of procedures to help you achieve your weight loss goals including, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Band and Gastric Balloon. Research has shown that following bariatric surgery, prompt weight loss is induced with a substantial 70% loss of your excess weight. Consequently, this leads to the risk of mortality, stroke and myocardial infarction being significantly lowered.
Here at Obesity Surgery Manchester, we have many patients who achieve phenomenal results, losing significant amounts of weight and subsequently reducing the likelihood of ever developing cardiovascular disease. If you’d like to read what some of our patients have to say about Professor Senapati and the team, why not visit the link below!