FOLLOW YOUR HEART: HOW WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY CAN IMPROVE HEART HEALTH

Every single day, your heart beats 100,000 times to pump 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Though it’s only the size of a fist, this muscle is the hero of your body, working harder than you can imagine. Like any muscle, however, the stronger it is, the more effective it will be. If you had the opportunity to strengthen the center of your being, wouldn’t you do it? With weight-loss surgery, you can take control of your heart health and your life. 

ACHY BREAKY HEART

According to the CDC, one person in the U.S. dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease. A scary statistic, but remember as you read this information, the future is in your hands. 

Obesity has been known to contribute to heart disease in several ways. As many of us know, it can change your cholesterol levels causing spikes in bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Penn Medicine reports that it can also lower good high-density lipoproteins cholesterol, “…which is important for removing bad cholesterol and working to reduce the risk of heart disease.” 

Obesity may cause blood pressure to rise as well due to the fact that more blood is necessary to supply sufficient nutrients and oxygen to the body. In addition, the development of diabetes is a likely reality. Those with diabetes are two to four times more likely to be at risk for heart disease.

For years, research has demonstrated that obesity is linked to greater risk for heart problems such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, but in recent studies shared by Johns Hopkins Medicine, “…researchers have shown that excess weight is more than an ‘accomplice’ in the development of heart problems. The pounds themselves can cause heart muscle injury.” This can ultimately lead to heart failure, which occurs when the organ is unable to keep up with the demands placed on it. 

In addition to heart muscle injury, obesity can also cause a disease of the heart muscle known as cardiomyopathy. This occurs when the muscle becomes enlarged, thick, or stiffened, making it difficult for the heart to pump enough blood through the body. In a study published by the American Heart Association, researchers monitored male participants for up to 46 years and found that “Obese men were more than eight times as likely to develop cardiomyopathy than those with the lowest normal BMI,” (CardioSmart News). 

It is apparent that obesity can be detrimental to your cardiac muscle, but New York Bariatric Group has weight-loss solutions that will not only improve your heart health but also your quality of life. Bariatric surgery is safe, effective, and has been shown to improve or resolve conditions that can lead to heart disease and heart failure.

NYBG HOLDS THE KEY TO YOUR HEART HEALTH

When it’s time to start a successful weight-loss journey, it’s time to call NYBG! We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:

  • 20 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 1 Plastic Surgeon, and 13 PA’s
  • 18,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q&A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast over 20 years of success!

 

Our commitment to patient success and excellence has earned us accreditation from the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This prestigious achievement recognizes only the top bariatric practices. Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

New York Bariatric Group is implementing and enforcing strict guidelines put out by the Center for Disease Control and the Department of Health in order to keep our staff and patients safe.

We are offering in-person and virtual consultations to ensure that everyone is able to get the information and care they deserve without feeling pressure to leave their home.

 

Sources

https://www.unitypoint.org/livewell/article.aspx?id=20b07ab0-e855-49c6-9ee2-91247e52d5cc 

https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2018/07/06/12/42/cover-story-obesity-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk

 

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/weight-a-silent-heart-risk

 

https://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-blog/2019/march/obesity-and-heart-disease

 

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/why-making-your-heart-work-harder-lowers-your-blood-pressure/

 

https://www.cardiosmart.org/news/2019/6/being-overweight-and-obese-damages-heart-muscle

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART: HOW WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY CAN IMPROVE HEART HEALTH

Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole

Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert

Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Samantha

Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Eileen

Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Brittany

Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Desiree

Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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