Men Are Three Times More Likely to Die from Obesity
Men often don’t make their health a priority. Men’s Health Week is designed to raise awareness about the health issues that specifically affect men and encourage them to take proactive steps to improve their well-being. Certain health conditions disproportionately affect men such as prostate health, testicular cancer, heart disease and obesity.
Obesity's Impact on Men’s Health
Obesity can have a major impact on men’s health. According to researchers, men are three times more likely to die from obesity related diseases than women.
- Higher Prevalence: Men tend to have a higher rate of obesity compared to women. According to the National Institutes of Health, men are more likely to be overweight or obese, which increases their susceptibility to obesity-related conditions.
- Specific Health Risks: Obesity in men is associated with a range of specific health risks. Excessive weight gain increases the likelihood of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, certain cancers, sleep apnea and musculoskeletal disorders.
- Decreased Testosterone Levels: Obesity can contribute to lower testosterone levels in men. This hormonal imbalance can affect reproductive health, sexual function, muscle mass, bone density and overall well-being. Addressing obesity is crucial for maintaining healthy testosterone levels.
- Mental Health Impact: Obesity can have significant psychological and emotional consequences for men. It may lead to decreased self-esteem, body image issues, depression, and social stigmatization. These factors can further contribute to an unhealthy cycle of weight gain.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery for Obesity in Men
Long-term weight-loss surgery can benefit men in many ways. It can result in significant weight loss, allowing men to achieve a healthier body weight and increase life expectancy.
One study has shown that bariatric surgery patients had a 49% decrease in the risk of developing heart attacks, heart failure or ischemic strokes.
Other benefits include improved memory, less sweating and feeling happier and more confident.
New York Bariatric Group patient, Rob Cordella, lost 240 pounds and now has relief from both of his health conditions since his bariatric surgery. “ I had two major health issues. One was high blood pressure and the other was sleep apnea. Since my surgery, after about six months, my primary took me off both of my blood pressure medications…and I'm getting a better night's sleep.” Rob is enjoying his life more than ever and making his health a priority. “Now I'm so much more active that I set goals for myself every day of how much I want to be active.”
New York Bariatric Group
If you are looking to get your health back on track, New York Bariatric Group is the best practice around and our numbers prove it:
- Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical weight loss.
- 36,000 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-and-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 23 years of success!
All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top quality bariatric programs.
Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!
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