A New Year's Resolution for Better Health

As we approach the end of another year, filled with festive indulgences and high-calorie celebrations, it’s natural to reflect on our health and well-being. For many, the New Year symbolizes a fresh start, and what better way to begin than by considering our physical health? In particular, weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, has emerged as a viable option for many struggling with obesity and its related health issues.

Who Should Consider Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery isn’t for everyone. It’s typically considered when other methods of weight loss have not been successful and when serious health problems are at stake. Here are some criteria to consider:

Body Mass Index (BMI): Generally, surgery is recommended for those with a BMI of 40 or higher. It can also be an option for people with a BMI between 35 and 40 who have serious health problems related to obesity, like type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. In our Bangkok clinic, the minimum BMI is 32.

Previous Weight Loss Efforts: If you’ve tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise, surgery might be an option. It’s important that these efforts were genuine and sustained over a period of time.

Underlying Health Conditions: Those with obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, or heart disease might benefit significantly from weight loss surgery.

Psychological Readiness: It’s crucial to be mentally prepared for the lifestyle changes required post-surgery. 

How Can Weight Loss Surgery Improve Health?

Bariatric surgery can lead to significant weight loss and help improve many obesity-related conditions, such as:

Type 2 Diabetes: Many patients see a reduction in their diabetes symptoms and some even experience remission.

Heart Disease: The surgery can lead to improved heart health, reducing the risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, and peripheral heart disease.

Hypertension: A significant number of patients experience a reduction in their blood pressure levels.

Sleep Apnea: Weight loss post-surgery can improve or resolve sleep apnea issues.

Joint Pain: Reduced body weight can relieve stress on joints, alleviating pain and improving mobility.

Many patients report that they have a higher degree of self-confidence after weight loss from the surgery.

A New Year, A Healthier You

As we bid farewell to the year and embrace the holiday season, it’s also a time to think about our health choices. High-calorie Christmas and New Year’s feasts are enjoyable, but they also remind us of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, the New Year could be the perfect time to start this journey. It’s not just about losing weight; it’s about gaining health, vitality, and a new perspective on life. However, it’s crucial to consult with healthcare professionals to understand the risks, benefits, and lifestyle changes that come with this decision. Contact us today and one of our friendly Reps will guide you through the process and explain what benefits you can expect.

Remember, the decision to undergo weight loss surgery is deeply personal and should be made with careful consideration and professional guidance from a qualified medical professional. Here’s to a healthier, happier you in the New Year!