Are You Happy With Your Weight?

Have you seen the scale recently? For many people the numbers seem to be increasing. If this applies to you, you’re not alone. Two-thirds of the population is overweight and 1/3 is obese (about thirty pounds over ideal weight). Extra weight can add on not only the pounds but increased medical problems and can worsen how people feel about themselves. Let me be clear that your weight does not determine your happiness but too much can lower you abilities in so many areas that it can be depressing. Also depressing are the heath problems that can come, such as:

• Heart disease
• High blood pressure
• Type 2 diabetes
• Gallstones
• Breathing problems
• Certain cancers

There are many ways to lose weight. For those who are at least 30 pounds overweight with weight related issues or a 100 pounds overweight, the risks of surgery are less than staying that weight over time. The longer a person carries excessive weight the more likely they are to develop weight-related medical conditions. Nobody is happy with medical problems if they can help it. If you are significantly overweight and have tried to lose weight but are still in the surgery-candidate range, weight loss surgery should be considered.

Of all the weight loss surgical options the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) is the safest. It is reversible, adjustable, and has the lowest complication rate. The Lap-Band is a silicone band placed around the top of the stomach to help people feel less hungry. It creates a narrowing above the band and results in pressure on the stomach sending signals to the brain that the whole stomach is fuller than it really is. People will feel satisfied on smaller volumes of food and feel full faster resulting in less calories consumed. Weight loss occurs with less hunger. Lap-Band is a tool to assist in weight loss. It may help you with your own happiness.

At Utah Lap Band we specialize in Lap-Band Surgery success for you. If you or someone you know can use the Lap-Band for weight loss assistance call or stop by!