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If you're considering stomach band surgery, you need to gather all the information you can about the gastric banding procedure in order to make an informed decision about whether it's the right choice for you or not. This includes finding out how it could potentially benefit your health.
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Weight loss should be considered essential if you're facing the challenge of a serious illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, respiratory problems, osteoarthritis, joint problems, reflux, sleep apnea, etc.
Most of these diseases have a serious impact on the quality of your life and pose life threatening risks. I've you've been unsuccessful with traditional weight loss approaches and "health" is an issue, stomach band surgery deserves some serious thought!
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When I'm interviewing a client as part of the pre surgery nutrition evaluation, I always ask about the reason(s) for seeking gastric band surgery. The overwhelming response I get is...
..."for my health."
If you suffer from major health problems that are a result of your weight, you probably already know that weight loss can significantly improve your health.
You've likely gotten the same advice from your doctor over and over...
..."You have to lose weight."
Many times it's an overweight doctor giving you the advice!
You know, and he/she knows that losing weight isn't so simple. If it were, then 2/3 of Americans wouldn't be overweight and 30% wouldn't be obese!