How Weight Loss Impacts Your Heart Health

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We have long understood there is a relationship between cardiovascular health and weight. However, newer developments have made this link clearer. While no two people are the same, it is clear that for anyone with cardiovascular conditions such as heart failure, weight loss is key to treatment and management.

The Impact of Obesity on the Heart

Just carrying around excess weight puts strain on the heart and blood vessels. However, the impact of obesity on the heart extends well beyond this. Some of the most notable ways weight harms the heart include:

  • Increased Inflammation: Consuming excessive calories is known to trigger immune system responses that result in inflammation. This can cause the blood vessels to harden and make it easier for plaque to break free from the vessel walls and cause clots.
  • Artery Enlargement: When there is extra fat in the body, it encourages the arteries to widen. While this might sound good, since cholesterol can block them, the truth is that wider arteries force the heart to work harder.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Obese individuals are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea, since the soft tissues of the mouth are enlarged and can collapse, blocking the airway. This prevents respiration, requiring the person to wake multiple times throughout the night, putting strain on the heart.

How Losing Weight Improves Your Heart Health

Whether you lose weight after dedicated diet and exercise alone or you opt for weight loss surgery in Mexico, you can expect that your heart health will improve. Here’s why.

Strain Is Reduced

As you carry less weight and your arteries can reduce to their natural size, your heart won’t need to work so hard.

Pathways Are Cleared

After gastric bypass in Tijuana, or any form of weight loss, the body should start reducing the size of fat deposits and cut down on the presence of cholesterol in the blood. In time, this will reduce clogging in the blood vessels and make it easier for blood to flow.

Good Cholesterol Rises

A benefit of getting gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico is that as you lose weight, your good cholesterol should improve. This can help with everything from treating heart failure with weight loss to lowering the risk of developing diabetes.
Ultimately, how weight loss impacts your heart health is wide-ranging, and if you need bariatric surgery to get there, that’s perfectly fine. To discuss your future surgery, schedule your consultation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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