Bariatric Surgery for People with High Blood Pressure

Bariatric surgery is done to help lose excess weight and reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening problems related to weight gain and other health problems. For instance, high blood pressure, heart diseases, strokes, diabetes, etc. Bariatric surgery represents an effective strategy for the treatment of obese patients with comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Blood pressure occurs weight are linked in several ways, as having a larger body size may increase blood pressure because the heart needs to pump blood to all the cells. Excess fat can also damage the kidneys, and they are an important organ as they help regulate blood pressure.

Lifestyle adjustments, mostly aimed at improving diet and weight loss, are the primary line of treatment for high blood pressure. Bariatric surgery is the most successful treatment for hypertension, with 85-90% of patients experiencing significant improvements.

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure occurs when blood is forcefully pressing against the blood vessel walls, making it higher than it should be. When the heart pumps blood through the arteries, the blood puts pressure on the artery walls, causing high blood pressure.

The pressure of blood pushes against the walls of the arteries, as they carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Normal blood pressure rises and falls throughout the day.

How blood pressure works on the circulatory system

Oxygenated blood is necessary for the circulatory system, to give proper function to the tissues and organs. When the heart starts beating, it creates pressure that pushes the blood through the tube-shaped blood vessels, such as arteries, veins, and capillaries. Here, blood pressure pumps the blood out of the heart and into the arteries of the circulatory system, then the heart rests between heartbeats.

High blood pressure can cause harm by increasing the workload on the heart and blood vessels, forcing them to work harder but less efficiently. Over time, this begins to damage the narrow insides of the arteries, which start rising blood pressure, creating a cycle that further harms the arteries, heart, and the rest of the body. This can lead up to other conditions such as arrhythmia, heart attack, and stroke.

The impact of weight loss surgery on patients with high blood pressure

There is a significant improvement in high blood pressure control even up to 10 years after weight loss surgery. Long-lasting results, benefits, and health improvement overall are present in patients who pursue bariatric surgery.

Our patients have achieved great success in areas such as their weight, and health conditions, which tend to minimize until they disappear. With this reduction in fat levels, the body can regulate its’s hormones correctly, allowing it to decrease the effects on blood pressure.

Not to mention, bariatric surgery has helped patients with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, not take as many medications as they did before their surgery. With our help patients can reduce how much the stomach can contain. Patients tend to change the way they view their food, and with our help, they can overcome these conditions. We can assist you in helping decrease the risk by reducing the intake of certain foods, with high sodium content, eating healthy, following a proper diet, as well as maintaining an exercise routine.

Patients who undergo bariatric surgery can significantly use fewer medications to control their blood pressure, and many experience a remission of symptoms altogether. Many cardiovascular complications are doubled when the patient is obese and has hypertension.

But it’s possible to achieve your weight loss goals and get the support that will allow you to live a happy, healthy life. Patients who have had surgery tend to lose a significant amount of weight, which motivates them to make new lifestyle changes that can lead to lower blood pressure.

Patients who underwent surgery tend to have a significant weight loss, and this motivates the patient to adopt new lifestyle changes that can lead to lowering blood pressure. This will be complemented by the apparent weight loss as positive support, making patients more inclined to pay attention and be cautious of silent cardiovascular risk factors.

Weight-loss surgery is the best solution to overcome obesity-related conditions and to keep your weight down long-term. Procedures such as the gastric sleeve, have been proven to help patients drastically lose their excess weight. As the procedure reduces what the stomach can contain, here at VIDA Bariatrics we provide our patients with the tools they need to start developing their lifelong healthy habits.