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Dr. Nick Nicholson talks about the benefits Bariatric Surgery and Heart Health

by Nicholson Clinic | Dec 08, 2016
High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels and heart disease are just a few of the conditions that tend to go hand-in-hand with obesity. Losing weight and keeping it off can have a strong and positive impact on preventing these conditions. It can also help bring concerns, such as hypertension, under control.
Plano, TX, Dec. 08, 2016 – High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels and heart disease are just a few of the conditions that tend to go hand-in-hand with obesity. Losing weight and keeping it off can have a strong and positive impact on preventing these conditions. It can also help bring concerns, such as hypertension, under control. Research has shown that bariatric surgery can be especially beneficial in helping those with serious weight concerns shed pounds while improving their overall heart health.

"Obesity's effects on the heart and the entire cardiovascular system can be quite profound," says Dr. Nick Nicholson, founder and lead surgeon at the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery. "When the body carries around excess weight, the heart is forced to work harder to supply oxygen-rich blood. As time passes, the extra work can take its toll on this crucial organ while also putting a strain on the rest of the cardiovascular system."

Multiple studies have shown that people who are obese and undergo bariatric procedures, such as the gastric bypass, are likely to notice heart health benefits. As the weight comes off, the strain on the heart reduces. Metabolic changes promoted by bariatric surgery may also help address cholesterol levels while preventing such conditions as type 2 diabetes.

"The connection between heart disease and obesity is clear," says Nicholson. "Taking steps to lose weight safely and effectively can make a very big difference."

People who are concerned about obesity are urged to talk to their doctors. A variety of interventions are available, both surgical and not, to help people address obesity effectively. Bariatric surgery is an option for those who are considered severely obese and those who already suffer from obesity-related health conditions.

The Nicholson Clinic specializes in surgical weight loss while providing other support to ensure patients attain and maintain their weight loss goals. To learn more about the Nicholson Clinic, its locations and the weight loss services it provides, visit it online at www.nicholsonclinic.com.  

About Nicholson Clinic
Founded by Dr. Nick Nicholson, one of the country’s leading weight loss surgeons and co-author of "Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny," the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery offers a variety of options to help patients gain control of their weight and their lives.
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