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Take Care of Your Weight, Take Care of Your Heart

September 29th is World Heart Day. In that spirit, it is with this article that we would like to remind our readers that your weight doesn’t just impact your appearance, it takes its toll on everything from your gut health to the safety of your organs.. From your joints to your liver, your BMI can have huge implications on your overall health, especially when it comes to your heart.

Visceral Fat

There are many different types of fat, but for the sake of this article we are going to focus on ‘visceral fat’ which is found around your organs. It is this type of fat specifically that is going to drastically impact the health of your heart, increasing pressure and strain on one of the most important organ’s in the body. Responsible for delivering oxygen to your muscles via your blood, the heart needs to be able to pump effectively and efficiently.

Reduce Comorbidities with Medical Weight Loss

As touched on, obesity can impact more than just your heart – it can lead to a plethora of comorbidities including diabetes type 2, osteoarthritis, sleep apnoea, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. If you’ve struggled with your weight and losing it via traditional methods, medical weight loss may be able to help. Allure Weightloss offer several solutions from bariatric surgery to non-surgical gastric balloons.

Gastric Balloons

Gastric balloons are a non-surgical alternative to bariatric surgery. These temporary devices are useful for individuals that don’t want to go through surgery and are willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes for long-term success. Allure Weightloss are proud to facilitate placements of the the FDA approved Orbera 365 gastric balloon, able to stay in the stomach for 12 months. We also provide the Allurion Swallowable Gastric Balloon, able to be in place for four months.

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is lifechanging. For those that are looking for a permanent, more direct method of medical weight loss, a gastric sleeve, bypass, or mini-gastric bypass might be for you. Bariatric patients experience a drop of around 70% of their excess body weight on average, as measured over 2 years. Bariatric surgery requires lifestyle changes not only for the maintenance of your weight loss but because of the ‘new’ stomach that our consultant surgeon has created. As such, you will be supported by our nurse and dietitian to help make those changes.

Enquire Today

If you need help losing weight and think a gastric balloon or bariatric surgery is the right choice for you, speak to a member of the team today. Call 0345 512 094 or email info@allureweightloss.com now. Alternatively, you can use our contact form.

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