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What obesity-related medical conditions usually improve after weight loss surgery?

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Weight loss surgery can help you shed a lot of pounds. That weight loss often leads to other health benefits.

Obesity-related medical conditions usually improve, sometimes to the point where little or no medication is needed. These conditions include: 

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure

From: Pros and Cons of Weight Loss Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 09, 2017

SOURCES:

News release, Allergan.

Hedley, A. June 16, 2004. The Journal of the American Medical Association,

Rand, C. September 1991. International Journal of Obesity,

Virji, A. , April 15, 2006. American Family Physician

Brethauer, S. November 2006. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,

Buchwald, H. Oct. 13, 2004. The Journal of the American Medical Association,

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery: "Rationale for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity."

Collazo-Clavell, M. October 2006. Mayo Clinic Proceedings,

Shah, M. 2006. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,

Malinowski, S. April 2006. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences,

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 09, 2017

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