Weight loss surgery options.
The Gastric Band and the Gastric Balloon are both tried and tested methods of weight loss and have been around for many Years
It is predicted that by 2050 almost 50% of the population in the UK will be obese. Being obese has a significant impact on an individual’s health, with an increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and almost all types of cancer. Severely obese individuals’ life expectancy is on average 11 years less than those of a healthy weight.
The national increase in levels of obesity is partly explained by a combination in availability of highly calorific food and a general decrease in exercise levels. However, recent evidence has also highlighted several genetic and hormonal factors related to obesity and there is no doubt that certain individuals are more prone to obesity than others.