How Healthy Weight Improve Your Heart Health?

By Dr. Rajiv G. Bhagwat in Heart Institute

Apr 24 , 2023 | 3 min read


We all know the dangers of obesity. Apart from feeling constantly tired, fatigued and lacking in motivation, there are several serious medical disorders that are likely to develop in an obese person. According to Asian WHO criteria, you are considered to be in the obese weight range if your BMI (Body Mass Index) is over 30.

How Obesity and Heart Disease are Linked?

Obesity has been linked to various disorders, chiefly amongst them is heart disease. According to a prospective study, conducted over a period of around 14 years, middle-aged women, with a BMI between 23 and 25 were at 50% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease. Men between the ages of 40 years to 65 years of age, with BMI between 25 and 29 face 72% higher risk of coronary heart disease, than those of the same age, but with a healthy weight range.

These results from research studies are clear indicators that being overweight puts you at a significantly higher risk of developing heart disorders. It is important to undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss, in case other conventional, non-surgical weight loss methods have failed to give the desired amount of weight loss. For ensuring successful and effective weight loss surgeries, it is important to choose the best bariatric surgery hospital in for the best results.

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Tell Me More About Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is the term used to denote a surgical technique which aims to help you lose the excess fat accumulated on the body as a result of being overweight. These surgeries may use either of two methods to help the patient to lose extra weight and get healthy again.

These are the two main types of bariatric surgery techniques in use today, in India:

Restrictive Weight Loss Surgery

In restrictive weight loss surgery, the aim is to decrease the total volume of the actual stomach. This is to ensure that the normal food intake is less than previously. It helps you to eat significantly less food than before the surgery, leading to remarkably weight loss soon.

The surgeon will normally restrict around 80-90% of your total stomach volume, using fine sutures, or surgical staples. This way, only the remaining part of the original stomach volume is able to get food. As the size of the stomach is decreased, it gives you a feeling of being full, with comparatively less amount of food intake.

Mal-Absorptive Weight Loss Surgery

In this technique of weight loss surgery, a part of your small intestine is bypassed, because of which lower amount of calories are absorbed from the food you eat. As a smaller amount of food is now absorbed, your body now uses the stored fat cells as energy sources.

These bariatric surgeries are extremely helpful in losing overall body weight, by removing the excess fat which is accumulated on your body, especially on the abdomen and chest. The excess weight of the fat is harmful to the heart as it has to work under immense pressure, often leading to heart failure or other coronary diseases.

To ensure that you get the best weight loss treatment, you should choose the most reliable and effective bariatric surgery hospital in Mumbai. Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital is one of the most prominent multispecialty healthcare providers not only in Mumbai but all over India. We ensure the best weight loss surgical treatments for every patient with our vast range of advanced surgical equipment and the numerous expert bariatric specialists and surgeons on board.

Medically Reviewed

Dr. Rajiv Bhagwat (Sr Consultant - Cardiology)

Dr. Rajiv Bhagwat is the Senior Consultant, at Heart Institute, and one of the most renowned cardiologists in the city with an experience of over 31 years of. He specializes in Complex Coronary Angioplasty, especially bifurcation or Y angioplasty.