When it comes to weight loss surgery, there are a lot of people out there who know that they need to undergo it. Weight loss surgery is sometimes seen as being a “lazy” thing to do instead of only getting exercise and eating right. What few people realize is that not everyone is even capable of exercising. Sometimes, bariatric surgery is the only thing that will be able to help a person get better and have a chance at a healthy life. As a result, the procedures that are carried out can end up helping to improve a person’s health in the long-term. It is interesting to note, however, that there are differences in who can get the surgery.
According to studies from the Medical University of South Carolina, certain national trends can be seen in those who have the surgery. Research on these trends suggested that black patients were eligible for this type of surgery, but in spite of this, a larger number of white patients received treatment. Twice as many white men and women would receive the surgery. There are of course certain factors that appear to influence this. It has to be noted that seventy percent of white men and women have private health insurance, whereas only fifty percent of black men and women have private health insurance.
For anyone, the effects of bariatric surgery can be astounding and life-changing. As a result, many people are interested in finding a way of getting it done. Removing the high levels of fat from your body can bring about an instant change and allow you to feel a lot better about yourself overall. It is, of course, important to understand that there will be certain risks and changes that you will need to get over if you undergo this procedure. Instances of diabetes and hypertension are severely reduced if this surgery gets the go-ahead. It can also help to improve a person’s quality of life and will decrease the chances of that individual suffering from premature death.
Members of the black community, in particular, appear to suffer from hypertension and diabetes and therefore a surgery like this can end up helping to improve the overall quality of life. The main issues, therefore, appear to the lack of insurance that the black patients may have. It is also suggested that there is a difference in the ways in which black and white patients assess their surgical needs.
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