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5 Ways Bariatric Surgery Improves Relationships

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Relationships are hard. Whether romantic, platonic, or familial, relationships take conscious effort to maintain. No matter how hard we may try, there are some factors that just get in the way of a good relationship. When it comes to dramatic weight loss, there can be both positive and negative effects on your relationships. In the spirit of upcoming Valentine’s Day, here are a few ways you can expect to see your relationships improve after bariatric surgery.

Enjoy a Meal With a Loved One

If you are one of the many that have fallen into the trap of restrictive diets, you understand the toll this can take on your relationships. Most of the time, these restrictive diets don’t work anyway.  After bariatric surgery, you can go out to eat with a loved one without the worry of calorie counting. You will need to eat smaller portions, but overall you can expect to focus more on the good conversation than on what you are eating.

Stay With Loved Ones for Longer

Everyone knows that your weight and health have a huge impact on how long you can expect to live. Leading a healthy, active lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight is the key to living a long life. Accidents aside, those who eat well, exercise, and maintain a healthy weight will add years to their lives. This means you get to spend more time with loved ones, watch children and grandchildren grow, and make the most of your life.

Keep Up During Couples Exercise

Ever try to go to an exercise class or take a run with a loved one and find that you just couldn’t keep up? For people living with obesity, what should be a fun bonding activity can turn into an arduous and discouraging event. After bariatric surgery, exercise becomes easier. You will find that there is less pressure on your joints and your endurance will quickly increase.

Sleep Better – Together

People living with obesity find that sleeping can be difficult, and sleeping with someone by your side can be even harder. The more you weigh, the more likely it is that you suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that keeps you from breathing normally as you sleep, causing you to snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep. As a result, you may need to sleep with a noisy machine that keeps you breathing normally. This is good for you, but bad for your partner who may find it difficult to sleep around you. After bariatric surgery, sleep apnea becomes less common and sleeping next to your partner becomes less of a hassle.

Give Your Family and Friends Peace of Mind

When you are dangerously overweight, chances are your family and friends are worried about your wellbeing. Because there are so many complications associated with obesity, it is not out of the question for an obese person to experience sudden and possibly fatal conditions like heart attacks, strokes, and more. Give your family a little peace of mind by committing to living a healthier lifestyle and getting bariatric surgery.

Are you ready to make the change? Contact Advanced Surgical and Bariatrics in Somerset, NJ to schedule your bariatric surgery consultation today.

Dr Sadek

Dr. Ragui Sadek is a premier surgeon who established a state-of-the-art and one of the safest bariatric surgery programs in the state. Dr. Sadek has fellowship training in both laparoscopic/bariatric surgery and surgical trauma/critical care, allowing him to safely perform complex surgeries on patients who have been turned down by other practices. As a Clinical Assistant Professor of surgery at RWJ Medical School & the Director of bariatric surgery program at RWJ University Hospital, Dr. Sadek offers a cutting-edge range of laparoscopic, robotic, & bariatric surgical procedures with a complication rate substantially below the national average.

Dr. Sadek is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Having performed more than three thousand advanced surgical procedures, Dr. Sadek has established a strong patient satisfaction rate and a solid reputation among the surgical community and is renowned as a top physician in his field by International Association of Healthcare Professionals. As a board-certified surgeon, he holds affiliations with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastro Endoscopic Surgeons. More about Dr. Sadek

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