The LAP-BAND System can help improve the following:
In four studies, 90% improvement or resolutions of common and serious co-morbidities within the first year after LAP-BAND surgery:
Type II Diabetes
64% resolved, 26% improved, total 90%
Diabetes in the #1 reason in the United States for adult onset of blindness, amputation, increased heart disease risk, increased risk for stroke, increased risk for kidney disease, and more. Nerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy (new-ROP-uh-thee). It can lead to many kinds of problems.
Approximately 38,000 people die annually from complications caused by sleep apnea.
44% resolution, 35% improvement, total 79%
Hypertension leads to the following problems:
Damage to your arteries. This can result in hardening and thickening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which can lead to heart attack or other complications.
Aneurysm Heart Failure. A blocked or ruptured blood vessel in your brain–stroke weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys. Leading to kidney disease.
Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes, resulting in vision loss.
34% resolved, 59% improved, total 93%
Asthma leads to increased risk from a pulmonary standpoint. One of the top 5 reasons for missing work. Sleep disturbances.
76% resolution, 14% improvement, total 90%
Complications of GERD include irritation and inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis), narrowing of the esophagus (stricture) and an increased risk of esophageal cancer.
Do any of these conditions sound familiar to you? Losing weight can not only make you feel better on the outside, it can save your life.