Have you tried every diet you have ever heard of—yet you still struggle with weight? This can be very frustrating, because you want to make a change, but you don’t know how to go about it.
If you are overweight or obese, you know that there are health risks. In addition to just not feeling your best, when you carry extra pounds, you have a higher chance of developing these and other conditions:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Certain cancers
Before you lose hope and resign yourself to a living at an unhealthy weight, you may want to consider some options you haven’t tried yet. One effective option is LAP-BAND surgery. This procedure, which is available at St. Petersburg General Hospital, is a long-term weight loss solution that can benefit many people. This minimally invasive surgery, which is reversible and adjustable, offers patients a way to gradually decrease their food intake over time.
After LAP-BAND surgery, many patients report improvement or reversal of diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and other problems. They also enjoy more energy and an increased level of self-esteem.
Want to know more? Join us next Wednesday, September 28, for Weight Loss Surgery Options, a lecture led by Ernest Rehnke, MD. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in Auditoriums A & B at St. Petersburg Hospital, 6500 38th Avenue North. For details or to make a reservation, please call 1-888-741-5122