Bariatric surgery – an operation to cut your gut, so you eat less – is the hottest thing in medicine.
These slick salesmen-surgeons will promise you the sun, the moon, and the stars… or at least a stick-thin 32-inch waistline. And they’ll promise they can now do it as a quickie outpatient procedure in many cases.
In and out in a few hours, and they claim it’ll help:
- speed weight loss
- reverse diabetes
- stop sleep apnea
- ease arthritis pain
- cure depression
They even claim bariatric surgery will give you a better sex life (if only…).
As you’ll see in a moment, those promises are emptier than a can of air.
The benefits are a mirage, and the risks they won’t talk about are VERY real.
But that hasn’t stopped them from adding one more supposed “benefit” to the list in a desperate push to get more patients under the knife.
Could stomach surgery CURE your bladder woes?
They say it can cure those frustrating “pee problems” that so many older folks face, especially women.
The study of more than 9,000 obese patients – 90 percent women – finds bariatric surgery eased or even cured that incontinence in 58 percent.
That includes more than half of women with “stress incontinence” and a third of women with “urgency urinary incontinence.”
That might sound terrific if you’re dealing with those embarrassing leaks. It might be tempting if you’re worried about the humiliation of adult diapers.
But don’t sign on the dotted line just yet!
Not until you know the TRUE cost of bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery can pack some BIG risks
Bariatric surgery comes with MAJOR risks, forever altering your stomach in ways that can block certain nutrients from being absorbed – a known side effect that has destroyed and even ended lives.
There are potential complications during the procedure itself, including bleeding, reactions to anesthesia, and infection.
And guess what? The study even finds a new side effect: Some people who didn’t have incontinence BEFORE bariatric surgery end up suffering from it AFTER.
In fact, three percent suffered new or worsening incontinence, which is not an insignificant number.
All for a surgery that does something you can do on your own. See, just about ALL of the “benefits” of bariatric surgery aren’t actually the benefits of the operation.
They’re the benefits of weight loss, no matter how it’s accomplished.
Since you have to learn a whole new way of eating after the operation, why not skip it altogether and just eat better now? A lower-carb diet will deliver rapid weight loss and improvements in just about everything used as a selling point for bariatric surgery, without the surgery and risk.
And if bladder control is your number one issue, there are other far less invasive ways to help with that too including supplements such as horsetail, ganoderma lucidum, three-leaf caper, and lindera.
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