The weight loss surgery is over. The recovery is complete. And you now have that newer, thinner body they’ve promised thanks to a gastric bypass.
But then… it happens.
Maybe you’re lifting a heavy bag of groceries up. Or you’ve taken a tumble. Perhaps you weren’t doing anything in particular.
Your newer, thinner body is now locked in a battle with an ancient agony. You’ve snapped a bone, and the latest research reveals that this wasn’t just pure bad luck.
And it’s not simply a risk of age.
This painful break is a DIRECT RESULT of that weight loss surgery.
That means that are TWO steps everyone needs to take…
- avoid this surgery if you haven’t had it
- give your bone an extra boost if you have
And I’ll give you my keys to both in just a moment.
Weight loss surgery sends fracture risk soaring 73%
A new study has revealed that a common form of gastric bypass surgery can lead to the same kind of thinning, brittle bone that’s seen in osteoporosis.
If you DON’T already have this bone-damaging disease, this weight loss surgery could now put you at risk for it.
And if you already have it… or are in the danger zone… the operation could put you in the fast lane for a painful fracture. And the lasting, or in some cases permanent, damage and disability that follows.
Compared to a more minor and reversible “gastric banding” operation, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass increases the risk of non-vertebrae fractures by 73 percent overall.
In seniors, that risk is even higher at 75 percent.
And getting into the specifics, the Roux-en-Y weight loss surgery will increase your risk of…
- HIP fracture by 151 percent
- WRIST fracture by 65 percent
- PELVIS fracture by 48 percent
That’s already bad.
But this is about to get a whole lot WORSE.
Rolling the dice on bone drugs could cause bone BREAKS
They’re already saying that patients who’ve had this weight loss surgery should get osteoporosis bone drugs. But they ADMIT there’s NO EVIDENCE the meds can help in this case.
And let’s not forget, osteoporosis drugs come with some risks of their own such as… ironically… bone breaks.
Yes, they really want to just throw random drugs at people to see what happens – turning desperate patients looking for bone protection into human guinea pigs.
If you’ve had the Roux-en-Y weight loss surgery there’s a much better plan. And it’s one backed by solid research.
Other studies have found that an all-natural combo of bone-building essentials can help stop the loss that often strikes after gastric bypass operations. They’re the same vital nutrients that ANYONE concerned about bone risk should take: vitamin D and calcium.
And if you’ve never had weight loss surgery, consider this a flashing red warning sign to avoid it and give a lower-carb diet a whirl instead.
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