For many people who struggle with obesity, dieting and exercise alone are not enough to lose and maintain substantial weight loss to improve their health.
For some, bariatric surgery, in addition to lifestyle changes, may be the holistic approach to achieving and maintaining great health.
About 800 central Illinoisans have undergone bariatric surgery through Memorial Medical Center’s Bariatric Services program, all with the intended goal of living a more fulfilling, active life after shedding the weight.
One such success story is Heather, who has lost 110 pounds since her surgery in 2013.
Feeling like life was passing her by as her health deteriorated due to her weight, Heather decided it was time to do something about it and sought the assistance of Memorial Bariatric Services to regain her health. Since surgery, Heather’s blood pressure and blood sugar are at normal levels and, best of all, she is able to keep up with her seven-year-old daughter.
Heather says, “I have made the best decision for me!”
Read her story in her own words below.
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If you are interested in learning more about Memorial’s bariatric program, plan to attend a free seminar, “Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery.”Enjoy LiveWell Online Magazine? Stay up-to-date with a free email subscription!