Andrea explains how having the REALIZE® Band procedure has improved her overall health.
My overall health has improved quite a bit since the placement of my REALIZE® Band. To be eligible for the procedure there need to be significant health factors and/or a high BMI, Body Mass Index, and mine was plenty high; it was 43.5% and I did not have a lot of other health conditions. I didn’t have high blood pressure or cholesterol.
The things that I noticed were changed for me were I had reflux, especially going to bed at night and that has disappeared, things that aren’t always so pleasant to talk about, incontinence from the weight, especially when you are exercising – that’s totally disappeared. The other things that probably affected me were aches and pains that I don’t have as much anymore or I pretty much don’t have any more.
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Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Comorbidities, Nutrition, BMI, Weight Loss, Body Mass Index, REALIZE® Band
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Bariatric, North Colorado Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Bariatric Center
Location: Greenley, CO, Colorado, Cloverly, Alden, Johnstown, Hardman, Windsor, Auburn, La Salle, Gill, Elm, 80631
Expert: Dr. Michael W. Johnell, Dr. Johnell, Michael Johnell, M.D., Bariatric Surgeon Michael W. Johnell, Doctor Johnell
Expertise: Weight Management, Restorative Health, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band