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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for weight loss surgery to prolong my life?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Major risk factors are reduced like complications of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and helps with metabolic syndrome (weight induced illness).
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: If you also change your lifestyle to eat healthy.
Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 17 years experience
Yes : Statistically being obese cuts about 10-15 years off of your life due to the increased medical problems associated with being obese. As you lose the weight and these medical problems improve, these years can be added back on to your life.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant after weight loss surgery?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Fertility remains ok: A woman should be able to get pregnant after weight loss surgery if she was able to get pregnant before her surgery. The surgery probably won't decrease her fertility. However, if her type of surgery decreases her absorption of certain nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc.; or if her surgery raises her risk for problems like gall bladder issues; she may make adjustments before and during pregnancy.

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