Jineane Ford - four months after Lap-band Surgery. I am off my blood pressure medicine and I am just about to reach my goal weight. I am keeping the weight off, and I feel healthier and look better than I have in a very long time. My life has changed, and the best part is that the Laparoscopic Band procedure is so easy. I wish I would have done it sooner. Now I have the ultimate weight loss tool that allows me to easily control my weight and I am still enjoying food
Phoenix, Arizona celebrity Jineane Ford has Lap-band surgery
Started out as a water pill Jineane Ford, former Phoenix NBC anchor, and former Miss USA had a very public battle with weight. "There wasn't a new diet that I didn't try. And, I tried it in front of millions of viewers." When she met Dr. Simpson and started to discuss the LAP-BAND. Jineane's mother was the first to take the plunge, and after seeing how well her mother did she asked Dr. Simpson if she could be next.
Weight loss with Lap-band surgery can cure high blood pressure
Jineane Ford had another reason for wanting to lose weight. She had been diagnosed with early hypertension. "It started kind of small, I had to take a water pill, then the next thing that wasn't doing it and I was on another medication."
Lap-band weight loss surgery helps lose weight gained from childbirth
In December of 2006 Jineane Ford decided to have Lap-band band surgery. Not telling anyone at work, she wanted to prove that this worked. Two years later she has not only lost the weight she gained with by giving birth to her sons, she is back to the weight where she was when she won Miss U.S.A. in 1989.
In a number of studies, hypertension was cured with weight loss
Over 40% of patients with high blood pressure no longer require medication. Those who catch it early seem to do better than those who have had it for a long time. "High blood pressure is complex," Dr. Simpson notes, "There are many forms of it, and many causes of high blood pressure. But it is clear that excess weight contributes most to the early rise in blood pressure. Even if you have familial high blood pressure, clearly the heart not having to pump blood to the excess weight goes a long way to reducing the need for medications."