Being overweight puts stress on all your body’s organs especially your heart. It increases your chances of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, breathing problems and stroke. It also increases your chances of having complications after surgery such as blood clots, chest infections and difficulty breathing, wound infections and poor healing.
You can improve your outcome by losing weight, even just a few kilos could make a difference, exercising and maintaining good sugar control if diabetic.
Please see the leaflet linked on the left side of this page for more information.