Lablueeyes,Thank you for taking your time to anwser but as of right now I have not been diagnosed with anything. I am waiting on my results. I don't have high blood pressure either. That is why his question seemed out of place to me. It would have been different if I had something then I could understand why.
I did tell him that I knew that WLS could really be beneficial but that I also know that there are bad things that can go wrong.
I am not making excuses for your doc, but I have walked that path and so have most of the others in my family. When we are young (like you) our body is protected by mother nature (reproduction is the prime directive). As we age, mother nature lets things slide. My doc doesn't single out fatties for the blood pressure lecture - every adult gets it. (There are also high school kids now with high blood pressure.)
Blood pressure (BP) is a good example of our modern diet doing its worst. Most all of our prepared, canned, & processed foods have too much salt. Salt is one of the main causes for high BP (also caused by genetics, stress, other blood flow problems). Even carbonated drinks (diet cokes) can affect sodium level - from carbonation.
I have been going to the same internal medicine doc for 20 years - and have mucho data on my blood chemistries. BP was okay until I hit the mid 40's and then BP started sneaking up, and up, and up. He has changed my BP meds 4 or 5 times to keep it within normal limits. I did not understand how important this is until I watched my brother-in-law have 3 strokes. (Last one was this week.) He is in rough shape and is close to an invalid & needs someone else to help him do anything. He is only 5 years older than me and he never was fat.
And don't take my zealousness personally Lablueeyes. I can't help but use every little chance I get to spread the story to keep an eye on BP. I owe it to my brother-in-law. I can't even understand his words now.