Bariatric surgery

What is Bariatric surgery?

The decision to undergo bariatric surgery should be well informed. The following information serves as a guide to developing a detailed understanding of the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery as treatment for the disease of morbid obesity. Like so many people who struggle with their weight, you’ve probably made several attempts to take control using diet and exercise. The fact is, more than 95% of people who take part in non surgical weight loss programs will fall to achieve and maintain significant weight loss for a long period of time’. You interested in this information shows that you want to learn more about experiencing life at a healthier weight. Weight loss surgery has been proven to help people achieve and maintain a healthier weight when diet and exercise alone have failed, and it may be right for you. Surgery is a serious decision.

Taking certain steps in the right order can help ensure you get all the necessary information to identify the most effective treatment. With these steps you’ll know how to get started and what to do next. The goal is to have everything in place to feel confident with your decision to achieve and maintain a healthier weight.
Living with excess weight has been shown to put your health at risk. Serious health problems may also result when dieting leads to ‘weight cycling’(the repeated loss and regain of body weight). Bariatric surgery has helped hundreds of thousands of people discover life at a healthier weight and it may be the answer for you. But it’s critical to have a clear understanding of what this life-changing treatment involves.The starts with gettingreliable information.

What is obesity?

The centre for disease control defines obesity as an excessively high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass. It is commonly measured by body mass index (BMI), which calculates the relationship of weight to height. An adult with a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. Obesity becomes morbid obesitywhen an adult is 45kgs or more ideal body weight, has a BMI of 40 or more or has a BMI of 35 or more in combination with a health-related conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea or a disease such as type2 diabetes or heart disease.

Obesity puts your health at risk?

Obesity dramatically increases the risk of :

  • High blood pressure
  • High levels of triglycerides (a type of blood fat )
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease and stoke
  • Arthritis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Higher body weights are also associated with cancer and early death.

How to evaluate surgical options?

Bariatric surgeons and their patients have a choice of procedures that use different techniques, or combine techniques to achieve weight loss.Restrictive procedure decrease food intake by creating a smaller stomach.Malabsorptive procedure alters the digestive process, causing food to be poorly digested and incompletely absorbed. The following information will help you understand more about available surgical options, including the benefits

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