Weight loss Surgery is the treatment of obesity through surgery. Obesity is detrimental for a person’s, physical, social, psychological and emotional health. It is a rising medical problem that makes one susceptible to heart diseases, diabetes, sleep apnea and other chronic problems.
With the correct weight loss surgery you can again get back to healthy living keeping in mind the precautions after surgery.ariatric surgery has generally been exclusively for the morbidly obese, but not anymore, thanks to the new innovations that are being undertaken in the field. As of now, weight loss surgeries are only recommended in people with a BMI of 40 or above, if the patient is healthy, or 35 if there are complications like heart diseases or diabetes present as well.
Consumption of more calories than what the body burns is one of the factors leading to obesity. The unused calories are stored as fat and over a long period of time with minimal physical activity one tends to become obese.
-Hereditary and genetic factors are also responsible for gaining weight.
-Environmental factors and modern sedentary lifestyles also contribute to this new medical problem
Obesity Health Hazards
Obesity severely damages the body in all its bodily functions. There is propensity of developing major medical problems due to obesity
-Lifespan of an obese person is much less than compared to others.
-Obese people are 6 times more prone to heart diseases.
-High blood pressure and hypertension are common in obese people often leading to severe heart attacks, hardening of arteries and kidney problems.
-High blood cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, heartburn, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, urinary incontinence and emotional imbalance are other major health hazards of people suffering from obesity.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Laparoscopic surgeries have gained ground to treat obesity. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is more commonly used method. The surgery refashions the stomach into a small pouch and by passes the small intestine. This surgical method has been effectively used but patients are always advised to study the risk factors before opting for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. This surgery limits your intake of food and gives a feeling of fullness.
Gastric Banding Surgery
The Lap-Band or adjustable gastric banding surgery involves reduced risk than Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, a balloon like band is stapled around the stomach to produce a smaller upper pouch. This makes the patient feel full after a small meal. Through a tiny hole in the stomach the balloon like device is inserted and inflated that limits the stomach’s capacity. The patient according to his needs can adjust the band- tightening it or loosening it. A portal under the skin of the patient is used to adjust the amount of solution in it. This is an attractive alternative for most of the patients wishing to reduce weight through Laparoscopic operation.