Obesity in general occurs in various forms. For mildly obese and overweight patients, the best fat-loss treatment is through appropriate exercise, diet, nutrition and therapy. However, for people suffering from morbid obesity and for who diet and exercise seems to be of no help, Obesity surgery can be a valid option. Obesity surgery consultants also recommend the surgery to those patients who are obese and also suffer from conditions such as hypertension, high pressure as well as diabetes. Obesity surgery not only helps in reducing exponential fat from the body, it is also responsible for improving the life-span and overall quality of life. The hormonal changes induced during obesity treatment are known in correcting appetite and diseases.
For obese patients keeling on the surgery option, it is best to get recommended from experienced obesity surgery consultants. Most of the big hospitals and sophisticated clinics boast bariatric surgery consultants who not only provide sound information and recommendation on surgery as well as pre and post-surgery suggestions, but are also expert in conducting the surgery. Obesity surgery can be of different types depending on the condition of the patients. For instance, some of the most frequently conducted surgery procedures include gastric band, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve as well as duodenal switch. Obesity surgery consultants are also known to revive surgeries that are previously gone wrong. Of the above recommended procedures, gastric sleeve is common among obese patients. The next best procedure is gastric bypass followed by duodenal switch. The latter one is done for severely obese patients having medical conditions.
The major reason for the increasing acceptability and popularity of the surgery is that bariatric surgery is considered to be extremely safe by consultants and doctors alike. Most of the studies conducted on post-surgical patients have produced positive results. As a result, more and more obesity surgery consultants are recommending this option for their patients.
Bariatric surgery can be defined as the process of fat reduction from the body through surgical procedures. Bariatric surgery or weight-loss surgery is performed patients wherein other methods for fat reduction such as exercises, diets, calorie management and therapy have proved to be ineffective. Apart from that, bariatric surgery consultants also share some of the key conditions in obese patients that qualify them for undergoing bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is the best option for patients having BMI above 32 coexisting with a co-morbid disease such as diabetes, hypertension, reflux, joint problems and heart diseases. If a person has a BMI index more than 34, then that person is also qualified for the surgery even if they do not have any signs of co-morbid disease. Bariatric surgery can also be conducted on those patients having a BMI of 30 but a failed weigh-reduction history for more than a year. Other patients who are applicable for bariatric surgery according to trained bariatric consultants include those trying to reduce weight under medical supervision as well as patients who have no history of depression or alcohol abuse.
Bariatric surgery not only helps in successful reduction of the huge amount of excess fat, but it is also associated with improvement of various associated diseases. These include high cholesterol and blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, reflux disease, respiratory insufficiency, lower back-pain, hypertension, gall-bladder disease, degenerative disk, sleep deprivation and joints disease. Also, the recovery after undergoing bariatric surgery is relatively less, stretching from 48 hours to maximum 3-4 days. It is no doubt that because of the above benefits apart from the reduction of excess fat, bariatric surgery can be termed as the best weight-reduction option among consultants.
Bariatric consultants also suggest that it is important to maintain the achieved fat-loss as many patients tend to gain weight post-surgery. Thereby, it is important to stick to prescribed diet post- surgery, particular eating habits, recommended exercise as well as stress free environment. Some bariatric surgery consultants also recommend dietitian advice post bariatric surgery in order to maintain a good food behavior and gradually shift to a normal and healthy lifestyle.
Obesity is one of the major lifestyle diseases that have become an epidemic issue for the entire globe. While the initial target was western society, it is quickly percolated to the other parts of the world, majorly due to globalization, modernization and increased economic conditions. Evidences have also proved that obesity can result in various associated diseases. Apart from that, it is significantly related to high mortality and morbidity.
Weight reduction surgery, often referred as bariatric surgery, is generally the last option for treating patients who are morbidly obese. Obesity is considered life-threatening when a patient’s BMI index is more than 40 or when the BMI index is 35 but accompanied with other serious health issue such as high pressure or type 2 diabetes. Medical studies have proved that for these patients, diet, exercises or liposuction are not going to be completely effective. Therefore, in these conditions weight reduction surgery is the best option for quick and significant reduction of excess fat in the body.
Two of the most widely carried out weight reduction surgery are gastric band surgery and gastric bypass surgery. In the gastric band surgery, a band is used for minimizing stomach size, thus making the meal portion of the patient smaller. On the other hand, gastric bypass surgery involved re-routing the stomach so that less of nutrients are absorbed even after a fuller meal.
While weight reduction surgery is the last resort for patients who have no other possible alternatives, it is critical to supplement the surgery through proper nutrition, calorie-controlled and healthy diet and regular exercise so that the risks and complications after the surgery minimizes drastically and the patient can easily get accustomed to a new lifestyle. To avoid long-term complications, it is wise to stick to the post-surgical diet and exercise regime recommended by doctors. It is also important to understand whether a person is eligible for surgery or not. Therefore it is wise consult a qualified and experienced bariatric surgeon before plunging into decision of undergoing a weight reduction surgery.
Obesity might be a difficult lifestyle issue, but is it not the end of the world. With proper diet and exercise, right surgical procedures, post-surgical measures and a little patience, one can achieve the dream of living a healthy and stress-free life.
Indians are facing a new endemic issue of obesity for the last three decades. While the nation has been known for its high volume of malnourished people, a new category of over nourished or over-weight individuals is evolving, leading to the lifestyle disease known as obesity. It is also surprising to know that obese people are not only confined to high-end classes but also upper middle and middle income group society.
The major reason attributed to the increased number of obese population in India is globalization, sedentary lifestyle, lack of time for a healthy diet and shift from home cooked food to processed and street food. It has been estimated that almost 5-7 percent of the total Indian population is suffering from obesity. Another shocking revelation is that obesity is not only confined to adults or middle aged people, but is gripping youths and children as well.
In general, people having BMI more than 30 or 35 and having certain associated complications such as heart ailments and high pressure are advised to undergo fat loss surgery. For these patients, mild exercises, aerobics, gym, dieting or even liposuction therapy have proved to be unfruitful. Weight loss during these surgeries is achieved through two major tactics. The first type is reducing the stomach size which induces satiety with lower meal quantity. This process is achieved by gastric banding device. Another major surgery is intestinal bypassing which induced selective absorption of nutrients from the small intestine, thus controlling food absorption. This process is also known as gastric bypass. While all the above procedures are extremely safe, the success of the surgery also depends on the condition of the patients as well as pre and post-surgical care.
Fat-loss surgeries are becoming extremely popular and largely accepted in the India nation. The major causes for this increased acceptance are augmented awareness among patients regarding the benefits of fat-loss or obesity surgery compared to other meticulous and never ending procedures, acceptability of obesity surgeries as a safe and quick solution to morbid obesity and awareness of the related benefits of obesity surgery apart from fat loss.