Bariatric Surgery

Binging And Purging – Why This Weight Loss Mantra Is A Must-Avoid

If you simply type the terms ‘weight loss tips’, the internet will flood with hundreds of results. The concept of ‘binging and purging’ is kind of new thing that is being adopted by many people in the western countries. It is considered as a weight loss tip, but obesity surgery doctors and any sane person even with a minute knowledge of the human body and diet strictly argues against it. Let’s understand what it is, in details. The practice comprises of 2 events, namely the binging and the purging. As the terms, itself suggests the binging comprises of mindless eating in a short period of time and many overweight individuals are quite familiar with it. Purging, on the other hand, means getting rid of and is practiced by removing the food from the body as soon as possible. As most of you are familiar that digestion takes about 6-8 hours and a total of 10-12 hours to eliminate from the

Is Obesity A Rich Man’s Illness – A Comparative Study

Until 5-6 decades ago, obesity was considered as an illness only those with high bank balance can ‘afford’ to have. The most common image of obesity was linked to a fat child, feasting upon cupcakes, or a rich man lying off the entire day. In general, it was a disease only people of high economic strata can ‘afford’ to have. But as per the statistics of obesity treatment sought in India in the past few decades, the socio-economic strata is not a relevant factor anymore. Let’s discuss that in details. The prevalence of obesity is reinforced by the fact that one out of every 5 Indians is either overweight or obese. It counts for 20 % Indian population with unhealthy body weight. The people who are suffering from obesity are increasing in both urban and rural areas rapidly. In fact, the count of people who are both obese and have lower income is very high as compared to their counterpart

Are You Encouraging Your Teen Towards Obesity?

Today’s family structure is mostly nuclear type, comprising of parents and children and more recently just one child. It is not surprising to find them, treating them to their fullest. This ‘love treats’ are doing more harm than good. Making them feel loved and safe is one thing, but stuffing them with junk food is a bad idea. The situation of teen obesity needs to be addressed as the number of teens seeking fat loss surgery is increasing sharply. It is true that children need to consume more nutritious food in their growing years. But these should include plenty of green veggies, fresh fruits, lentils, Indian bread, milk, etc., not highly processed pizza, burger, and sugar loaded milkshakes. In fact, it is best to refrain them as much as possible. Now it is kind of very challenging to avoid them altogether, being a teen with the social circle and get togethering. These days, a family with both the spouse working

Finding Stretch Marks On Your Belly Recently? Know What Might Be The Cause

One day you take a good look at your self-proclaimed ‘not-so-bad-shaped’ body in the mirror. The curves and flaps look the same, but wait, isn’t that a stretch mark right across the belly? It looks like an injury, but it isn’t. Stretch marks are stripe-like things on the skin, predominantly on the abdomen that arises due to persistent tension on the skin. It is most prevalent among women during and after pregnancy and also among overweight and obese individuals. It is often harmless in nature, but it should be addressed with more caution. It is a secret sign from your body that it is accumulating more weight than it can handle. In fact, most of the people who seek fat loss surgery later in their life started their journey of plus size with several noticeable stretch marks on their body. The stretch marks, at first, appears as the first sign of the accumulation of too much belly fat. They appear

The Working Principle Of ‘Restriction’ Obesity Surgery Procedure

The statistics of obesity surgery in India are on the rise since past few decades. Since its emergence, many new techniques are making its name in the realm of obesity surgery. However, the restriction procedure remains the most widely performed procedure even till date. Let’s understand its working principle in details along with the procedures that use this principle. ‘Restriction’, as the word itself implies, it refers to the procedures that limit the amount of food we consume. Ideally, the motto of ‘restriction’ towards fast food, since an early age would help prevent obesity in the first place. But needless to say, it is not any convenient answer for the people who are obese already. So often they are advised to undergo obesity procedures that are based on restriction approach. What is the restriction approach? The stomach is a pouch-like organ that holds and stores the food while the digestion process occurs simultaneously. The stomach lining has many cells that

A Brief Introduction To Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Nowadays, so many people are getting affected by obesity. It has no proper reason and can happen to anyone whoever has their BMI over 30. Normal dieting and exercise cannot cure this disease. Only a bariatric surgery can give the final solution. There are several types of bariatric surgery that are extremely effective. Laparoscopic surgery is an advanced method of obesity surgeries these days. Here we will have a brief introduction to it. The operations recognized by most bariatric surgeons include vertical sleeve gastronomy, gastric lap banding, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The exact procedures vary greatly for each of the procedure. However, the basic concept remains unchanged. The abdomen is first inflated with the help of carbon monoxide gases. The inflated abdomen creates the working space for the operation. About 4 to 5-minute incisions are made int he abdomen. Each of the incision measures about one-fourth of an inch. A camera, cold light source, thin tubes, and other instruments are

5 Types of Weight Correction Surgeries: Risks and Benefits

Are you struggling with obesity? Then know that according to a research, obese or overweight people pose a higher risk of premature death. Worried? Don’t be, as weight correction surgeries are at your rescue! Of course, surgery is not recommended for every overweight patient. So how do you know if weight loss surgery is right for you? Well, weight loss surgery is right for you, if – You are overweight Your BMI is more than 32 with a serious obesity-related condition You are committed to making a dramatic change in lifestyle You are ready to make changes in the way you eat after surgery Different types of weight loss surgery With weight loss surgeries, your doctor makes changes to your small intestine or stomach. Here we will discuss some of most common weight correction methods – 1. Gastric Bypass In this procedure, the surgeon leaves a tiny part of the stomach, known as the pouch. As the pouch is not

How Do You Know When You Have Transitioned From Overweight To Obese?

So many people are suffering from obesity these days. However, not everyone who gains excessive weight is obese. Obese people need a weight reduction surgery or a bariatric operation to get back into normal life. While overweight people necessarily do not need a surgery. The condition of having excess weight than normal is known as overweight and obesity. However, there are several differences between being overweight and being obese. Let’s understand some of the differences in details. Differences Based on their Definition: Being overweight is having a body weight more than normal for an individual’s age, height, and sex. However, being obese implies that the individual having an excess amount of body fat and Body Mass Index above 30. Differences based on BMI Range: BMI or Body Mass Index is a ratio of the weight and the height of an individual, in order to determine their ideal body weight with respect to their height. For an overweight individual, the BMI

A Brief Introduction To Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Obesity is a disease that is affecting more and more people these days. Just a diet and exercise can’t cure obesity for every individual. A bariatric surgery is required to get a permanent solution. There are mainly 4 types of bariatric surgery. One of them is vertical Sleeve gastrectomy, which is a quite common procedure. Read more – An Overview of Lap Band Gastric Surgery Here we will discuss Sleeve Gastrectomy method in brief. Sleeve gastrectomy, a well-executed obesity procedure, attains weight loss by restricting the amount of the food intake. This procedure is usually performed laparoscopically. The surgeon reduces approximately 75 percent of the stomach. As a result, the stomach becomes in the shape of a tube that can only hold much lesser food. As per statistics, the average weight loss attained by this procedure is usually 60% or more of the excess weight. Better results are obtained with good adherence to dietary and behavioral guidelines. By adopting smarter food

Medical Treatment Is Important For Obese Individuals

Self-treatment is a very common practice in many parts of India. Let it be a simple case of a sore throat or viral fever, several individuals believe in trying out homemade remedies at first. Needless to say, they seek treatment after things go wrong. Practicing something like this for severe health conditions can not only be fruitless but also potentially harmful. Obesity is one such health issue that should never be meddled with home remedies and illogical solutions. Obesity is a medical condition that leads to an excessive weight gain of an individual. The long-term high consumption of calorie, fatty food with little to no physical exercise leads to obesity. People often adopt unhealthy lifestyle and mumbo-jumbo diet chart in hope of losing weight in a short-term period. These unscientific approaches often include strict dieting, vigorous exercise, consumption of several food items in high quantity etc. Even if it may work sometimes for slightly overweight people, but for obese people

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