Obesity Surgery

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

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

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

A Brief Introduction To Dumping Syndrome

Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery includes several types of procedures performed on people who have obesity. This is done by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through the removal of a portion of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch. Weight loss surgery is an effective one. It’s not a temporary solution to weight reduction rather a permanent one. However, there are some complications the patients have to go through after the surgery. One of them is dumping syndrome. So let’s know in details about this after surgery complication called dumping syndrome. You can get dumping syndrome after you have surgery to remove part or all of your stomach, or if you have stomach bypass surgery for weight loss. The problem occurs when food moves too quickly from your stomach into the first part of your small intestine after you eat. This causes symptoms like cramps

How Effective Obesity Surgery Really Is?

Obesity is a prevalent disease in today’s world. So many people are getting affected by it. The only way to get rid of this permanently is getting a weight reduction surgery. A surgery is very effective for most of the obese patients. It helps them to return back to their normal body weight and eventually lives. The proportion of body weight a patient will lose with the weight reduction surgery depends on several factors including: Weight before surgery Patient’s age Overall condition of patient’s health Specific surgical procedure Commitment to maintaining dietary guidelines and other follow-up care Patient’s motivation and the cooperation of family, friends, and associates Ability to exercise Weight reduction surgery has been found to be effective in improving and controlling many obesity-related health conditions. Back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression were improved or even resolved. For example, many patients with Type 2 diabetes, while showing less overall excess weight-loss, have demonstrated excellent resolution

Can Milk Consumption Make You Fat?

As with most weight loss debates, the answer to ‘whether or not milk can make you fat’ isn’t a simple yes or no. In case you gain excessive weight, a weight reduction surgery is recommended. On one hand, that tall glass of creamy goodness packs a lot of calories and fat, at least if you’re drinking whole-creamed milk, there are chances of gaining weight. However, milk is recommended as a part of dietary plans. So before you contemplate the dietary consequences of drinking milk, first consider what makes the body accumulate weight. If a person with an average metabolism were to start eating 3,500 extra calories a week, he or she would probably gain about a pound weekly. It might get typically stored as fat if the person is not physically active. Milk is a food that’s offered in an amazing array of choices. The highest fat milk is whole milk, which contains 8 grams of fat per serving. However,

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