Weight Loss

A Brief About Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Extra body weight always brings extra problems. It was quite challenging to resolve obesity permanently until the emergence of weight loss surgery. Today, however, the scenario has changed drastically. The Bariatric surgery procedures are improving lives in much better ways than ever before. Today, let’s discuss one such process – The Gastric Sleeve Surgery. What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery? The gastric sleeve surgery is a weight loss procedure that works on the principle of restriction. The restriction principle help with effective weight loss by limiting the amount of food intake in the body. It is done by removing about 70-90 % of the stomach with the help of surgery. Only a thin banana-like stomach pouch is left intact. How Gastric Sleeve Encourages Towards Weight Loss? As already mentioned, the surgery removes most of the stomach and staple the little pouch in the system. This stomach pouch can now hold about 10 to 30% food, as it used to before the

Know How Effective, Safe And Less Painful A Bariatric Surgery Is!

Obesity is increasing in India at an alarming rate. At least one of every 5 individuals are either obese or overweight. Obesity is the condition that is characterized by too much accumulation of body weight to an extent when it starts to bring many other associated illnesses. For the people who are slightly overweight and are otherwise healthy can easily bring the body back to a normal BMI range with dieting and exercising. However, for people who have any obesity-associated conditions or those who are morbidly obese mostly requires Bariatric surgery. However, there are many misconceptions regarding obesity surgery. Today we are going to discuss what is bariatric surgery, its effectiveness, its safety. So let’s begin. Bariatric surgery is more commonly known as weight reduction surgery or obesity surgery. It is done by making changes in the digestive system. The surgery works in 3 principles- the restriction, malabsorption, and mixed approach. So, let’s get along about its effectiveness. How Effective

How Weight Loss Surgery Helps to Control Binge Eating

Good food leads to good health if implemented from an early age. But getting out of control and falling in the trap of highly processed food is sometimes cannot be helped. It does not cause any severe complications if it happens once or twice. However, things go out of hand when people keep on having such food frequently. It is termed as binge eating or more commonly as mindless eating. Over a prolonged period of time, it causes obesity. Let’s understand how it can be treated with weight loss surgery. Obesity is termed as a condition in which an individual accumulates too much body weight. It can be a result of binge eating, but obesity also increases the severity of binge eating eventually. As a result, it becomes highly challenging to get rid of such a harmful eating disorder. Thankfully the emergence of obesity surgery can help to resolve obesity. Weight loss surgery or obesity surgery is a surgical procedure

How Weight Loss Surgery Can Clear Pathway Towards Motherhood

“The more, the merrier” it is something we often say while celebrating or even feasting during festivals. This, however, does not work when it comes to body weight. Obesity adds difficulty towards a natural conception for both men and women, but a little more for women due to various biological reasons. Today, we will discuss how obesity creates hurdles for women to conceive and how weight loss surgery can clear the path, effectively. In adult women, hormonal levels regulate both the menstrual cycle and ovulation cycle. Balanced cycles lead to successful natural conception. Obesity arises due to the wide distribution of fat in the body, which also disrupts both the cycles due to several mechanisms. For the menstrual cycle, it disrupts the frequency and pattern of menstruation. For ovulation cycle, it leads to anovulation (when no ovum releases from the ovary). Thereby, it reduces the chances of conception altogether. Moreover, obesity influences the insulin level in the body, which in

Intermittent Fasting – Why It Is A Bad Idea For Weight Loss Goal

Obesity is a global threat that is looming over the entire world in recent time. According to bariatric surgeons, mindless eating and overconsumption of fast food is the main reason for the same, which often is also accompanied by the lack of adequate exercise. To deal with obesity, many individual try out various dieting plan and remedies, without understanding its viability and side effects. Intermittent fasting is considered as one such presumed technique that can help with weight loss. Today, we will discuss what is it and why it is bad for health, along with an effective way to resolve obesity. What Is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for an eating pattern. Fasting in these cases does not imply that the person will not consume food at all, but they will simply control how much they eat and when. This fasting regime consists of some fast days and some cheat/feast days. On the fast days, the person

Facing Fat Shamming? How Obesity Surgery Can Help

Are you bulky or fat? Do you often find yourself being criticized by fit and trim people around you? You are not alone! Every obese individual face these sessions of criticism from both known and unknown people around them. Obese individual seeking weight loss surgery often admit of such criticism. Let’s understand what is body shamming and how it can be helped for good with obesity surgery. What Is Body Shaming? Body shamming or fat shaming is self-explanatory in nature. When people criticize or make fun of people who are seemingly fat or bulky, purely because of their appearance, it is called body shamming. Often it happens in public transport or public places like restaurant or shopping malls mostly by strangers, but it can also happen in a personal get-together by friends, family and known acquaintances as well. How It Affects? Body shaming effects in various ways, of which mostly it does more damage than good. On the positive side,

What Can Be Done To Address Prevalence Of Obesity In Children and Woman

Obesity in children and women is a undesired disease which is the root cause of many health problems that we are seeing day to day. A recent annual conference of Obesity surgeons from across the world discussed this new occurrence amongst our young Indians. This led me to think about the root cause. Let’s talk. Obesity in children should be prevented. Parents should not be over-feeding their children with high-calorie, easy snacks like chips, cakes, pastries, chocolates. Effort taken to provide them healthy diet and lot of outdoor activity should go a long way towards ensuring healthy life for your kids in future. Mothers should learn to cook healthy meals. Ensure your child utilize their games period well and don’t let teachers take away that games time to complete their syllabus. Be a responsible parent. Talk to teacher or principal. Also stick to rules when allowing your child to view TV. Allow limited 30 minutes only if one plays outdoor.

Why Women Are More Prone To Gain Excess Weight

‘Women’s health needs to be in front and center – it often isn’t but it needs to be.’ As rightly said by Cynthia Nixon, a renowned American actress, politician, and activist, women’s health needs much more priority than it gets. Apart from deadly health threats like cancers, one major health condition threatens their health all around the globe is obesity! Today, let’s discuss why women are often more prone to weight gain and how it can be addressed. Weight gain is mostly due to the imbalance of calorie intake and calories burnt. This is true for both men and women. Thus a determined, health-conscious individual of either gender often stays in shape through their life. However, the morphological difference between the genders makes women more susceptible to weight gain. It usually starts with puberty as women’s body begins to develop feminine features like breasts and more prominent thighs and buttocks. These tissues are mostly made up of fat and start

Physical And Social Problems Faced By Obese People

No one can resist the temptation of having or getting anything extra, can they? It is true for everything, unless, it is body weight. Having excessive body weight brings only complications, with no positive advantages. Here we list out some of the most common physical and social challenges faced by obese people, as stated by our patients undergoing weight loss surgery. Physical Challenges Associated With Obesity 1. Immobility The most challenging and embarrassing problem most obese individual face is the constricted degree of movement. It is extreme in the case of morbidly obese individuals, who might need help for doing even the routine chores. 2. Obesity-Associated Complications Obesity does not come alone, it brings several other conditions as well. These include sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, respiratory illness, and many others. Once obesity gets clubbed with these complications, it is even more difficult to shed the extra body weight conventionally. 3. Tremendous Challenges In a Day-To-Day Basis

Diet Guidelines To Follow Before The Obesity Surgery

The prevalence of obesity is all around the globe across people of all ages. Thankfully the availability of obesity surgery is helpful in this regard. The effectiveness of this procedure depends on the condition of a patient, the expertise of the obesity surgeon, amount of weight loss to attain and the patient’s commitment towards doctor’s suggestion before and after the obesity surgery. There are several types of weight loss surgery, but today we will offer some guidelines to follow before any such procedure. Weight loss surgery is an elective procedure, which gives the patient, an ample amount of time to prepare everything in advance. The pre-surgery diet starts about 2 weeks prior to the date of surgery. It consists of some common guidelines. Including protein supplement to keep the nutrient level in the body. It is crucial as the pre-surgery diet will include food of exceptionally low calorific value. Limit highly processed food and sugar-containing food. Reducing the consumption of

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