Bariatric Surgery

Foods You Can Eat To Boost Your Immunity Without Increasing Your Weight

The whole world is experiencing something that no one has experienced before. While different parts of the world are dealing with coronavirus in their own ways, in India, we are experiencing a lockdown in the whole nation. One of the most important things doctors are saying is that to fight or prevent Covid-19 we all need strong immunity. Your immunity should be the strongest right now, even if you are sitting at home. We, at ILS Bariatric Care, a renowned bariatric surgery hospital in India, are going to offer some suggestions on what kind of foods you should eat to boost your immunity without increasing your weight. Vitamin C The first thing that should be in your list to boost your immunity is Vitamin C. It will increase the level of antibodies in your body that helps to fight bacteria, virus, or any other foreign cells. It will also help to differentiate the white blood cells which will provide you

The Different Types Of Kidney Disease And How Obesity Can Cause Them

Obesity has a way of destructing and damaging the whole body gradually over time. Some say it is a virus, which if not removed with the help of various means like bariatric surgery can cause so many other complications. On this World Kidney Day, ILS Bariatric Care in Kolkata has taken the initiative to make people aware of the role of obesity in kidney disease. Here we have given some different types of kidney diseases and how obesity can aggravate it. Chronic Kidney Disease One of the major and lethal types of kidney problem is chronic kidney disease. It is a long-term condition and needs long-term treatment. The main cause of this disease is high blood pressure. When blood pressure increases, kidneys are one of the first organs to get affected. It increases the pressure on glomeruli which are the tiny blood vessels located in our kidneys. This is where the blood gets cleaned. When your high blood pressure keeps

Did You Know Your Brain Might Age Fast If You Are An Obese Person?

When the brain stops working, the whole body stops working. So, in order to live a long and healthy life, your brain should be healthy. When a person starts to become old, the ageing process ages their brain too. The brain starts losing white matters and shrink. Until recently doctors used to think that only ageing of a person can make the brain shrink. But it has been observed that there is another reason too. Obesity can make a person’s brain age faster than normal. Doctors performing weight reduction surgery in Kolkata has reported in several cases how obesity is affecting the people’s brain. What Happens When Your Brain Ages? Several changes occur when your brain starts to age regardless of your age: The part of the brain which can conduct the learning and other difficult mental activities starts to shink. Communication between neurons which are also known as the nerve cells starts reducing. Decrease of blood flow in the

4 Common Misconceptions People Have About Bariatric Surgery

You must be quite familiar with the term Bariatric surgery. Many people are now choosing this way to lose weight. But still, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding bariatric surgery in people’s mind. Today we are going to clarify some of those misconceptions. Misconception -1 It doesn’t matter which type of surgery you have. It definitely matters which type of Bariatric surgery you have. Gastric bypass surgery- Someone with diabetes would likely need this surgery which reduces the size of the stomach and bypass some of the small intestines. Sleeve gastrectomy- For patients with BMIs up to 50, this surgery removes all but a banana-sized portion of the stomach. Gastric banding – This is needed on less numbers of patients, who manages to maintain a diet and proper lifestyle but even then suffering from obesity. In this surgery, a band restricts the amount of food your stomach will be able to contain. Misconception -2 Surgery is a ‘cop-out’. Willpower

What Kind Of Life Will You Have After Bariatric Surgery

Obesity has become a very common condition for many people. It occurs when a person carries a lot of excess weight or body fat. This body fat can lead to other conditions and diseases. In this fast paced life everyone wants a quick solution for everything. Bariatric surgery is an efficient and proven solution for obesity that can solves your problem primarily. It is a surgical procedure that helps reduce the excess body fat from someone’s body. Bariatric surgery might become an important occurrence in a patient’s weight-loss journey for a new beginning. Most bariatric surgeries are laparoscopic or keyhole surgery, which means the surgeon make small incisions instead of large cut which is less painful and helps in faster recovery. Most people after the surgery need to stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days and are allowed to get back to normal activities within 3 to 5 weeks. The success rate of bariatric surgery is very high.

Suffering From Diabesity – Overcome Both With Weight Loss Surgery

If you are suffering from obesity, you are likely to have high blood sugar too. Sadly, the vice versa is a quite possible scenario as well. Obesity brings many complications if left untreated for a long time. These include complications such as sleep apnea, joint pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many more. However, out of these, the association between obesity and diabetes is the most common and severe. As per bariatric surgeons, this condition is termed as diabesity. Let’s understand how severe is diabesity and how it can be treated with weight loss surgery. What is diabesity? As already mentioned obesity has a strong association with diabetes, particularly type 2. Diabesity is a simple interpretation of Diabetes + Obesity. Diabesity is a condition in which a person suffers from both these metabolic conditions. Either a person becomes obese first and acquires diabetes later or they are diabetic first and become obese eventually. Either way, once someone is diagnosed with

How Obesity Can Complicate Pregnancy And Childbirth

Obesity jeopardizes your health in many aspects, but as per several bariatric surgeons, maternal obesity is particularly risky. Maternal obesity is a condition when you are clinically obese while you are pregnant. It is very common to gain weight during pregnancy, as you nurture the growing baby in your tummy. But maternal obesity is a severe case in which the mother is severely overweight or obese before she becomes pregnant. Obesity can complicate your pregnancy and childbirth in the following ways. Gestational Diabetes Even if you never have high blood sugar previously, obesity can lead to gestational diabetes, which, in turn, can bring several other complications for both you and your baby. Sleep Apnea Obesity adds excess weight around the neck and causes temporary blockage of air reaching the lungs during sleep. Normally it leads to fatigue, but during pregnancy, it can create severe complications. Preeclampsia You can be diagnosed with high blood pressure, which in turn uplifts the risks

Extra Sugar Leads To Extra Weight – 3 Useful Tips To Limit Sugar Consumption

A sprinkle of sugar adds a different flavor to any food, particularly the desserts. No matter how tempting they feel, they have a downside too. Consuming too much sugar can lead to weight gain. Patients who seek weight loss surgery, admits on consuming sugar and sugar-based food routinely. In case you too love having sugar in your everyday diet and wondering how you can cut them off, we offer some simple tips for the same. Avoid sugar-loaded drinks It is very tempting to grab cold drinks, especially during the summers. But these are loaded with calories that are responsible for adding pounds to your belly line. Instead, you can go for infused water or lemonade. These are some healthier options, as these contain much lesser sugar in them. Eat fruits instead of drinking fruit juice Fruit juices are available in every shop these days. Whether you want the juice of mango, guava, litchi, or any other fruits, you can have

Prevent Risks Of Heart Attack And Stroke With Weight Loss Surgery

The number of people seeking weight-loss surgeries is rising these days. People who are morbidly obese are no longer going for unfruitful means like dieting and exercise for a long time and instead are relying on obesity treatment approach. Moreover, people who are classified as overweight or obese are also relying on weight loss surgery to get rid of the other obesity-associated conditions. Heart attack and stroke are two of the most severe associated risks of obesity. Let’s understand how extra bodyweight uplifts the risks of these medical emergencies and how weight loss surgery can reduce the same. How Obesity can Leads To Heart Attack And Stroke Obesity leads to excess fat deposition in the body and as a result, it brings other complications such as high blood sugar level, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol, etc. High cholesterol leads to plaque build-up in the blood vessels. This plaque builds up, block the blood flow through the vessels and

Frequently Asked Questions About Obesity Surgery

Obesity is indeed an immense problem in our current lifestyle. Maintaining our weight and staying fit has become a hardship. Whatever we do, whether it’s regular exercise or dieting, sometimes nothing seems to work. Thus, more and more people are seeking out other ways to stay fit. One such way is obesity surgery. But a lot of people do not know what obesity surgery is all about. So, there are a lot of questions that are frequently asked by patients to obesity surgery doctors. In this blog, we will try to answer such frequently asked questions. What Is Obesity Surgery? As the name suggests, obesity surgery or weight loss surgery is a medical procedure which is availed by someone who is obese/overweight to lose the excess weight. This surgery can be done in two ways, open surgery and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. This surgery includes a variety of procedures that reduces the size of the stomach and change the digestive

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